Spotlight Interview – Pavel Marek CEO NEOX

untitledPavel Marek, MD, Founder and CEO of NEOX.

I am glad that through this webinar we have the opportunity to address not only our present and future partners & clients, but also the clinical research community as a whole. During our more than 10 year history we have accumulated a vast amount of experience which we want to share. Our motivation behind this is not strictly related to business. We are strongly focused on quality, and I have personally observed that the best way to push one´s limits is to expose oneself to the vast ocean of external opinions, views and ideas. I am sure that we have a lot to say, but at the same time we always want to learn more; however, this is impossible without the free exchange of experience. This webinar can be an ideal tool for such an interchange. I hope that you will enjoy its content, and I look forward to hearing your ideas and opinions.

1. What should participants expect to learn from the webinar?

There are three main topics we would like to address:

First, we are aware that clinical trials are becoming more and more global. That is why we would like to address the question whether there is still something which makes the region of CEE attractive compared to other emerging regions, such as East Asia or South America. Obviously, our answer is yes, and we would like to give you a few facts to prove it. Second, we are aware of how regulatory hurdles can influence time limits of the study. Our regulatory affairs director will tell you more about overcoming these hurdles. And third, we know that it is sometimes difficult to find common ground between US-style contracts required by sponsors and continental contractual approaches acceptable to the sites. We would like to hear your feedback and will be happy to share our ideas about it as well.

2. Can you describe your company ’Neox’?

My brother and I started the company together back in 2004 with only three people. We were a classic small CRO offering mainly monitoring services at Czech sites. Now, we have grown to around 200 employees, and we are active in the Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Poland, Hungary, Germany and also in the Nordic countries. I am proud that we still stick to the original tenets that were present when we founded the company. We are dedicated to maintaining our local expertise and focus on quality.

3. What do you most enjoy about your role?

My greatest pleasure is being involved in an ever-evolving landscape of medical research leading to new clinical trials. I feel proud when I see that our clients appreciate our services and want to stay with us. It is refreshing for me to be in the center of our relatively young team of likeminded people. All these factors are important drivers of my enthusiasm.

4. What movie would you recommend to watch and why?

For relaxation, I certainly recommend anything directed by Quentin Tarantino. On the other hand, why not to switch off the TV and relax with a good book instead?

5. What is your favorite place in the world and why?

Prague, unsurprisingly. It is a magical city, and anyone who has ever seen the silhouette of Prague castle at dawn or dusk knows why.

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