ROCKVILLE, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--KAI Research, Inc. (KAI), a wholly owned subsidiary of Altarum Institute, announced today that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) awarded it a contract to evaluate samples of pediatric, adult, and elderly individuals’ serum levels after flu vaccination to determine whether antibodies induced by the current vaccine effectively inhibit circulating influenza viruses. This project is part of CDC’s surveillance effort, with the potential to continue up to 5 years.
KAI is a full-service Contract Research Organization providing support to both government and commercial clients, including protocol review, regulatory tracking, monitoring, site management, safety monitoring, pharmacovigilance, data management, and statistical analysis support.
To support this initiative, KAI has developed a strategic partnership with Benchmark Research, a geographically diverse, integrated site network composed of six dedicated, multitherapeutic research centers that specialize in vaccine research.
“We are excited to collaborate with KAI on this important initiative in support of the CDC’s valuable work on flu surveillance,” said Mark Lacy, CEO of Benchmark Research. “This effort aligns well with our strong emphasis on delivering excellence in vaccine research.”
“KAI is proud to engage in this critical work with the CDC and establish this collaboration with Benchmark,” said KAI President Kathy Dimeo. “The award of this contract allows us to continue to build strong and meaningful partnerships with the U.S. Government, industry, and academia.”
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Founded in 1986, KAI is a full-service Contract Research Organization specializing in Phase I-IV clinical research, clinical trial support, and product development for biologics, drugs, and devices. KAI prides itself on providing outstanding customer service and exceeding client expectations. For more information, please go to www.kai-research.com.
Altarum Institute (www.altarum.org) integrates objective research and client-centered consulting skills to deliver comprehensive, systems-based solutions that improve health and health care. Altarum employs almost 400 individuals and is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with additional offices in the Washington, D.C., area; Portland, Maine; and San Antonio, Texas.