Biofortis contains a rich entrepreneurial history which is still visible in our approach to business today.
BIOFORTIS USA, EARLY DAYS
Our founder, Dr. Kevin Maki, set up his company in late 2004 as Provident Clinical Research Corporation. From the beginning, our research centered on generating evidence on how foods and ingredients promote human health.
BIOFORTIS USA HISTORY, BUILDING UPON EARLY SUCCESS
As the reputation and business grew, additional scientists joined the company, forming a team of metabolic scientists to work with our customers in navigating the literature and collaborating on study protocols and publications. In 2008, a clinical research center in the metro Chicago area was founded by John Marshall, our Vice President of Operations. The clinic location, close to O’Hare airport and easily accessible from several major interstates, improved our ability to generate evidence for our clients and study sponsors.
BIOFORTIS USA HISTORY, A NEW PARTNERSHIP
In April 2011, our USA teamed partnered with Biofortis, a company with like-minded clinical researchers in France, focused on nutrition. Biofortis in France was founded in 2002 by Murielle Cazaubiel and includes both clinical research services and bioanalytical central lab capabilities. Now, with the teams in China and Brazil, multi-national studies are possible for clients seeking evidence to satisfy multiple regulatory authorities or simply seeking a more broad study population. The USA team also expanded their ability to manage multi-site studies both within the USA as well as international projects.
BIOFORTIS USA HISTORY, 10TH ANNIVERSARY
Now poised to celebrate our 10th anniversary in the USA, our team of clinical research staff, project managers, internal medicine principal investigators, metabolic and nutrition experts, statisticians, data managers and administrative staff are more capable than ever to manage nutrition clinical research projects as well as observational and evidence-based nutrition research.