PAREXEL CONSULTING EXPANDS RISK MANAGEMENT EXPERTISE, APPOINTS FORMER FDA CONSUMER SAFETY OFFICER RAYMOND T. OJI AS SENIOR CONSULTANT
BOSTON, MA, November 15, 2006 — PAREXEL Consulting, a leading global life sciences consultancy and division of PAREXEL International Corporation (NASDAQ: PRXL), today announced that it has further expanded its risk management and strategic compliance expertise with the appointment of Raymond T. Oji to the position of senior consultant. Formerly a microbiologist and consumer safety officer in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) San Francisco District, Mr. Oji brings 40 years of experience in performing pharmaceutical inspections and drug and device analyses to PAREXEL Consulting. He joins a global network of consultants dedicated to addressing the full range of risk management challenges facing companies.
“PAREXEL Consulting integrates scientific and regulatory compliance expertise with business performance expertise, represented by consultants such as Ray. Clients turn to our experts to help them respond rapidly and effectively to regulatory actions and avoid potential problems that could negatively impact business performance. Our goal is to help clients proactively assess and prevent risks to ensure successful product development and business outcomes,” said Kurt Brykman, President of PAREXEL Consulting and Medical Communications.
Mr. Oji’s background as a consumer safety officer and microbiologist with the FDA included conducting Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and pre-approval inspections and audits worldwide of pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities in the areas of aseptic filling and processing, terminal sterilization, active pharmaceutical ingredients and over-the- counter drug production, as well as auditing pharmaceutical microbiology and chemistry laboratory operations. In his role as an FDA microbiologist Mr. Oji also developed and performed analytical procedures and managed clean room operations, serving as a principal analyst for testing sterile drugs and devices. Mr. Oji has performed the full range of procedures for drug and device analyses including sterility, endotoxin, bioburden, microbial limits, water and environmental monitoring.
Mr. Oji joins PAREXEL Consulting’s team of premier experts who have extensive backgrounds in the FDA averaging over 25 years, including Corporate Vice President Ronald Tezlaff, Ph.D, Vice President David Chesney, Vice President Terry Munson, Vice President Peter Smith, and Senior Consultant Tony Warchut.
About PAREXEL Consulting
A leading, independent, life sciences consultancy, PAREXEL Consulting is focused exclusively on the life sciences industry and serves biopharmaceutical and medical device clients with its unique fusion of scientific, regulatory and business expertise. PAREXEL Consulting focuses on helping clients design and execute their product strategies, while managing risk and improving quality and performance. The firm has approximately 250 employees in seven major office locations in the U.S. and Europe, and serves clients on a global basis. For further information visit: www.PAREXELConsulting.com. PAREXEL Consulting is a division of PAREXEL International.
PAREXEL International Corporation is a leading global bio/pharmaceutical services organization, providing a broad range of knowledge-based contract research, medical marketing and consulting services to the worldwide pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries. Committed to providing solutions that expedite time-to-market and peak-market penetration, PAREXEL has developed significant expertise across the development and commercialization continuum, from drug development and regulatory consulting to clinical pharmacology, clinical trials management, medical education and reimbursement. Perceptive Informatics, Inc., a subsidiary of PAREXEL, provides advanced technology solutions, including medical imaging, Clinical Trial Management Systems (CTMS), Interactive Voice Response Systems (IVRS) and integration services. Headquartered near Boston, Massachusetts, PAREXEL operates in 51 locations throughout 40 countries around the world, and has approximately 5,860 employees. For more information about PAREXEL International visit www.PAREXEL.com.
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