Meditrial is a leading Clinical Research Organization (CRO) focused on the needs of the MedTech industry. We are proud to serve the most innovative companies in the world. Our staff is recognized by customers and investigators as more expert, trustworthy and responsive – our people get the job done right.
Monica Tocchi Founder - Medical Director
Dan Ceccarelli CFO - Legal Manager
Rosella MercuriClinical Project Leader
Dan ZagoR&D Quality Manager
Zsusanna Lödi Multicenter Study Leader
Matthias LendnerClinical Lead Auditor
Founder – Medical Director
Dr. Tocchi works with leading medical industry for strategic planning of market approvals and clinical programs. She also plays an active role in clinical trial oversight and business development for Meditrial.
“I founded Meditrial because I saw an opportunity to help create more effective collaboration within the healthcare industry. Ultimately, the quality of patient care depends not only on the doctor-patient relationship, but on countless other relationships that exist behind the scenes.”
Throughout a career that has spanned academia, industry and consultancy, Dr. Monica Tocchi’s has always pursued a single goal – making it easier for valid healthcare innovations to reach the market.
She has over 20 years of experience designing and managing clinical trials and regulatory submissions for leading international device and pharma companies, with studies involving products for cardiovascular disease, neurology, renal conditions, orthopedics, eye treatment, dental health, oncology, and other clinical areas. A former clinical investigator, Dr. Tocchi co-authored landmark clinical studies published in peer-reviewed, U.S. scientific journals, including the Journal of the American Medical Association, Circulation, the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, and the American Journal of Cardiology.
She is an expert on European and U.S. regulations and requirements and works with the ISO (lnternational Standardization Organization) and AAMI (Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation) committees to develop new regulations on clinical trials and medical devices. She is a regular speaker at major international conferences and frequently publishes regulatory articles concerning clinical research topics.
Dr. Tocchi is a physician with a specialization in cardiology and PhD in cardiovascular pathophysiology. She obtained her MD degree from the University of Rome (Italy) in 1991 and cardiology specialist degree in 1996.
She earned a US medical license certification from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates in 1998.
CFO – Legal Manager
Mr. Ceccarelli manages all aspects of Meditrial’s contractual obligations, financial matters and insurance policies. He coordinates collaborations with a network of legal firms in each country where Meditrial conducts business.
“Meditrial’s policy is to comply with the laws of each country in which our branch companies do business. Our Code of Business Conduct sets expectations that all Meditrial products and services will comply with all laws and regulations governing our company’s behavior. Due to the complexity of many of these regulations, we take particular care to ensure our customers and employees are aware of regulatory requirements and comply with them ”.
Mr. Ceccarelli has practiced at leading Italian law firms, assisting clients in the areas of civil law, bankruptcy and commercial law. He enhanced his knowledge of international commercial law at Withers Bergman in London.
He collaborated with two specialized law magazines, “Italian franchise and “Bankruptcy and Commercial Law” and authored posting articles about bankruptcy law as well as business and company law.
Mr Ceccarelli is an Attorney at law specialized in international corporate law, finance, administration, employment and social security law. He obtained his law degree from the LUISS Guido Carli University in Rome (Italy) in 2004 and was qualified to practice law in 2008.
Clinical Project Leader
As Project Leader at Meditrial, Ms. Mercuri is responsible for managing clinical projects, as well as maintaining successful relationships with key opinion leaders, clinical site staff and the Ethical Committees of the Hospital centers. She coordinates the trials and ensures efficient progression in line with agreed timeframes by proactively identifying and resolving issues together with sponsor management.
“Every day, we take part in the development of new health technologies to help our clients accelerate delivery of safe and effective therapeutics to patients. Our dedicated teams engage quickly to deliver reliable service, and are always responsive to customer’s needs. We embrace your goals, timelines and major milestones as our own.”
Ms. Mercuri is an expert in Strategic Marketing and Sales, both Nationally in Italy and Internationally in countries across Europe, the Americas and Asia. She has held leading positions for 6 years at St. Jude Medical in their heart valve division, initially as country manager and then as marketing program manager. Additionally, she worked for 5 years as Sales & Marketing Manager for Sic System S.r.l.
Ms. Mercuri has a degree in Sociology from Rome University and three Masters degrees in Management of Non-Profit Organizations, Marketing Management and Working Organizations.
R&D Quality Manager
Daniele Zago controls, coordinates and promotes applied design to ensure the competitiveness and innovation of Meditrial’s products and processes in terms of technology and quality. He relates to the executive team for strategic decisions and assessment of new solutions and leads the technical team by defining training, operational and development programs. Eng. Zago is constantly in touch with customers and external suppliers to ensure that the final product meets and exceeds market expectations.
At Meditrial, we are committed to constant improvement of our operations and pursuing opportunities to further our business model. Our mission is to provide unique solutions in line with the rapid evolution of the healthcare sector. Our environment stimulates new ideas, rewards motivation, and inspires us to create outstanding products.
Prior to joining Meditrial, Eng. Zago worked for 6 years as Quality Manager at Tarkett S.p.a, one of the leading manufacturers of resilient floorings worldwide. He was involved in the development of innovative plastic materials, R&D of new products and process control. During this period he acquired in-depth knowledge of Lean Manufacturing System and WCM, attending training in Sweden and France with the inventor of this method, Japanese scientist Hajime Yamashina, Professor Emeritus at Kyoto Universality in Japan. Eng. Zago was then promoted to the role of WCM Quality Control Pillar Manager, with the responsibility to manage research and development of new products and processes, quality control and procedure control.
BSc – Engineering of Materials -Master in Technology of plastic materials and nanocomposites – Expert in Quality Management System ISO9001:2008 (TÜV qualification for Internal Auditing ISO19011:2003).
Expert in WCM (World Class Manufacturing) QC Pillar, SPC (Statistical Process Control) and Lean Manufacturing. Experienced in international Regulatory Standards ISO14155.
Multicenter Study Leader
As project leader at Meditrial, Zsuzsanna Lődi has established a successful track record in the clinical project management of large multicenter studies across Europe. She is highly regarded by Meditrial customers who appreciate her ability to provide precise and timely service, excellent communication skills and experience in coordinating the team to meet even the tightest deadlines.
“Meditrial customers enjoy our style of managing small and large projects alike. With fewer reporting levels, direct communication, and state-of-the art technology, we are able to ensure that the trial progress is communicated in a straightforward and transparent manner to sponsors, investigators, research sites and study participants.”
Ms. Lődi has extensive working experience in international environments. She has worked for renowned pharmaceutical companies such as Abbot and Astra Zeneca as senior data analysis in international locations including Belgium, Switzerland and Hungary. She has more than 4 years of experience in project management and coordination, including previous engagements as data monitor of global trials at Astra Zeneca.
Ms. Lődi holds two Bachelor’s degrees in English Language and Literature, and in Communication – Mass Media, from Kodolányi János College, Székesfehérvár, Hungary.
Clinical Lead Auditor
Matthias Lendner leads the Meditrial teams involved in trials conducted
in German-speaking countries of the DACH region.
His focus is to promote and assess the compliance and effectiveness
of the customer’s clinical activities.
“Clinical lead auditor is a way to find out if healthcare is being provided
in line with good clinical practice standards. It allows care
providers and patients know where their service is doing well,
and where there could be improvements.
The aim is to allow quality improvement to take place where
it will be most helpful and will improve outcomes for patients.”