Meet the Meditrial Experts


Dr. Monica Tocchi MD, PhD
Founder, Chief Medical Officer

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Monica Tocchi, MD, PhD, is a cardiologist, medical director of Meditrial, clinical investigator and medical device regulation expert. Dr Tocchi has been contributing for 15 years to the development of international ISO standards for the Italian National Standards Association.

In her own words she "founded Meditrial because I saw an opportunity to help create more effective collaboration between the medical community, the healthcare industry and regulators. Ultimately, the quality of patient care depends not only on the doctor-patient connection, but on countless other relationships and joint efforts that exist behind the scenes to synergically enable medical progress."

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Riccardo Dore
Senior Clinical Research Associate

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Riccardo Dore is a Senior CRA with Meditrial. He is a Clinical Monitor at multiple site locations, with his activities ranging from conducting clinical site selection, initiation, maintenance and close-out visits, to training and tutoring other CRAs, managing site contracts process and EDC systems.

Riccardo is GCP certified. He is trained on ISO14155:2011, ICH E6 (Guideline for Good Clinical Practice), MDR (Medical Device Regulation), as well as on multiple EDC systems and Hospital Database Systems.

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Rossella Mercuri
Director of BD and Marketing

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As Director of Business Development and Marketing, CRO Business at at Meditrial, Ms. Rossella Mercuri is responsible for maintaining successful relationships with key opinion leaders and is actively involved in managing clinical projects, as well as 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 the 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."

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Mariangela Ruffolo
Clinical Trial Associate
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Mariangela Ruffolo is a Clinical Trial Associate at Meditrial, actively supporting the Clinical Research Department for the preparation of Study submissions of trials in Italy, France, Belgium and Eastern Europe.

With over 10 years of experience in the clinical research field. She is responsible for managing the correspondence with local Regulatory Authorities and Clinical Investigation Sites and ensuring efficient maintenance of the clinical trial documentation.

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Flavia Russo
Lawyer and Medical Device Auditor

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Ms. Flavia Russo is an attorney at law with an in-depth understanding of the European Medical Device Regulation and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Currently is Quality Compliance Officer at Meditrial Europe and is actively involved in supporting customers with regulatory and quality assurance matters.

Her expertise is managing and maintaining a framework for GCP compliance systems and processes, writing and reviewing SOPs, provide support, guidance and oversight for clinical studies in accordance to current Regulations and certifying the organization according to management standards, like ISO 9001. Flavia relies on her background in both science and law to provide a holistic combination of technical, regulatory and liability perspectives.

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Daniele Zago
Chief Operating Officer

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"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".

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