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Biomedical Systems and PRL Central Laboratory Services Announce Strategic Partnership to Market Centralized Digital Pathology Services

4/1/2011 9:33:30 AM

April 1, 2011 -- Biomedical Systems, a global provider of centralized diagnostic services, and PRL Central Laboratory Services (PRL), a comprehensive diagnostic testing laboratory, have formed a strategic partnership to market centralized digital pathology services for clinical trials.

The collaboration brings together two companies with similar history, culture and a dedication to quality service and customer care. PRL and Biomedical Systems will each provide their unique skills to this venture allowing Sponsor companies a comprehensive solution to their digital pathology needs. Biomedical Systems will provide the infrastructure, as well as clinical trial project and data management in conjunction with PRL’s in-house histology laboratory and 25 board certified pathologists.

“As two of the leaders in the field, it is our goal to leverage our strong pathology pipelines and clinical trial expertise,” said Jeffrey Bowden, President, Biomedical Systems’ Imaging Services. “This partnership will extend the range of services both companies can offer enabling us to meet both current and future clinical trial pathology needs in the global arena.”

Dr. Spencer Kerley, CEO, PRL added “We are most pleased to enter this new relationship with Biomedical Systems. We think this combination will provide a tremendous new opportunity for meeting the anatomic and clinical pathology needs of clinical trials companies going forward. PRL’s anatomic pathology expertise, to include state of the art laboratory coupled with a staff of 25 pathologists with numerous subspecialties will be a great addition to Biomedical Systems superb industry-leading technology and image processing services. Together these will provide an entirely new level of comprehensive service in this space.”

About Biomedical Systems

Biomedical Systems is a global provider of centralized diagnostic services for the pharmaceutical and medical device industries. With offices in North America, Europe and Asia, Biomedical Systems is working with over 14,000 investigative sites in 95 countries around the world for Phase I – IV clinical trials. Biomedical Systems centralized services include the acquisition, analysis and management of data for Digital Pathology, Cardiac Safety, Imaging and Pulmonary Function and Neurophysiology used to determine safety and efficacy for drugs and devices in clinical trials.

About Physicians Reference Laboratory

Physicians Reference Laboratory, LLC. is a privately owned, full-service diagnostic testing laboratory. For 30 years PRL has been renowned for incorporating new and innovative testing procedures and employing the most highly qualified professionals. By utilizing market leading technologies and providing expert service, PRL's focus is on efficiently delivering accurate diagnostic data to support the advancement of our customers' efforts, ultimately leading to the highest quality of patient care.

For more information about Biomedical Systems, please contact Traci Cardenas at Or visit the corporate websites for Biomedical Systems (, or Physicians Reference Laboratory at (

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