Frenova Renal Research, a subsidiary of Fresenius Medical Care North America, is opening a new office location in Durham, N.C., and expanding its U.S. field-based staff in New York, Illinois, North Carolina, Florida and Louisiana, the company announced.

“Our new presence in Durham provides us with strategic access to a large pool of talented clinical research professionals to facilitate our growth and better serve our clients,” said Kurt Mussina, Frenova general manager. “Additionally, expanding our field-based staff across the country enables us to flexibly manage the increased demand for our services. These investments will allow us to continue to develop and deliver innovative approaches to clinical research with the promise of improving the lives of patients with chronic kidney disease,” Mussina said.

Earlier this year, Frenova announced F1RST Up, an alliance of research sites designed to initiate and enroll clinical studies faster than industry norms with just-in-time patient recruitment.