About

How We Started

Trial Runners, LLC was launched in 2006 by founders Patrick Healy and Jill Healy. Together they bring over 35 years of clinical research management experience from within pharmaceutical companies. Knowing the challenges biotech and pharmaceutical companies face, they saw an opportunity to improve upon the ophthalmology clinical Contract Research Organization (CRO) Industry.

Their background and insight inspired them to enhance clinical research management through innovative solutions. Out of experience grew a philosophy focused on responsiveness, execution, expert project management, lower costs and valued relationships. Providing you with experienced clinical professionals means accurate, timely research aligned with your budget.

Headquarters for Trial Runners is located in North Dakota.  Jill was born and raised in North Dakota and after making many trips from New York City with Patrick to North Dakota to visit family, the founders fell in love with the state and realized the incredible opportunity that existed to launch a top tier ophthalmology CRO in the state.  In 2014, Forbes magazine ranked North Dakota the #2 best state in the nation for business.  In 2013, Livability.com ranked Dickinson, ND the #1 best small town in America.