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CRO

Abbreviation for cathode ray oscilloscope.

contract research organization

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CRO

Any privately financed, for-profit entity that performs industry-sponsored biomedical research. Health research is conducted in government-sponsored laboratories, e.g., the National Institutes of Health or the Center for Disease Control and Prevention; academic medical centers (such as those affiliated with a major university hospitals), and CROs.
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In smaller companies, it is more likely that an existing senior executive officer will be assigned CRO responsibilities until a time when conditions warrant a dedicated position.
The breadth of services and technology available through our eClinical CRO Partner Alliance has never been seen before in this industry," Attanucci said.
They haven't come out and said, 'We want you to have a CRO,' but it can certainly push you in that direction," French said.
This environment provides the CRO physician with a broad range of experience in the problems unique to developing drugs and devices for his particular specialty.
While the purpose of the CRO is to drive risk awareness within the company, the position can take on a few different characteristics depending on the needs of a business.
As the CRO market has grown more fragmented and competitive, technology, capacity and speed are key ways in which a CRO can distinguish itself from its competitors.
In recent years, pharmaceutical firms have started to work with a CRO who has capability to offer full service with enough resources.
A good CRO can create structures and practices that help a company improve its competitive position, such as implementing strategic technologies for the most effective and secure management of data.
Datamonitor, a market research firm focused on drug development issues, predicted in 1997 that by 2003 the CRO market will be worth $10 billion.