About Bright Research

Founded in 2008, Bright Research aims to provide the med-tech industry with creative, quality-focused clinical research. We are headquartered in the medical device hub of Minneapolis, Minnesota.

You can take a deeper dive into Bright’s backstory with this blog article by our founder, Andrea Fenton Abbs.

Our Core Values


...is paramount, achieved through reliability, honesty, and good will. We act in a responsible, moral, ethical, and sustainable way to support our mission, our team, and our clients.


...allows us to maintain strong relationships built on authenticity and clear communication. We believe in being open and candid, sharing both the good news and the bad.


...is reflected in our passion for clinical research and persistence in helping our clients succeed. Determination and diligence move our clients' projects and our employees' careers forward.

Our Mission

We bring smart research solutions to the medical device community with a focus on innovative strategies, superb execution, and personalized service.

Our Vision

We break through clinical research stereotypes by employing smart, creative strategies and brilliant, collaborative employees, resulting in a refined and extraordinary experience.

Our Purpose

We work with sponsors, key opinion leaders, and medical experts to execute sound clinical trial strategies. Our goal is to improve the clinical research experience, finding better ways to perform clinical trials by being kind, honest, and attentive partners to our clients, patients, and employees.

The Bright team has diverse backgrounds including nurses, biomedical engineers, statisticians, clinical trialists, PhDs with varied scientific focuses, and seasoned business professionals and executives from clinical research, industry, and the healthcare field. We are trusted client advisors on medical device development, clinical study regulations, industry standards, and clinical research best practices.

Where our team really shines

Providing Expertise in Clinical Strategy & Supporting FDA Interactions

Using a Robust, Consistent, & Repeatable Approach

Building Great Relationships with Clients & Collaborators

We work with clients of all shapes and sizes

Our expertise includes conducting feasibility, pivotal, and post-market studies throughout the US, Canada, and Europe, as well as cultivating successful interactions with the FDA, CMS, and international authorities.







Clients Served

Our clients are: 

  • Medical device companies requiring clinical studies for their Class II and Class III products.
  • Strategic leaders who begin with the end in mind & appreciate the critical role clinical studies play in the success of their business.
  • Efficiency & quality experts who invest in doing it right the first time.
  • Ethical professionals who act with integrity, treating others with respect & kindness.