PERCEPTIVE INFORMATICS APPOINTS CLINICAL RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST WADE WIRTA TO VICE PRESIDENT OF CLINICAL IVRS
BOSTON, MA, July 26, 2007 – Perceptive Informatics, the technology subsidiary of PAREXEL International Corporation (NASDAQ: PRXL), has appointed Mr. Wade Wirta as Vice President of its worldwide Clinical Interactive Voice Response Systems (IVRS) operations.
Perceptive Informatics provides innovative technology-based solutions designed to help bio/pharmaceutical companies accelerate clinical development. Mr. Wirta brings extensive experience in clinical IVRS and supply chain management as well as in the development of global, enterprise-wide IVRS software solutions supporting clinical trial execution.
“Today, a significant proportion of clinical trials employ sophisticated Interactive Voice Response Systems (IVRS) to manage data collection, patient randomization and clinical supply inventories,” said Todd Joron, Corporate Vice President and General Manager of Perceptive Informatics. “We expect Mr. Wirta’s invaluable combination of clinical trial and technology expertise to further enhance Perceptive’s ability to meet the needs of our IVRS clients.”
“As the pharmaceutical and biotech industry faces intense pressure for more efficient clinical trial conduct and resource management, the need for more robust IVR platforms becomes increasingly important," said Mr. Wade Wirta, Vice President of Clinical IVRS, Perceptive. “As part of one of the world's leading CROs, Perceptive Informatics is uniquely positioned with its set of integrated technology offerings and I am excited to be a part of this dynamic organization."
Prior to joining PAREXEL, Mr. Wirta spent more than 13 years with Pfizer, Inc. In his most recent position as Director of Pfizer’s Supply Chain Informatics group, Mr. Wirta drove the strategy for supply-chain products and services for all phases of drug development within the organization.
Mr. Wirta holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Maine at Orono in Maine and a certification in Project Management from the British Computing Society. He is based at the Lowell, Massachusetts location of Perceptive Informatics.