RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. — etrials, a provider of technologies and services for clinical trial data management, has experienced a 177 percent revenue increase through the first two quarters of this year over the same period in 2001.

The growth includes a 57 percent increase in revenues in the second quarter 2002 over the first quarter 2002, etrials says, and a jump of more than 146 percent over the same quarter one year ago.

In addition to sustaining growth, etrials launched a new electronic patient diary offering called QuickStudy Log at the Drug Information Association meeting in June. QuickStudy Log collects quantitative patient data and quality-of-life information during a clinical trial and, according to etrials, is the first electronic patient diary in the industry to allow mid-study changes without having to redeploy the handheld devices.

“etrials’ growth is predicated on listening to our customers data management needs, deploying reliable, easy-to-use technology and providing supplemental services,” President John Cline said in a statement. “Our customers expect superior technology backed by an experienced team of clinical experts and we deliver.”

Formed in 1999, etrials has raised more than $7 million in private financing, led by Capital Investment Partners of Raleigh. The company has more than 50 employees.