SDC and Emergent Clinical Consulting Establish Strategic Alliance to Expand Service Offering to Medical Device Industry

Tempe, AZ, March 9, 2016 – SDC, a specialized data services Contract Research Organization (CRO) providing scalable clinical trial solutions via strategic partnerships, and Emergent Clinical Consulting, a service provider focused on optimizing the clinical trial process for medical device and diagnostic manufacturers, signed a Strategic Alliance Agreement to expand their joint service offering in the medical device industry.

“SDC has been our trusted partner for biostatistics and clinical data management services for several years,” said Joe Popowicz, Principal Consultant at Emergent Clinical Consulting. “Their commitment to providing our industry with a focused core expertise compliments our company’s mission. This Strategic Alliance Agreement will further support both teams in delivering the highest quality service to our clients”

“The Emergent Clinical team has tremendous expertise and a proven reputation within the medical device space,” said Jim Townsend, Vice President, Business Development at SDC. “With this partnership, SDC is able to expand our network of specialized expertise in support of our existing and future client relationships. Clients can expect a consistent high level of service from both SDC and Emergent, with the added benefit of seamless communication and simplified contracting for each project.”

The Strategic Alliance Agreement is designed to facilitate a unified contracting process for clients seeking expert support for their clinical trial service needs. With the formalized agreement in place, Emergent Clinical and SDC plan to continue working together to support innovation in the medical device development industry.

About Emergent Clinical Consulting

Emergent Clinical Consulting was built out of a need in the medical device industry to provide high quality clinical support without bringing on the burden of additional overhead within an organization. In 2013, the boutique service provider was formed with a small team of clinical professionals focused on the unique needs of medical device and diagnostic organizations. By focusing on the most complex areas of the trial including strategic clinical planning, study management, trial monitoring, patient recruitment and patient retention, Emergent Clinical can ensure that device manufacturers receive the expertise and support they require without the excessive overhead from other service providers. For more information, please visit, call 610-454-7200, or email

About SDC

SDC is committed to providing experienced teams who will take ownership of your needs and are positively engaged in your projects. SDC delivers leading-edge statistical analysis and data management services to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device companies, as well as CRO partners. With biostatistics and clinical data management expertise at our core, SDC also provides scalable full service clinical trial solutions via our diverse and complementary strategic partnerships. Speak with us today about how SDC will take ownership of your clinical project needs. For more information, please visit, call 480-344-5443, or email