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See the difference that working with TFS HealthScience can make for your next opthalmology clinical trial. Expect more from your CRO.

Global in mind, local at heart

At TFS HealthScience you receive the experience and resources needed for customized ophthalmic clinical research solutions. To get your product to market as efficiently as possible, we combine internal scientific, medical, regulatory, and operational expertise with our innovative technology and network of trusted resources.

Our services

When we support your trial, we provide a complete scope of services such as:

Study protocol design and writing

Full-service project management

Regulatory affairs

Clinical Operations

Medical monitoring


Project Delivery

  • Proficient clinical teams led by experienced project managers competent in project delivery, disease areas , as well as associated procedures
  • Consistent service and support provided by experienced medical writers, statisticians, data managers, physicians and regulatory affairs experts
  • Study metrics demonstrating performance

Site and KOL Network

  • Evaluation and input into project design, indication and disease prevalence, provided by internal ophthalmologists and via KOL network
  • Access to a global network of experienced investigators through our Ophthalmology Elite Site Network. With access to patient populations for targeted feasibility, expedited start up, patient recruitment and retention, leading to successful execution of clinical trials

Medical and Safety Management

  • Signal detection through review of lab alerts and ocular imaging
  • Monitoring of patient eligibility and safety
  • Review of Serious Adverse Events (SAEs) and Adverse Events of Special Interest (AESIs)
  • Leadership and/or contribution towards safety and data review committee needs
  • Authoring of medical and safety plans

Study Team Training

  • Specific team training on trial indications, treatment regimens and project related procedures
  • Frequent medical training forums, providing ocular disease area training
  • Program strategy mentorship provided by operational leadership

Governance Process

  • Aligned TFS process: Team management empowered to make decisions appropriate to their responsibilities
  • Incorporating three levels of project governance to guarantee study oversight and management commitment

TFS Ophthalmology at a glance

Working with more than 50 Key Opinion Leaders

Established presence in over 500 sites

More than 60 projects in 24 countries

Nearly 5,000 patients in the last five years

Studies in more than 10 ophthalmology indications

TFS Ophthalmology Therapeutic Indications

Efficient delivery, no matter the complexity

The highly specialized global ophthalmology team at TFS, including four medical consultants and two in-house ophthalmologists, has experience delivering complex studies, including individual specialization in retina, cornea, ocular inflammation, glaucoma, and oculoplastic. The team, together with TFS’ leading technology, full-service capabilities, and vast network of trusted partners, can help move your study efficiently throughout its development journey.

Site management

Accelerated specific start-up procedures and expert site management. Full-service ophthalmology clinical trial management for every stage of clinical trial development.

Vast vendor network and partnerships

Trusted relationships with reading centers for assessing images (optical coherence tomography, fundus photography, fundus autofluorescence, fluorescein angiography)

Ophthalmology Elite Site Network

Established relationships with top certification partners providing refraction services and visual acuity training

One project, one team

Your TFS team members are selected with care. They are experienced, dedicated, and have a talent for clear communication. When you choose us to work on your ophthalmology trial, we become part of your team, committed to your goals.

TFS Vice President, Ophthalmology Business Unit

Marcia Swank

Vice President, Head of Ophthalmology

  • More than 20 years of optometry and ophthalmology experience including clinical research
  • Demonstrated leadership leveraging trust, quality and efficiency between biopharma and CROs
  • Former SMO owner and ophthalmology pharmaceutical consultant
  • Deep understanding of the therapeutic ecosystem and high dynamics of the pharmaceutical market
  • Expertise across management functions to shape the bold, complex strategies today’s biopharma demands

Right people, right solutions

If you’re looking for people to entrust with your next project, you’re in the right place. We are the right people with the right solutions and have the expertise to support that claim. Work with us and make us your team.

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