Argenta and Prelude Partner to Provide Animal Health Industry Best-in-Class Data Management Software and Support

By Editorial Team on July 18, 2023

AUSTIN, TEXAS – Argenta, the only combined global contract research organization (CRO) and
contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) dedicated to animal health and
nutrition, and Prelude, the leading animal health focused electronic data capture (EDC) system
for clinical and non-clinical research, are proud to announce a strategic new enterprise

The ever-growing rates of pet ownership and the rising demand for animal protein have
necessitated a greater need for innovation within the animal health industry. To anticipate the
increasing demand for new healthcare products, there is a growing need to accelerate
innovation. This partnership was established to provide an eClinical technology partner and help
bring fresh ideas and technology to meeting these innovation objectives.

With this partnership, Argenta will have available the entire suite of Prelude’s data management
products as well as increased technical support and training on new products and features. The
joint offering will benefit the animal health industry in the following ways:

  • A flexible, intuitive, and robust EDC system that effectively facilitates veterinary clinical
  • Prelude’s mobile app for pet owners not only enhances compliance but also alleviates
    the support workload faced by participating sites in studies.
  • The cutting-edge technology enables effortless self-enrollment for pet owners, thereby
    streamlining the patient recruitment process.

“I couldn’t be more excited about this next phase in the Prelude-Argenta partnership,” says
Prelude CEO Tommy Jackson. “Together we will help bring novel animal healthcare innovations
to the market faster and raise the bar on the research and development experience.”

“I am thrilled to strengthen our partnership with Prelude,” says Melinda Poole, Head of US
Clinical R&D at Argenta. “This collaboration marks a significant milestone in our mission to
support veterinary investigators who passionately dedicate their efforts to advancing innovative
new product development.”

About Prelude

Prelude is a life science software company looking to raise the bar on the clinical research
experience, thus making the world safer and healthier by accelerating new product development
of life-saving medicine and devices.

Founded in 2003, Prelude’s founders created a new type of electronic data capture (EDC)
system – that is, with the end-user in mind while still being able to withstand the most extreme
scrutiny for data, accuracy, and speed. Today, Prelude offers mobile applications to support
modern data collection.

Prelude’s ePRO mobile app enables subjects participating in a clinical trial to input data directly
into Prelude’s EDC system, enabling real-time patient updates at any time from any place.

Prelude’s Offline app enables farm animal and lab researchers to collect data electronically in a
compliant manner in areas with limited to no internet connection and subsequently sync the data
to Prelude’s EDC when an internet connection is re-established.

Prelude prioritizes providing comprehensive support to teams who choose to entrust their
studies to them with the goal of making the study building to closeout process as simple and
straightforward as possible so that their clients can focus on what matters – their research. For
more information, please visit

About Argenta

Founded in New Zealand, Argenta’s talented and committed employees are dedicated to
delivering excellence in animal health and nutrition to customers around the world. With
research and/or GMP manufacturing operations in Germany, New Zealand, Spain, the United
Kingdom, and the United States, Argenta holds a unique position as the only combined global
contract research organization (CRO) and contract development and manufacturing
organization (CDMO) specializing in animal health.

Argenta operates from Molecule to Market in partnership with customers of all sizes from all
corners of the world, supporting their research and development, clinical research, regulatory,
scale-up and manufacturing needs along the animal health and nutrition product development

The day-to-day ethos that drives Argenta forward is a mission focused on global partnerships, a
Molecule to Market approach, and innovation. At the core of the business and the organization
is collaboration – among the global employee base and with their customers.
For more information, please visit

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