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Success is found at the intersection of clinical research and clinical care.

Patients living with chronic kidney disease, including end stage renal disease and its adjacent conditions, face enormous challenges. No one understands these patients and their needs as well as our research professionals, who care for them day in and day out. With exclusive access to Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA)’s patients, data, expertise and research teams that offer crucial insights into clinical care, we are uniquely positioned to make your research a success.


Our exclusive access to the expansive research assets of Fresenius Medical Care North America places us in a unique position at the intersection of clinical research and clinical care.

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For nearly 20 years, our expertise providing clinical research services at the intersection of clinical care has contributed to the advancement of renal therapies around the world.

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(Frenova Rapid Start Up)

F1RST Up is an exclusive alliance of the world’s leading renal clinical research sites designed to accelerate study start up.

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Clinical research for renal disease and its adjacent disease conditions

Altered mineral metabolism


Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease

Cardiovascular disease


Diabetes and diabetic complications

Dialysis adequacy

Home dialysis


Nutrition management


Peritoneal dialysis

Rare diseases

Vascular access

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Clients share their experiences:

“The F1RST Up® process streamlines two critical elements during the hectic startup phase: budgeting and enrollment forecasting. Frenova’s significant clinical experience in our indication, along with the efficiency of the F1RST Up process, creates a great foundation for collaboration in clinical development. With a shared commitment to patient care, good clinical practice and precision project execution, we have been very satisfied with our experience with Frenova and the F1RST Up process.”

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