To Reduce Administrative Costs and Increase Regulatory Compliance

Dublin, Ireland, 21 May 2018 – ICON plc, (NASDAQ: ICLR) a global provider of drug development and commercialisation solutions and services, today announced the launch of FIRECREST Financial Disclosure, an innovative digital solution that increases the efficiency and compliance of investigator Financial Disclosure administration. FIRECREST Financial Disclosure provides a robust solution for sponsors to distribute, track and manage the completion of forms mandated by FDA 21CFR Part 54 (Financial Disclosure by Clinical Investigators).  The solution enables secure, centralised, electronic distribution and response capture of Financial Disclosure information. 

ICON has developed FIRECREST Financial Disclosure to address the ongoing industry challenge of non-compliance due to incomplete forms and to ensure necessary regulatory requirements are in place in advance of study start-up. The solution reduces the risk of regulatory findings and reduces administrative costs associated with traditional distribution and tracking of form completion.   

“FIRECREST Financial Disclosure supports sponsors to increase compliance and manage the Financial Disclosure process more efficiently.” commented Mark Connolly, VP FIRECREST at ICON. “We estimate the solution is capable of delivering savings in excess of 50% when compared to traditional methods, while also contributing to the environmental sustainability targets of our clients”.

Financial Disclosure is the latest addition to the FIRECREST digital solutions suite, developed to increase efficiency in clinical trials by driving site performance. Solutions include award winning GCP and Protocol Training Animations, Visit By Visit Guide, Trial Drive and Pre-Screen. To learn more about FIRECREST, visit

About ICON plc

ICON plc is a global provider of outsourced drug and device development and commercialisation services to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, and government and public health organisations. The company specializes in the strategic development, management and analysis of programs that support clinical development from compound selection to Phase I-IV clinical studies. With headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, ICON currently, operates from 97 locations in 38 countries and has approximately 13,380 employees.

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ICON Media Contact

Olivia Pimenta
Weber Shandwick
44-207 067 0557

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