Portaero Inc was a California, USA based start-up in the therapeutic emphysema space.  Portaero made the decision to run two clinical trial sites during their feasibility study in Australia and engaged AHS to assist with the management of the trial.

AHS provided technical, logistical, site and clinician management services to Portaero, resulting in cost and time savings to the start-up.  AHS handling of activities in the region resulted in management being able to reduce travel burden whilst also taking advantage of local knowledge of the Australian healthcare system that was provided by Australian Healthcare Solutions.


“Our Australian sites were two of our most productive sites during our initial study. Although it would have been nice to have a full time employee managing them, we could not afford that for a Phase 1 study. Matt’s group was fantastic and probably performed better than anyone that we could have hired full time in Australia. Only 25% of our sites were in Australia, but with Australian Healthcare Solutions’ leadership, we achieved over 2/3 of our enrolment, there. Would definitely work with this team, again.”

David Plough
CEO Portaero