Alimentiv and Summit Clinical Research announced a strategic alliance to drive Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis drug development programs forward faster and more efficiently.

Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH) is a growing global epidemic with no approved treatments. There are over 100 drugs in clinical development (Fraile et al., 2021). Current challenges include optimizing end-point assessment, minimizing screen failures, and improving recruitment rates for this often-asymptomatic disease.

Summit and Alimentiv have complementary skills and experience, and this collaboration aims to enhance the delivery of clinical trials in NASH. Summit, a leading Integrated Research Organization with a focus on driving recruitment and delivering high-quality data through its site network, will work together with Alimentiv, a leading gastroenterology (GI) focused global clinical trial and central image management provider, inclusive of liver biopsy assessment, with a commitment to driving drug development forward in collaboration with its pharma, biotech, and academic sponsors.

“Collaborating with Summit allows us to deliver on our promise to transform human health for NASH patients by powering the growing number of NASH compounds through the development pathway more quickly and efficiently,” says Hershell Thompson, chief clinical solutions Officer at Alimentiv.

This strategic alliance will facilitate Alimentiv’s and Summit’s efforts in GI Clinical Trials through improved clinical trial design, faster and more efficient recruitment, reduced screen failure rates, improved patient experience, and knowledgeable teams overseeing all aspects of the trial.

“Summit has deep interests in providing innovative support for the efficient execution of clinical trials in the area of NASH. Through this collaboration with Alimentiv, we can further this objective for trial sponsors and participating sites,” says Gail Hinkson, President at Summit Clinical Research.