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ERT Expands Executive Management Team

8/7/2013 11:24:12 AM

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – August 7, 2013 –– ERT, a leading global solution provider for high-quality patient safety and efficacy endpoint data collection, today announced an expansion of its executive management team. In response to the Company’s growth and to meet the needs of ERT’s biopharmaceutical and healthcare customers, it has appointed James (Jim) Corrigan as the Company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.

As COO, Jim will be responsible for overseeing, developing and setting the strategic direction for the day-to-day operations of ERT, including Services, Product Management, Information Technology, Account Management, Marketing, Quality, and Research & Development (R&D) to deliver accurate, cost-effective and convenient support systems for the collection of timely, regulatory-compliant patient endpoint data.

Jim joins ERT from General Electric (GE) where he spent more than 25 years in senior management roles leading broad functional teams to significant growth. His knowledge of life sciences and the healthcare industry stems from his experience with GE Healthcare, where he most recently held the position of Chief Executive Officer of their Surgery business.

“The growth of ERT has given us the opportunity to expand our team with talented individuals from the healthcare industry,” said Jeffrey Litwin, M.D., CEO of ERT. “We are delighted to have Jim on board in this leadership role, and we look forward to leveraging his extensive healthcare experience and proven success to help us expand our foundation for future growth, strengthen the breadth of services and solutions that ERT provides to the biopharmaceutical market, and create further value enhancement for our customers.”

Jim is a proven and effective leader with an extraordinary track-record of success. Throughout his career with GE, he successfully advanced sales growth, marketing, strategic partnerships, business development, integrations, product development, operations and customer service excellence. Under Jim’s leadership, his teams focused on customer success, innovation & quality, employee opportunity and profitable market growth. These teams introduced significant product innovations to improve global health and support accessible, high-quality and affordable patient care. His commitment to making a difference in healthcare resulted in double-digit productivity for the business groups he led. ERT and Jim share similar goals and challenges in redefining healthcare access and delivery.

“I am passionate about the healthcare space and honored to join ERT’s team of dedicated professionals. The Company’s commitment to deliver the highest quality patient safety and efficacy endpoint data for use in clinical drug development and healthcare settings, coupled with the skilled and talented organization, sets the foundation for strong growth,” said Jim Corrigan.

For more information on ERT and its executive management team, visit

About ERT

ERT ( is a leading provider of high-quality patient safety and efficacy endpoint data collection solutions for use in clinical drug development. ERT delivers a combination of technology, services, and consulting that increase the accuracy and reliability of patient data and improve the efficiency of the clinical development process throughout the product lifecycle. ERT delivers the most widely deployed solutions in centralized cardiac safety, respiratory services, suicide risk assessment and Clinical Outcome Assessments (COA) – which includes patient, clinician, and observer reported outcomes. By efficiently integrating these solutions through a system built upon a scientific and regulatory foundation, ERT collects, analyzes, and delivers safety and efficacy data critical to the approval, labeling, and reimbursement of pharmaceutical products. ERT is a global organization with headquarters in Philadelphia, PA and offices throughout the U.S., U.K., Japan, and Germany.

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