Partner Spotlight | Optimed Research

CHAPEL HILL, NC (February 18, 2021) — Devana Solutions, LLC is pleased to announce their newest client-partnership with Optimed Research, a well-established Integrated Research Organization (IRO) with over 25 years’ experience running clinical trials. Optimed Research’s main site in Columbus, Ohio, is the central hub where they run over thirty trials under the direction of Owner and Founder Dr. Donald McNeil.

Through the Integrated Research Organization model, Optimed Research partners with independent sites in their network. With a comprehensive Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) training program, Optimed can take a CRC with little to no experience to running a trial independently. Optimed oversees business development, regulatory, data management, and financial support for each of the independent sites, allowing the Investigator and clinical staff to focus on the trial participants and meeting enrollment goals. This process helps to spread clinical trial awareness on a much broader scope.

Due to the vast amount of oversight that Optimed provides to their sites, their VP & Director of Clinical Operations, Annie Schertzer, set out to find a solution to help manage their workload. Annie and other Optimed staff knew it was time to ditch the static spreadsheets to continue with their trending growth. With the addition of the Devana Solutions IGNITE platform, Optimed Research has a more efficient way to manage all of their independent sites within one cloud-based platform, from initial trial lead through trial completion, since Devana integrates with their CTMS, Clinical Research IO. “Optimed Research was already on the cutting-edge of clinical research with their IRO model and CRC training program, but now armed with the IGNITE platform, there are no limitations to what this group can do,” said Devana’s Director of Strategic Partnerships, Emily Wike. “I am excited to see what the future holds for Optimed!”

Devana Solutions is pleased to stand alongside Optimed Research as they continue to grow their network of sites, proving that clinical research can be accessible to all!

About Optimed Research

Optimed Research is proud to be a well-established Integrated Research Organization (IRO) with over 25 years’ experience running clinical trials.  Optimed – Columbus houses our team of experts who support all of the sites in our network.  Please visit for more information.

About Devana Solutions

Devana Solutions®, LLC is a cloud SaaS provider driven by a core belief that data transparency through technology is critical to the selection of the top-performing research sites to align with pharmaceutical Sponsors and CROs to reduce drug development costs and cure disease.

Devana Solutions® flagship platform, Devana IGNITE, allows integrated site networks and research organizations to standardize workflows, particularly in study startup, across site functions while allowing for the capture and display of performance metrics for dashboarding and analytics beyond site CTMS. Devana PROPEL extends performance data transparency across Academic Research Institutions or an expanded network of owned and affiliated investigative sites. Devana IQ allows for the sharing of performance data and documents in real-time between investigative site and Sponsor or CRO stakeholders. To learn more visit