Press Release

for Immediate Release
Contact: Claire R. Wynters, Public Relations
(518) 583-0095

Criterium, Inc. Opens Office in St. Petersburg, Russia

(New York- 14 June 2007) – Criterium, Inc. announced today that it has opened a regional office in St. Petersburg, Russia. The contact information for this office is:

  • Address: 197376, Prof. Popov str. 23, Suite 7, Saint-Petersburg,
  • Russia Telephone: 011 7 812 944-84-72
  • Contact: Svetlana Tsareva,
  • Clinical Liaison Email:

This office extends Criterium’s worldwide clinical trials capabilities in Russia, the former Soviet Republics and Eastern European States. The following services will be offered in conjunction with Criterium’s global full-service contract-research resources:

  • Regional Regulatory Support · Site Selection
  • Medical and Clinical Trial Monitoring
  • Project Management
  • Trial Drug Importation and Storage
  • Translation of Protocol and other trial-related forms
  • Medical Writing

The Russian and Eastern European region has proven itself to be increasingly popular with worldwide pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical-device developers. They have increased the number of international multicenter trials in which this region participates by over 400% since 1998. However, when compared to the number of trials in the United States and Western Europe, there remains a large opportunity for future expansion.

The region is characterized by a strong medical system, universities and academic centers, specialized hospitals and European standards-compliant legislation, a large contingent of well-trained and highly skilled medical personnel, and a history of ICH/GCP compliance. Furthermore, this region has large potential patient population pool for many therapeutic areas that are not able to have access to modern treatments and therefore are prime candidates to enroll in clinical discovery programs.

“We are enthusiastic about this expansion and the advantages it will bring to our clients,” noted Criterium, Inc President and Founder John M. Hudak “this new office further emphasizes our commitment to go to appropriate regions throughout the world to recruit the best patient candidates as rapidly as possible. Our centralized standard operating procedures for data management and workflow, combined with highly trained on-the-ground field personnel for monitoring and regulatory support, assures that every project we undertake will continue to be conducted with the highest standards and in the most
efficient manner.”