Professor Giustino Varrassi Retires from World Institute of Pain to Focus on European Expansion of U.S.-Based NEMA Research, Inc.
Rome, Italy, 20 December 2020—Professor Giustino Varrassi, MD, announced today that he has joined NEMA Research, Inc., a clinical research organization based in Naples, Florida, to assist the organization’s efforts to expands its European and international presence. Dr. Varrassi was a full professor of anesthesiology and pain medicine at the L’Aquila University, Italy. He is a founding member and past-president of the European Pain Federation (EFIC®) and of the European League Against Pain (EuLAP®). He is current President of the Paolo Procacci Foundation, Roma, Italy. He has authored hundreds peer-reviewed academic publications, contributed to dozens of medical books, is Editor-in-Chief of two leading scientific journals, and has been an invited speaker at over 500 medical conferences worldwide. He joins NEMA Research, Inc. as Senior Consultant. “We are extremely excited to welcome Giustino to the growing NEMA family,” stated Joseph V. Pergolizzi, Jr., MD, Chief Operating Officer of NEMA Research, Inc. “NEMA is a small but highly focused clinical research organization, and we count top people around the world among our consultants and on our team. With Giustino’ contributions, we hope to expand our presence in Europe and other international markets. This is a key operating goal for NEMA in 2021 and beyond.” The European medical technology market makes up about 27% of the global market and was estimated at 120 billion Euros in 2018. The pharmaceutical market in Europe is expected to grow by 25% between 2017 and 2022. With the increased globalization of the medical industry and the need to be able to conduct robust clinical trials in and outside the United States, the need for an agile but internationally adept clinical research team is evident. “It is with regret that I leave my position at the World Institute of Pain, where I have worked so long, but I feel that at this juncture in my career, my contributions to medical science and pain management are better directed in supporting important clinical trials, investigating new drugs and medical devices, and using my international connections to build out an important clinical research team,” said Professor Varrassi. “I have worked with NEMA Research, Inc., in the past and my professional and academic interests are a very good fit for their organization. I am looking forward to an exciting new chapter in my medical career!” “We enthusiastically welcome Professor Giustino Varrassi to NEMA Research,” continued Dr. Joseph V. Pergolizzi. “NEMA has worked with him on many special projects in the past, and it is always a great honor when such an esteemed colleague is able to join NEMA on a more permanent basis. He is a great and important addition to the NEMA family and brings outstanding expertise and experience.” ABOUT NEMA: NEMA Research Inc. is a boutique fully integrated Contract Research Organization that specializes in delivering a range of services that support the client’s needs. NEMA follows a Market Aligned Plan (MAP) to assist Sponsor’s with life-cycle management from benchtop to bedside. All projects are processed throughout the entire integrated clinical network so that comprehensive input can be provided. NEMA customize its offering of services to the particular project in a time-sensitive and cost-effective manner. The core of NEMA’s expertise is in drug and device development, clinical research implementation, HEOR, medical affairs, and product support, leading to the generation of personalized and accurate, timely, high-quality data critical for our partners’ success.