Phase II study for Sjögren’s syndrome drug: Cooperation between SERVIER Than and Clariness
12 April, 2022
The internationally active patient recruitment specialist Clariness supports the German subsidiary SERVIER Forschung-und-Pharma-Entwicklung GmbH of the French pharmaceutical company SERVIER in the digital recruitment of a clinical trial through the ClinLife portal in Germany.
Primary Sjögren’s syndrome is an autoimmune disease that mainly attacks the salivary and lacrimal glands. Worldwide, about 60 out of 100,000 people are affected by this disease.
“So far, there is no targeted treatment that has proven to be effective. Treatment is therefore individualized and depends on the type and extent of symptoms. Current treatment options mainly include the use of symptomatic agents such as tear and saliva substitutes, saliva stimulating substances and pain medication,” says the French pharmaceutical company SERVIER.
A new drug is currently in development that is a biological therapy using an antibody to suppress the inflammatory processes that occur in primary Sjögren’s syndrome.
A phase II trial is currently underway to further develop the drug. For this purpose, SERVIER Forschung- und Pharma-Entwicklung GmbH is cooperating with Clariness, an internationally active specialist for patient recruitment.
“We are delighted to have signed our first contract with Servier Forschung- und Pharma-Entwicklung GmbH for our ClinLife Registry product. We are providing patient recruitment support at various sites in Germany,” says Moritz Kloss, Vice President ClinLife Registry at Clariness. Patient recruitment with the indication Primary Sjögren’s Syndrome started in the first quarter of 2022.
About SERVIER: Innovation for patients
SERVIER is a privately held, global research-based pharmaceutical company that puts innovative therapies for patients at the heart of everything it does.
With 21,800 employees, France’s second-largest pharmaceutical company generated revenues of more than €4.72 billion across 150 countries in 2021. It serves 100 million patients worldwide every day. SERVIER invests over 20 per cent of its pharmaceutical revenues annually in research and development of new medicines in the areas of autoimmune diseases, oncology and hematology, neuro-degenerative and cardiovascular/metabolic diseases.
As one of fifteen globally active research centers, SERVIER Forschung- und Pharma-Entwicklung GmbH conducts clinical trials in Germany, Austria and Switzerland mainly in the areas of autoimmune diseases and oncology/hematology. The support of scientific research and funding awards as well as a high level of social commitment are part of Servier’s fundamental ethical stance (www.servier.de).
About Clariness GmbH
Clariness provides high-end services across the clinical trial lifecycle, including study feasibility, patient recruitment, and patient retention services, for pharmaceutical companies, contract research organizations (CROs), and study sites across the globe.
Dedicated to improving patients’ lives by accelerating the development of medical treatments and therapies, Clariness is the leading expert in global patient recruitment with 17+ years’ experience. Clariness has supported over 1,200 clinical trials worldwide through its market leading patient portal ClinLife®, which is active in 50+ countries, available in 35+ languages, covers 80+ indications, and welcomes 15+ million visitors per year.
ClinLife® is a patient-friendly digital platform that allows users to browse indications, find matching clinical studies and apply for them via the portal. Different sponsors, sites, CROs and digital health applications list a single study or an entire portfolio of clinical trials on ClinLife. For more information, visit www.clariness.com and www.clinlife.com.