PAREXEL INTERNATIONAL LAUNCHES GLOBAL BIOPHARMACEUTICAL DEVELOPMENT CONSULTING SERVICES
BOSTON, MA, February 4, 2007 — PAREXEL International Corporation, (Nasdaq: PRXL) one of the world’s largest biopharmaceutical outsourcing companies, today announced that it now provides Biopharmaceutical Development Consulting Services in support of emerging, virtual, and biotechnology firms. Through this new service offering, PAREXEL assists clients in formulating detailed strategies to optimize critical early-stage and advanced-stage product development. In addition, by providing senior-level strategic perspective, this new service more effectively leverages PAREXEL’s global expertise, experience and resources while maximizing value and efficiencies for full development program lifecycles.
Clients may improve the return on their nonclinical and clinical development investments by relying on PAREXEL’s global portfolio of services, capabilities and expertise ranging from early drug development to clinical/regulatory strategy and to post-marketing support. PAREXEL’s Biopharmaceutical Development Consulting team consists of worldwide regulatory, medical and scientific experts who understand client technology, regulatory requirements, clinical trial design and analysis and can create innovative strategic solutions to regulatory, clinical and non-clinical development challenges.
During the past twenty years, PAREXEL has accumulated broad experiences with international regulatory agencies on behalf of its biopharmaceutical clients, and has assisted them in achieving time and cost-effective pathways to market through the design and performance of Phase I/II studies in Europe and in the United States. PAREXEL’s five clinical pharmacology research units located in Europe, South Africa and the United States offer the capability to generate crucial pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic data to support the design of key Phase II and III clinical trials. These services are often supplemented by the formulation of a sound clinical and regulatory strategic plan, essential in securing investment capital as well as eventual regulatory approval for marketing, and in conducting sophisticated evaluations of competitive or synergistic technologies for in-licensing opportunities. PAREXEL’s Biotech Development Consulting Services group includes scientific, manufacturing and Chemistry Manufacturing and Control (CMC), regulatory, and medical expertise that adds a broad and in-depth perspective on the complex issues surrounding early-stage biopharmaceutical development.
“We remain dedicated to enhancing the value of biopharmaceutical projects and reducing drug development time,” said Josef H. von Rickenbach, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “PAREXEL provides biopharmaceutical development consulting services because we recognize the key business, regulatory, clinical, and scientific issues of importance to our clients and we therefore aim to address their key drug development issues more effectively”.
PAREXEL is one of the largest contract pharmaceutical outsourcing organizations in the world, providing a broad range of knowledge-based contract research, medical marketing and consulting services to the worldwide pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries. With a commitment to providing solutions that expedite time-to-market and peak market penetration, PAREXEL has developed significant expertise in clinical trials management, data management, biostatistical analysis, medical marketing, clinical pharmacology, regulatory and medical consulting, industry training and publishing and other drug development consulting services. Its information technology subsidiary, Perceptive Informatics, Inc., provides a variety of technology products and services, including web-based portal solutions and voice and data systems, which are designed to accelerate and enhance the clinical development and launch processes. The Company’s integrated services, therapeutic area depth and sophisticated information technology, along with its experience in global drug development and product launch services, represent key competitive strengths. Headquartered near Boston, MA, PAREXEL operates in 55 locations throughout 36 countries around the world, and has approximately 4,660 employees.
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