When you need to find qualified patients for clinical trials, it’s easy to get lost in the process. Mapping out a direction and taking the right path is critical. That’s why The Patient Recruiting Agency™ (TPRA) is here. We are metrics driven and our focus is on the development and deployment of targeted recruiting and retention strategies and tactics on a global level. We specialize in the production and placement of customized, direct-to-patient outreach and technological solutions to support Sponsors, CROs, SMOs and Investigators. Since 1999, we’ve completed over 2,500 recruiting campaigns for more than 150 different indications in multiple languages and countries.

Think of TPRA like your very own patient recruiting and retention GPS. We’ll navigate you through the bumpy and windy roads toward successful patient recruiting and retention. We will manage the entire journey IN-HOUSE, which provides you with a single point of accountability, greater cost efficiencies, greater control of services and timelines, increased flexibility and shortened reaction time. Our solutions generate a greater response from a higher percentage of qualified patients at a lower cost per patient randomized on time and within budget. Our experience coupled with our accountability to metrics and our approach of having all major tactics performed IN-HOUSE are the reasons we are The Leader in Successful PATIENT RECRUITING & RETENTION.


Therapeutic Area Experience

  • Analgesia/Anti-inflammatory
  • Cardiovascular
  • Dental
  • Dermatology
  • Endocrinology/Metabolism
  • Healthy Volunteers
  • Gastroenterology
  • Immunology/Infectious Disease
  • Medical Device
  • Musculoskeletal/Bones and Joints
  • Nephrology
  • Neuroscience
  • Oncology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Otolaryngology
  • Pain Management
  • Podiatry
  • Psychiatric/Psychology
  • Pulmonary/Respiratory
  • Rheumatology
  • Urology
  • Vaccines
  • Women’s Health
  • Auto-Immune Hematology

We have completed recruiting and retention campaigns for a wide variety of study indications that have reached males and females of all ages and races, including small demographic groups such as infants and children, adolescents and teens, adults, older adults and non-English speakers.

Study Document Exchange

Our easy-to-use portal allows you to share documents with the entire study team. You and your team can upload and download study-related documents to be accessed in one secure location.

Digital Response Filtering & Tracking

Our Communication Platform features three communication tools, and each tool is available with an imbedded response filtering system so that you will be able to expand your patient recruiting beyond the traditional means of marketing and response handling. Tools include Text Messaging, QR Codes™ marketing and Pre-screening Facebook pages. We also provide an administrative access point that includes all data in real-time.

Project Management & Media Placement

Our IN-HOUSE media placement team carefully plans all media purchases, taking into consideration budgets, anticipated response rates, enrollment deadlines, risk factors and the anticipated ability to handle responses. Before developing and executing the placement strategy, we research the demographic profile of the indication and perform market research in each local market to choose the medium, format, publication and programs that will yield the greatest call response for the least cost.

Search Engine Marketing

Used in conjunction with its study-specific websites, TPRA’s precise search engine marketing techniques are designed to generate additional traffic to its websites from potential qualified participants. This capability can be tailored to target specific geographical areas as well as a global reach.

Inbound & Outbound Call Screening Center

Q-center™ is our pre-screening and scheduling service for Sponsors, CROs, SMOs and Investigators. These dynamic services offer a cost-effective and time-efficient alternative by eliminating the burden of call answering, pre-screening, scheduling and making appointment reminders. This will help maximize your ROI from all recruiting efforts.

Web Design

TPRA’s production services also include designing and hosting full-featured, study-specific websites. These websites include Flash Video and either pre-screening or full screening questionnaires that offer multiple methods for the website visitor who passes the questionnaire to make contact with the study clinic.

Response, Referral, Randomization and Retention Tracking, Management and Reporting Platform

Our technology platform, RADIUS365™, is the clinical research industry’s most powerful and comprehensive online platform of services and technologies for tracking, managing and reporting all recruiting efforts from the first call attempt to the last clinic visit.

Patient Outreach Services

Traditional Media:

  • Market research, medium selection, media strategy development
  • Media planning and coordination
  • Local and national media placement
  • Media campaign monitoring
  • Media consulting

Online Media and Marketing:

  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Search Engine Marketing (SEM)
  • Contextual Advertising
  • Facebook advertising
  • Social media marketing
  • YouTube marketing
  • Online press releases
  • Online community networks

Mobile Outreach:

  • Inbound and outbound text messaging
  • QR Code™ tracking and response filtering

Creative Development

Our experienced IN-HOUSE creative talent is supported with the latest technological tools available to produce highly effective and affordable site kit materials as well as TV, Radio and Print advertisements and the design and hosting of full-featured, study-specific websites.