SAN DIEGO, April 23, 2014 – Profil® Institute for Clinical Research, Inc., an early phase clinical research organization focused on diabetes and obesity, proudly celebrates its 10th year as a corporate sponsor as its team of cyclists, the Profil Peddlers, gear up in training and fundraising for the Tour de Cure event in San Diego on May 17.
The Tour de Cure is a fundraising cycling event with riders participating in routes of 7 to 100 miles in 80 events nationwide and collectively raising $26 million last year. Funds raised are used to support the mission of the American Diabetes Association to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of people affected by the disease.
Profil Institute’s corporate team, Profil Peddlers, are cyclists representing all levels of athletic prowess, many of whom have diabetes, sharing a common goal of fundraising to support the American Diabetes Association and diabetes research.
The Profil Peddler team is easy to recognize at the event with their signature blue jerseys. Although many Profil Peddlers are employees of Profil Institute, it is not a requirement to be on the team. Any one is welcome to join – whether they are new to cycling or a highly experienced cyclist. The Profil Peddler team offers group training rides for all levels and is proud to have nearly 50% of this year’s team attempting the 100 mile route.
“In the true spirit of the Tour de Cure mission, the Profil Peddler team is about empowerment – the power to make a difference in our community, in the lives of people affected by diabetes, and in our own lives,” said Carmen Jany-O., Profil Peddler team captain. “We are particularly proud to have nearly half of our riders training to accomplish the 100 mile route this year. Many of these riders were new to cycling events when they joined the Profil Peddler team. It’s truly amazing what becomes possible when surrounded by people training for an altruistic cause.”
For more information about Profil Peddlers and San Diego’s Tour de Cure, visit http://main.diabetes.org/goto/profilpeddlers.
About Profil Institute for Clinical Research, Inc.
Profil Institute for Clinical Research, Inc. is a science driven, early phase clinical research organization focused on diabetes and obesity. The company is renowned as a center of excellence for metabolic clinical research and development based on its scientific expertise, depth of services, and research methodologies. Operational since 2004, Profil Institute is a trusted partner and service provider for its clients from small virtual companies to large pharma and drug discovery companies, as well as academic centers, throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia.
Profil Institute works with clients to design and execute first-in-human, proof of mechanism clinical research for metabolic drug and device candidates. To date, Profil Institute has completed more than 200 phase I-IIa diabetes and obesity clinical studies, involving every clinically relevant diabetes drug class and a wide array of medical devices. In addition to clinical research, Profil Institute provides early phase clinical development services and consulting, including the design of strategic clinical development plans and management of regulatory affairs. For more information visit www.profilinstitute.com.
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