Eurotrials, a clinical research organization, has partnered with Merge Healthcare, an interoperability solutions provider, to expand Eurotrials’ presence in Europe and Latin America. Through the agreement, Merge will establish a data center in Brazil and train Eurotrials researchers to become certified providers of the Merge eClinical OS solution, a pay-as-you-go platform to manage and run studies.

“Both our firms thrive on cultivating a climate of collaboration and innovation to serve the needs of a fast-evolving market. eCOS enables Eurotrials to help our clients stay on top of new trends in risk assessment such as remote and risk-based monitoring,” said Maria Queiroz, global CEO with Eurotrials.

eCOS includes features such as embedded translation, automatic medical coding, and electronic patient-reported outcomes. In addition, the system allows data managers without programming experience to design studies.

“One of our primary goals in 2014 is to expand our international business, and we couldn’t have found a better partner for this effort. We are honored and excited to partner with a company of Eurotrials’ profile and prestige,” said Zaher El-Assi, president of Merge eClinical. “Our eCOS solution has a strong presence in the US and European markets and we certainly expect to see continued growth in those regions.”

For more information, visit Merge and Eurotrials.