American Clinical Research Services, which was formed by Latticework Capital Management with the acquisition of Catalina Research Institute and focuses on metabolic trials, has acquired Clinical Site Services and Patient Advertising Guru.

Clinical Site Services has been providing site centric patient recruitment services since 2005. Patient Advertising Guru has been a provider of advertising services since 2012, offering creative development, media buying and referral tracking services. PAG is also the creator of Research Study Rockstar, a social media resource for patient recruitment. Both Chris Trizna of CSSi and Evan Brett of PAG remain as co-presidents, joining the ACRS leadership team.

“The combination of these platforms provide us with solutions to help sponsors and sites find high quality patients for difficult clinical trials,” states Dustin Owen, CEO of ACRS. “Marrying technology and consumer marketing with boots on the ground local enrollment specialists allows for a multifaceted approach to finding diverse patients to participate in clinical research.”