News

Emmes is excited to share the significant progress being made in clinical studies we undertake for clients and to give you a look inside some of our own news.

Press Releases

08/02/2021
Emmes Announces New Role for the Blood and Marrow Transplant Clinical Trials Network
Emmes today announced that it launched a new study assessing the durability of response to COVID-19 vaccinations in patients with hematological malignancies who are undergoing cellular therapies, such as blood or marrow transplantation or CAR-T infusions. The study is part of an expanded portfolio of projects conducted under the Blood and Marrow Transplant Clinical Trials Network (BMT CTN).
06/24/2021
Emmes Selected as an Area Top Workplace by The Washington Post for a Fifth Year
Emmes today announced that it was selected as one of the best places to work in the greater Washington area. This is the fifth time that the company has been chosen as a top workplace by The Washington Post, whose rankings are based on the highest employee engagement ratings. The Post’s 2021 Top Workplaces list included a wide range of organizations, including government contractors, law and real estate firms, professional and business services firms, and technology companies.
05/12/2021
Emmes Announces Acquisition of UK-Based Orphan Reach
Emmes, a global, full-service Clinical Research Organization (CRO) dedicated to supporting the advancement of public health and biopharmaceutical innovation, today announced that it has acquired Orphan Reach, a company headquartered in the United Kingdom with offices in Ireland, Germany, India, Canada, and the U.S. Started nearly 20 years ago, Orphan Reach is a CRO dedicated to clinical research in rare diseases.
04/19/2021
Rhonda Henry Named President of Emmes’ BioPharma Group
Emmes, a global, full-service Clinical Research Organization (CRO) dedicated to supporting the advancement of public health and biopharmaceutical innovation, today announced that Rhonda Henry has joined the company as President of Emmes BioPharma.
04/08/2021
The pandemic revved up business for Emmes CEO Christine Dingivan. So she found balance with yoga.
Christine Dingivan’s first job delivering newspapers in junior high school was “a terrible experience,” she said, requiring a 2 a.m. wake-up call and, at times, her dad when her bike proved inefficient in Long Island, New York. Her dream to become a professional athlete also didn’t pan out, causing her family to encourage a pursuit in academics instead.
02/22/2021
Emmes Employees Co-Author Substance Use Article for the New England Journal of Medicine
Emmes, a global, full-service Clinical Research Organization dedicated to supporting the advancement of public health and biopharmaceutical innovation, today announced its contribution to a study for the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Clinical Trials Network (CTN) and a related article published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Emmes statisticians Gaurav Sharma, Ph.D., and Aimee Wahle were co-authors of the article, “Bupropion and Naltrexone in Methamphetamine Use Disorder.”
02/08/2021
Emmes Employees Contribute to New England Journal of Medicine Report on Pregnant Women with Epilepsy
Emmes, a global, full-service Clinical Research Organization dedicated to supporting the advancement of public health and biopharmaceutical innovation, today announced the company’s involvement in a recent article published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Emmes’ Carrie Brown and Dr. Steffanie Wilson were among the team of researchers who contributed to the article, “Changes in Seizure Frequency and Antiepileptic Therapy during Pregnancy.”
01/21/2021
Emmes changes its structure, makes its first acquisition — and has more on tap for 2021
Dr. Christine Dingivan has stood in the top slot at Emmes for fewer than four months. In that time, she's led the Rockville life sciences services firm through its first acquisition and split the business into two units to, she said, better position it for further growth.And there’s more to come.
02/01/2021
Emmes Leads Clinical Trials to Improve Pediatric Drug Labeling
Emmes, a global, full-service Clinical Research Organization dedicated to supporting the advancement of public health and biopharmaceutical innovation, today announced significant progress in its role as Data Coordinating Center for studies conducted under the Best Pharmaceuticals for Children Act (BPCA). Results from the Emmes-managed clinical trials, conducted through the BPCA Clinical Coordinating Center at Pediatric Trials Network, contributed directly to improved drug labeling for a range of products used in treating infants and children.
01/11/2021
Paul VanVeldhuisen, Ph.D., Named President of Emmes’ New Public Sector Group
Emmes, a global, full-service Clinical Research Organization (CRO) dedicated to supporting the advancement of public health and biopharmaceutical innovation, today announced that long-time employee, Dr. Paul VanVeldhuisen, has been named President of Emmes Public Sector. Emmes is now organized into two business groups: Emmes Public Sector and Emmes Biopharma. The public sector group includes all the company’s existing federal government clients and contracts, as well as work for foundations, public/private sector partnerships, and not-for-profit organizations.
12/30/2020
Emmes Acquires Neox s.r.o., a Clinical Research Organization Headquartered in the Czech Republic
Emmes, a global, full-service Clinical Research Organization (CRO) dedicated to supporting the advancement of public health and biopharmaceutical innovation, today announced that it has acquired Neox s.r.o., a European-based CRO. Neox will add over 150 employees who support biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and medical device companies. “This is an important and exciting step for Emmes, demonstrating significant progress on our strategic plans to grow our biopharmaceutical business,” said Dr. Christine Dingivan, Chief Executive Officer of Emmes. “Neox adds a sizable, well-established biopharmaceutical research services business to Emmes and significantly expands our international presence.”
12/14/2020
Emmes Announces its Contribution to Second Remdesivir Clinical Trial for COVID-19
Emmes today announced that it has conducted the data and statistical analysis for the second iteration of the Adaptive COVID-19 Treatment Trial (ACTT-2). The ACTT-2 trial assessed the efficacy and safety of a 4-mg dose of baricitinib with remdesivir, versus remdesivir alone, in hospitalized COVID-19 patients. Baricitinib, produced by Eli Lilly and Company, has been used to treat adults with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis. Baricitinib, in combination with remdesivir for COVID-19 patients, received Emergency Use Authorization on November 19.

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