Partner Spotlight | Rainier Clinical Research Center

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CHAPEL HILL, NC (SEPTEMBER 24, 2020)-Devana Solutions, LLC (Devana) is delighted to announce their newest client-partnership with the esteemed Rainier Clinical Research Center (Rainier), located about 15 minutes from downtown Seattle, Washington. The two companies connected when Rainier, a rapidly growing research organization, set out on a journey to find a technology that was able to provide the functionality needed to meet their metrics-focused needs. Once they were introduced to Devana, the journey was complete; they are now armed with the clinical research industry’s leading cloud-based technology to help them forge onward with their growth.

Rainier was founded in 1991 and began conducting research primarily in diabetes. In fact, Rainier has been involved in clinical research relating to all the major classes of diabetes drugs and devices over the past 30 years; quite a remarkable feat! Today, Rainier has expanded their therapeutic expertise beyond diabetes to a multi-therapeutic approach, including obesity, women’s health, and dermatology. With this therapeutic expansion, the need to increase their physical space arose, which brought them to the decision to recently expand into a 15,000 square foot facility, equipped with 11 overnight beds, a study participant recreation lounge, food prep kitchen and even an on-site gym for exercise testing. This new setup allows Rainier to continue their expansion into new therapeutic areas, while providing a comfortable setting for their patients.

Aside from needing a larger facility, Rainier also recognized the need for improved technology. They spent about six months using a very common CRM to manage their trial pipeline and startup activities but quickly realized they needed something better. Eric Hayashi, CEO of Rainier, said, “We became bogged down trying to customize our CRM to meet our needs, which was taking time away from our core competencies in executing clinical trials.” Hayashi, a veteran of four clinical outsourcing startups including LabConnect and Radiant Research over the past 29-years, knew that Rainier needed a technology already customized to meet the clinical research industry’s standards, as well as provide real-time transparency into study startup and performance metrics. Hayashi was very selective during his technology search and when he came across Devana, he knew he had found the best option for his metrics-focused research organization. “We were very thorough in our tech selection process and chose Devana because of the vast metrics they [Devana] provided, as well as their robust reporting and dashboarding capabilities,” said Hayashi.

Although 2020 may have been a tough year thus far, Rainier has not let it discourage them. They are more prepared than ever to take on any challenges that come their way and continue to focus on the most important part of research, the participants. Devana is humbled to partner with the forward-thinking minds at Rainier and look forward to a very successful collaboration.

About Rainier Clinical Research Center:

Rainier Clinical Research Center (RCRC), among the largest and most experienced dedicated clinical trial research sites in the country, has conducted more than 700 multi-specialty Phase I-IV medical device and biopharma clinical trials since 1991. To learn more visit

About Devana Solutions, LLC:

Devana Solutions®, LLC is a cloud SaaS provider driven by a core belief that data transparency through technology is critical to 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