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Access Hope CRO Launches at ALS Association Florida Chapter’s 6th Annual Hope and Help Symposium

Updated: Oct 22, 2019

Facilitating Access at Scale to Investigational Treatments for Patients with Life-Threatening Conditions Under Right to Try Law

Boca Raton, FL, September 12, 2019—Access Hope CRO (, which helps companies provide safe, ethical and legal patient access to their investigational treatments outside of traditional clinical trials, is launching this month at the ALS Association Florida Chapter Hope and Help Symposium, on September 14th, in Orlando, FL, where it is an exhibitor.

Access Hope CRO is the first contract research organization exclusively dedicated to providing the infrastructure for patients with life-threatening diseases seeking access to eligible investigational treatments, and the companies that are developing them, under the Trickett Wendler, Frank Mongiello, Jordan McLinn, and Mathew Bellina Right to Try Act, better known as Right to Try. Right to Try became a federal law in 2018. The law was created to allow patients with life-threatening diseases access to therapies that have completed at least a Phase I (safety) clinical trial, but which are not yet approved by the FDA, without going through the FDA approval process required for similar patient access under a compassionate use exemption.

For patients with life-threatening conditions, Right to Try creates a new legal channel to access treatments that are in clinical development. For drug developers, Right to Try facilitates a greatly accelerated and cost-efficient way to collect data on therapeutics in the clinical-trial development stage. Access Hope CRO provides the infrastructure to bring together drug-developers, patients and physicians, seeking to make use of the Right to Try law, in a turn-key, scalable solution.

“As both a 17-year veteran of the biopharmaceutical industry and the father of a child who has benefited twice from investigational treatments outside of the traditional clinical trial environment, I have seen how the industry has failed such patients from both sides,” said Richard Garr, Access Hope CRO Founder. “In addition to creating Right to Try treatment programs for therapeutics developers, Access Hope CRO is also working with patients, and supporting advocacy groups, as our presence at the ALS Hope and Help Symposium attests to. We seek to educate the patient community on the importance of Right to Try treatment programs and awareness of our “opt in” Patient Database, which is how our client companies, conducting clinical trials in ALS, or other life-threatening conditions, will find them. We hope to be able to change the way very sick patients gain access to treatments, and the way therapy developers reach those patients in need.”

Access Hope CRO will be in the exhibit hall at the ALS Society Florida Chapter’s Hope and Health Symposium, at Rosen Shingle Creek, 9939 Universal Blvd. in Orlando, Florida on Saturday, September 14th, 8AM-5PM.

About Access Hope CRO

Privately-held Access Hope CRO is the only contract research organization solely dedicated to facilitating Right to Try access programs at scale for drug developers and the treatment community. Access Hope CRO services also include Right to Try treatment program design, administration and proprietary compliance packages, and custom real world data collection systems creating a turn-key scalable Right to Try treatment solution for patients, drug developers and clinicians.

Access Hope CRO is headquartered at Research Park at Florida Atlantic University, 3651 FAU Blvd., Suite #400, Boca Raton, Florida, 33431.

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Richard Garr

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Deanne Eagle

Planet Communications

(917) 837-5866

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