Atlantia in finals of SME business awards

(Evening Echo 16.01.18)

A GLOBAL clinical research organisation formed and based in Cork, has reached the final of the Cork Chamber Cork Business of the Year Awards 2018.

The bio- tech is one of just three companies to make it to the final stage in the SME category. The ultimate winners of the Awards, which are in their 21st year, will be announced in February at a Gala Ball which will see business figureheads from throughtout the country come together to celebrate the successes of small to large business organisations based in Cork.

Andrea Doolan, CEO of Atlantia spoke of their excitement upon hearing the news, said: “We are truly delighted and honoured to be a finalist in the SME category. This whole process has been thrilliant for us. Thinking about our business, presenting to the judging panel on our key milestones, providing recognition to our tremendous team, our wonderful study participants, partner institutions and clients, has just put even more fire in our bellies to keep driving our strategic growth, both at home here in Cork and overseas in 2018.”

Atlantia provides end to end solutions for clinical trials in functional foods, beverages and health supplements to a worldwide client base.

The company vision is to become a world leader in food clinical research services, to enable the advancement of functional foods and ingredients in the treatment and prevention of human health issues.

Speaking of the business, Barry Skillington, Chief Commercial Director confirmed that: “We are unique, not just in Cork, but we are one of a kind in Ireland in that we provide a full service offering to a world wide client base from Cork HQ.

“We undertake clinical study design, statistical analysis planning, regulatory approval, placebo manufacturing and volunteer recruitment. Since 2012, our client base has grown to include the world’s largest food companies.

“For us it’s not just all about Atlantia, through our work we also proudly showcase Cork as a beautiful city, leading scientific region, thriving business hub and food capital.”

Atlantia is an Irish Cork based Food Clinical Trials Company. On behalf of more than 50% of the biggest food companies in the world, Atlantia conducts clinical research across a wide range of foods and their extracts, measuring intake and impact on food study participants.