PERCEPTIVE INFORMATICS ENHANCES MEDICAL IMAGING CAPABILITIES FOR ASSESSMENT OF CARDIAC FUNCTION
BOSTON, MA, June 2, 2008 — Perceptive Informatics, the technology subsidiary of PAREXEL International Corporation (NASDAQ: PRXL), today announced that it has integrated its leading medical imaging technology with the functionality of DigiView, a specialized image management and reporting system provided by Digisonics, to offer clients expanded capabilities for cardiac function assessment in clinical studies. The system provides high-performance electronic review, analysis, reporting, and archiving of medical images related to cardiac function assessment. Cardiac function assessment is required for a broad range of therapeutic area research, including cardiology, oncology, central nervous system, and metabolism/endocrinology studies.
“As cardiac safety has become a greater regulatory focus for various compounds, biopharmaceutical companies increasingly turn to us for cardiac evaluations to support the demonstration of safety and efficacy,” said Todd A. Joron, Corporate Vice President and General Manager of Perceptive Informatics at PAREXEL International. “By combining this tool with our leading medical imaging technology and in-depth expertise, we are able to help clients better meet their cardiovascular imaging needs.”
The integrated Perceptive and DigiView system, which supports various cardiovascular imaging modalities, provides several capabilities, including faster, more accurate review of cardiac images as well as automatic synchronization of image analysis findings with other clinical data through an electronic Case Report Form. The system provides an electronic record of all image analysis versions and exceeds HIPAA requirements for providing security and a regulatory audit trail, as well as capturing electronic signatures. Perceptive Informatics’ medical imaging technology is fully validated and in compliance with regulatory guidelines.
The Perceptive Informatics Medical Imaging division leverages advanced technology to help ensure the effective use of imaging surrogate endpoint data as well as secure data access and back-up. The Perceptive Informatics medical imaging team operates globally and services a wide range of therapeutic areas, including oncology, central nervous system, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, and metabolism/endocrinology.
About Perceptive Informatics, a PAREXEL Company
PAREXEL’s Technology Division, Perceptive Informatics, combines clinical knowledge, quality and regulatory experience with advanced technology to decrease time to market, risk and cost associated with clinical trials. Perceptive’s portfolio includes Medical Imaging, Clinical Trial Management Systems (CTMS), Interactive Voice Response Systems (IVRS & IWRS), and Integration Services as well as web-based portal solutions, tracking tools, electronic diaries and investigator database solutions. Perceptive offers medical imaging services to rapidly and objectively assess the safety and efficacy of new drugs, biologics and medical devices in clinical trials. The IMPACT® solution is Perceptive’s market-leading CTMS product with 26,000 users worldwide, and Perceptive’s INITIATOR™ trial management product targets the needs of Phase I units. For more information about Perceptive Informatics, visit www.perceptive.com.
About PAREXEL International
PAREXEL International Corporation is a leading global bio/pharmaceutical services organization, providing a broad range of knowledge-based contract research, medical communications 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, to facilitate the clinical development process. Headquartered near Boston, Massachusetts, PAREXEL operates in 63 locations throughout 52 countries around the world, and has more than 7,600 employees. For more information about PAREXEL International visit www.PAREXEL.com.
PAREXEL and IMPACT are registered trademarks of PAREXEL International Corporation, and PERCEPTIVE INFORMATICS is a registered trademark of Perceptive Informatics, Inc. All other names or marks may be registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective business and are hereby acknowledged.