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CTMS Provider Velos Joins WCG

Princeton, NJ – January 24, 2019 – The WIRB-Copernicus Group®’s (WCG™) Clinical Services Division has acquired the Velos eResearch business line.  Velos is a leading provider of clinical trial management solutions (CTMS) that increase the productivity and efficiency of clinical research. Velos links the administrative, financial, and regulatory elements of clinical research on a single, adaptable, easy-to-use technology platform making the execution of research more organized, more manageable and more profitable for institutions.

“We are pleased to welcome Velos to the WCG family,” said Donald A. Deieso, PhD, Executive Chairman and CEO of WCG. “WCG is privileged to serve more than 2,800 institutions, and we are thrilled to empower them with technology solutions that will increase the efficiency of their research programs.”

WCG partners with 93% of the institutions – and 90% of the academic medical centers – that conduct research in the United States. WCG helps institutions accommodate the changes which are occurring in the rapidly evolving drug development landscape by providing solutions that increase the efficiency and profitability of their research, accelerate patient enrollment and position them to attract increased industry funding.

“Our clients are recognized for their academic and clinical research excellence and scientific achievement,” said John S. McIlwain, MBA, Co-founder and CEO of Velos. “They are a critical part of the clinical research ecosystem. It is our mission to break down the silos and administrative barriers slowing their progress and limiting their growth, to enable them to accelerate breakthroughs in clinical care.”

An Internet platform solution, Velos eResearch simplifies the management of institutional research by linking study status, patient enrollment, calendars, budgets, billing, and electronic data capture (EDC). By centralizing the management of research activities – and the collection of research-related information – on a single electronic platform, Velos increases the efficiency, transparency and accessibility of institutional research.

Like WCG’s previous acquisitions, Velos will operate independently and retain its headquarters in Fremont, CA. WCG will support Velos with access to capital, expertise and corporate operational support.

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About WCG

WCG is a global leader of solutions that measurably improve and accelerate clinical research. Biopharmaceutical and medical device companies, contract research organizations (CROs), research institutions, and sites partner with us for our unmatched expertise, data intelligence, and purpose-built technology to make informed decisions and optimize study outcomes, while maintaining the highest standards of human participant protection. WCG raises the bar by pioneering new concepts, reimagining processes, fostering compliance and safety, and empowering those who perform clinical trials to accelerate the delivery of medical therapies and devices that improve lives. For more information, please visit or follow us on LinkedIn or X @WCGClinical.