Advarra Acquires Clinical Site Technology Vendor Forte as IRB Consolidations Grow

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Advarra, a private equity-backed consolidator of IRBs as well as technology and clinical service vendors, has announced its intent to acquire leading academic research center focused vendor Forte. Their OnCore enterprise research software has been adopted by many large academic medical centers. The combined organization leverages mutual strengths in supporting the research community with the client, regulatory expertise, and technology-enabled efficiencies to accelerate innovation, streamline research operations, support faster study start-up and help improve overall research productivity. The acquisition bolsters its position for intensified competition against rival WCG.

Forte has been a leading provider of the academic research center and site solution technology including electronic data capture, document management, study management, and reporting. Private equity infused capital (and took ownership) in the Wisconsin-based enterprise back in 2015. The Forte Solution Stack includes 1) Clinical Trial Management 2) Clinical Data Management and 3) Research Administration. What follows is a brief summary of their solutions.

Clinical Trial Management (CTM)

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