Company Timeline

John Hudak started Criterium, Inc. in 1991 to fill the need for a more consistent, technology-based support of medical research. Using Interactive Voice Response (IVR), he created a new system for the real-time collection of patient diary data. This eliminated transcription errors ensuring accurate reporting.

Over time, Criterium, Inc. has widened the use and scope of state-of-the-art technologies in order to connect all stakeholders to real-time data sources. In addition to IVR, these technologies include Electronic Data Capture (EDC), Interactive Web Response (IWR), and Electronic Patient Reported Outcomes (ePRO). Obtaining data in real-time enables us to tightly control studies ensuring cost-effectiveness, and adherence to timelines.


  • Added two NEW Oncology Consortia: ABRCC for Breast Cancer and ATOMIC for Lung Cancer
  • 2013

  • Established CSS (Core Science Services) as our Site Management and CMN Service offering
  • 2012

  • Expanded office location in India to provide sponsors with wider range of in-country services
  • Completed successful FDA audit and approval of NDA for Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis
  • 2011

  • Expanded Oncology capabilities and translational science offerings with acquisition of AGICC and AMyC Cancer Consortias
  • 2010

  • Criterium has record revenue year in spite of recession
  • 2009

  • Criterium completes acquisition of new IVR Platform in Boca Raton, FL USA
  • 2008

  • Opens office in Toronto, Canada
  • 2007

  • Announces partnership with IVR Concepts
  • Opens offices in Boca Raton, Fla.; St. Petersburg, Russia; and Gedera, Israel
  • 2006

  • U.S. Headquarters consolidates and expands
  • Establishes operations in New Zealand in association with Pharmaceutical Solutions, Ltd.
  • 2005

  • Opens office in Pune, India - Criterium India
  • Forms agency relationship with IMRO Tramarko
  • Opens office in Berghem, Netherlands - Criterium Europe
  • 2004

  • Criterium RSA completes first studies
  • Criterium, Inc., rebrands and triples revenue
  • 2003

  • Opens office in Johannesburg, South Africa - Criterium RSA
  • Opens data center in Pune, India
  • 2002

  • Adds Patient Recruitment Services using IVR
  • 2001

  • Renames trial management software to StudyControl™
  • 2000

  • Opens office in Rolling Hills Estates, Calif.
  • 1999

  • Develops Web-Enabled, Online Forms (WEB)
  • 1997

  • Conducts studies in Asia, South America, and Europe
  • 1996

  • Initiates multinational services
  • 1995

  • Receives Medical Devices PMA projects
  • 1994

  • Relocates headquarters to Saratoga Springs, NY
  • 1993

  • Develops pharmacy management using technology tools
  • 1992

  • Implements electronic data collection of CRFs (FAX)
  • 1991

  • John Hudak establishes Criterium, Inc., in Pennington, NJ
  • 1990

  • Develops Patient Diaries (TeleDiary™) using Interactive Voice Response (IVR)