Quanta has access to thousands of potential patients for clinical trial from our 96k patient databases and network of approximately 4k referring doctors who regularly send patients to Quanta for our core diagnostic business.
Quanta was founded in 2004. We are a team of well trained professionals including approximately 20 MDs and PhDs in the fields of cardiology, radiology and nuclear medicine, mostly educated at Federal University in Curitiba, University of Sao Paulo, Vanderbilt University, Penn State and Johns Hopkins. Quanta is led by CEO João Vítola MD, PhD, a cardiologist and Nuclear Medicine physician.
The company began as a medical clinic specializing in cardiac imaging. In the last eight years Quanta has expanded its diagnostic testing to almost every organ utilizing gamma cameras, computed tomography (CT), and positron emission tomography-CT (PET-CT). The company has 80 employees, and a staff of 60 nurses, technicians, research staff, IT staff, software developer, and management team. Since 2004, Quanta has been selected to conduct numerous clinical trials, having as sponsors e.g. Forrest Labs (ASPECT trial), Astellas (ADVANCE trial), Lantheus Medical Imaging (Flurpiridaz for PET/CT), and BMS (Sestamibi for Kawasaki disease), as well as several projects with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), a mermber of the UN family of organizations, operating out of its headquarters in Vienna.
Brazil’s 7th largest city with 2 million people in a very organized and clean environment;
Meaning 2 million reasons why Curitiba is the perfect venue for your next cardiovascular clinical trial;
Only 30 minutes flight time from São Paulo, Brazil largest city with nearly 20 million inhabitants;
45 minutes flight time from Rio de Janeiro;
Amazing population diversity (Caucasian, European, African and Asians descendants).
Quanta has the patients, expertise, culture of quality, and available technology needed to deliver well executed clinical trials. Quanta has access to thousands of patients, who are potential volunteers for clinical trials. Our team of 10 cardiologists perform approximately 35.000 clinical cardiology consults per year. Quanta has been building a prospective database in cardiac imaging (nuclear cardiology and coronary CT angiography), especially in nuclear cardiology. Currently, clinical and functional information from about 40.000 patients are available in our database. Our network includes approximately 1700 referring physicians from throughout the Curitiba in southern Brazil, who regularly refer patients to be evaluated at Quanta, for our core diagnostic imaging business. This value is further enhanced by Quanta’s specialized medical expertise in cardiology and past experience on existing imaging technology (SPECT, PET/CT, coronary CT angiography, and calcium scoring) for use in clinical trials.
Beyond expertise and our highly qualified team, Quanta has a complete infrastructure to do clinical trials. We have over 20.000 square feet of dedicated space, distributed between 2 facilities, and equipped with advanced imaging technology, prepared to perform high quality clinical research.
We also offer:
A dedicated research area;
Lockers for confidential storage;
Temperature controlled rooms and refrigerators;
A dedicated monitorings area, with access to fax, wireless and internet;
Good network with potential cooperation with local hospitals and laboratories;
Fully equipment for medical emergencies (Defibrillator, pacemaker, oxygen, complete CPR equipment, etc);
A well trained staff;
CT (128-Slice Scanner); 5 Dual head Gamma Cameras (2 cardiac dedicated); PET-CT;
Our IT team works constantly with the most updated and advanced software and hardware, not only to reliaby maintain our database (more than 14 terabytes of information) but also for daily back up of clinical data.