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

  • Biometrics

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    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

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    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

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    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

  • 4

    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

  • 5

    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

Ophthalmology Experience

  • Age-related Macular Degeneration - 47%

  • Other Retinopathies* - 11%

  • Keratocjunctivitis - 8%

  • Glaucoma - 7%

  • Dry Eye - 7%

  • Corneal Disorder - 5%

  • Diabetic Macular Oedema - 5%

  • Ocular Inflammation - 3%

  • Other Indications - 7%

*Includes retinal vein occlusion, retinopathy, retinal dystrophy, retinal degeneration, and macular edema secondary to CRVO.

Efficient delivery, no matter the complexity

TFS’ highly specialized global ophthalmology team, including four medical consultants and two in-house ophthalmologists, has experience in delivering complex studies including rare diseases, stem cell and gene therapy indications. This includes 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.

  • Marcia Swank

    Executive Director Ophthalmology

    • Demonstrated leader of local and global teams in the clinical research and clinical practice settings
    • In-depth understanding of biopharma operational and business needs
    • Broad expertise across indications—directed the conduct of multiple ophthalmology clinical programs in more than 15 indications
    • Strong relationships with ophthalmology site networks including specialized sites with stem cell and gene therapy expertise
    • More than 20 years of ophthalmology and optometry experience

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 we have the expertise to support that claim. Work with us and make us your team.