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Synteract Requalifies as Certified Member of BVMA, the Federal Association of CROs in Germany

SAN DIEGO and MUNICH – August 12, 2015 – Synteract has recently passed a re-audit required by the BVMA, the Federal Association of Contract Research Organizations in Germany, to renew its certification to remain on the list of approved BVMA vendors in Germany.  

BVMA was founded in July 1991 to represent CROs based in Germany or German-speaking countries. To become a member, CROs must meet certain criteria and successfully participate in and complete a quality assurance audit. Additional criteria includes conducting commercial activity as a contract research organization in Germany for a minimum of two years and providing at least two letters of reference from other member companies. In addition, the applicant must agree to meet the organization’s strict code of ethics.

In order to ensure that each member continues to satisfy the high quality demands, all members voluntarily undergo re-auditing every three years. The General Assembly appoints an external organization to carry out this task and determines the focus of attention for each re-audit. This self-imposed measure ensures that all member companies maintain the high quality standard and allows them to gain credibility in the marketplace that sets them apart from non-member competitors.

“Both the initial review and the periodic re-audits provide peace of mind to our international customers that they can depend on the accuracy and quality of the clinical research services we provide,” says Director of Quality Assurance Monika Mayerhöfer at Synteract. “We are proud to have been recertified as a member of BVMA and look forward to establishing even better relationships with the CRO and biopharma communities in Germany as a result of this re-certification.”

The member companies of the BVMA maintain a lively exchange of information on all topics of importance to the CRO industry, including questions of liability and insurance, education and training, and trends in the pharmaceutical and clinical research industry. Other associations, institutions and the press consider the BVMA as the authoritative body representing the interests of German CROs. All member companies are represented by the Executive Board of the BVMA for actions affecting the industry.

About Synteract                                    
Synteract is a full-service contract research organization with a successful two-decade track record supporting biotechnology, medical device and pharmaceutical companies. Synteract has conducted Phase I-IV studies on six continents and in more than 60 countries, offering expertise across multiple therapeutic areas, with notable depth in oncology, CNS, infectious disease, endocrinology, cardiovascular and respiratory. With its “Shared Work – Shared Vision” philosophy and ICD+ approach, Synteract provides customized services collaboratively and cost effectively to provide “Tomorrow’s Treatments” to the patients who need them.


Amanda Whitlock


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