Atlantic Research Group

The Rare Disease CRO

Atlantic Research Group specializes in the management of rare disease clinical trials

ARG is a rare disease-focused contract research organization that provides comprehensive clinical program development services ranging from pre-launch consulting to commercialization. Founded in 2004, ARG has experienced consistent growth across the globe, expanding our reach to include drug and device trial management in diverse and wide-ranging therapeutic areas.

The Atlantic Research Group Difference

ARG is able to offer optimal value because we combine the best of all offerings from all sizes of CROs: a full suite of services — including the latest technologies featuring integration, automation, and data visualization — along with the same individual attentiveness we have offered since 2004. We achieve all of this via efficiency, operating at a very high level of sophistication through the use of cutting-edge technologies.

We specialize in a total team approach to meeting and exceeding the requirements of clients and have been remarkably effective in consistently delivering on deadlines for clinical trials. Our high performance rates have resulted in receiving multiple repeat-business opportunities.

The Role of CROs in Rare Disease Trials

We know that a CRO is an essential tool in bringing a new drug to market in today’s demanding world of orphan drug development. While the global patient pool is small for each investigational product, the impact of its potential use is immeasurable.

It is impossible for large pharmaceutical companies to dedicate valuable in-house lab space and staff for every phase of the drug and device development process, so using ARG can lead to remarkable reductions in the time required to achieve final regulatory approval. This is because we assign high visibility and importance to each and every one of our projects, regardless of the size of the Sponsor.

Global Reach, Global Perspective

As rare diseases span the globe, so must the research that results in successful treatment for them. From North America and South America to Europe and Asia, ARG has continued to extend its reach. In Europe, we have partnered with other CROs in order to maximize and consolidate our clinical trial opportunities. As a result, we have access to a wide network of sponsors, partners, clinicians, lab professionals, and most importantly patients.

Industry-Leading Tools and Applications

The rare disease clinical trial space demands total command over project platforms, and we continually demonstrate the capacity to not only build and utilize individual pieces, but bring them together in ARG EAI (Enterprise Application Integration). We integrate a suite of platforms and services that best fits the needs of our sponsors, from eTMF to EDC to Safety to Quality Assurance. Beyond these, we use SAS to analyze data and Spotfire to create easy-to-use sponsor dashboards.

A Strong Legacy of Orphan Drug Success

ARG’s primary goal is to improve and prolong the lives of the people affected by rare diseases through the clinical trials we manage. One notable example of the many ARG clinical trial success stories is a C1 inhibitor developed to treat hereditary angioedema (HAE). HAE symptoms include edema (swelling) in the hands, feet, face, and throat; in addition, patients often have abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting caused by swelling in the intestinal wall. Before this therapy became available in late 2008, the mortality rate caused by throat swelling was believed to be as high as 30%.

ARG managed the pivotal clinical trials that led to the FDA and subsequent international regulatory approvals as well as the global market release of this C1 inhibitor. We were grateful for the opportunity to make an impact on lives.

Over time we continue to realize our patient-centric approach by carefully cultivating relationships, fostering meaningful communication, and anticipating and addressing all of the challenges in our studies. ARG is rare for a reason: we successfully operationalize orphan development projects because we believe everyone deserves to be well.