Dear Business Partners,
In the truest sense, 2019 was an eventful year for Invisio Clinical Studies Consulting. We have been able to increase our pool of Invisio Flying Study Nurses from 93 study assistants to 127 employees compared to the previous year. This growth has also enabled us to more than double the number of trial centers managed by us and our Invisio Flying Study Nurses from 28 in 2018 to 67 in 2019.
This fall, we expanded Invisio’s range of services to include the systematic recruitment of study participants to thus hone our profile as a solution provider for the implementation of clinical trial projects. The target group of the new service are sponsors and CROs. We support them in ensuring projects run smoothly, and adhere to the time schedule and budget plans for clinical trials. Notwithstanding this change, our core tasks continue to be the placement of Invisio Flying Study Nurses and the project management of multicenter clinical trials.
The withdrawal of Christine Duwe-Kraatz from the Invisio management team in 2019 also heralded a change in personnel. Duwe-Kraatz will continue to support the company as a consulting partner in the future and will also be responsible for individual customer projects. The team at the company’s headquarters in Mannheim was strategically expanded to ensure the transition went smoothly. Together, we moved into our new business premises in the second half of the year and also expanded them.
Strengthened by the positive experiences from 2019, we have already taken the first preparatory steps to make 2020 an equally exciting financial year for Invisio. A major milestone will be the ongoing internationalization of the company. Following on from various projects in the DACH region, we plan to align our capacities such that we can be active in the future from France through Sweden to Hungary and Italy. We look forward to your continued support and would like to take this opportunity to express our thanks for the trust you have placed in us in the past.
But the Advent season does not just offer an opportunity for entrepreneurial retrospectives and outlooks, it also invites you to think of other people. We have done this and decided for the first time not to send Christmas cards but instead to support the aid organization World Vision instead. Invisio has sponsored three children – one girl from Thailand and one from Burundi, and a boy from Zimbabwe. We hope that this annual donation will make a contribution to improving their future prospects in the long term.
I wish you and your families a Merry Christmas, restful holidays and a good start into a successful new year.
With best wishes, Florian Schnabel