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PAREXEL International (PRXL) Enhances Early Phase Cardiac Safety Capabilities Through Alliance With Mortara Instrument, Inc.



11/9/2009 8:21:00 AM

BOSTON, Nov. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- PAREXEL International Corporation , a leading global biopharmaceutical services provider, today announced that it has enhanced its cardiac safety capabilities for early phase clinical development through an alliance with Mortara Instrument, Inc., which manufactures and distributes electrocardiogram (ECG) devices and related technology worldwide. PAREXEL is using Mortara Instrument's Surveyor Telemetry Central System to supplement its state-of-the-art ECG equipment to support biopharmaceutical companies in improving cardiac safety assessment of new compounds.

"With growing regulatory requirements, cardiac safety studies have become increasingly important within a clinical development program. We help biopharmaceutical companies gather cardiac safety data early in the development cycle for maximum efficiency," said Michelle Middle, MB ChB, Corporate Vice President and Worldwide Head of Early Phase, PAREXEL International. "Our alliance with Mortara Instrument provides customers with improved automation in the acquisition and reporting of ECG data for greater data accuracy and faster, better decision making. This relationship represents our commitment to providing comprehensive early phase cardiovascular expertise and capabilities, such as intensive ECG and thorough QT/QTc studies, supported by enabling technologies."

PAREXEL's early phase services provide fully integrated solutions from First in Man through Proof of Concept and help biopharmaceutical companies generate better and faster go/no-go decisions about their compounds, and strive to return solid, reproducible outcomes to succeed in later-phase trials. PAREXEL's early phase capabilities include a full scope of early phase studies, specialized trial design, state-of-the-art technologies, hospital-based resources, and scientific expertise as well as vast experience in the neurology, cardiology, respiratory, and metabolism/endocrine therapeutic areas. With early phase unit locations across three continents, PAREXEL provides rapid study start-up and access to diverse patient populations in addition to healthy volunteers. For more information about PAREXEL's early phase capabilities visit: http://www.PAREXEL.com/Early_Phase.html.

About PAREXEL International

PAREXEL International Corporation is a leading global biopharmaceutical 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 70 locations throughout 52 countries around the world, and has more than 9,130 employees. For more information about PAREXEL International visit www.PAREXEL.com.

PAREXEL is a registered trademark of PAREXEL International Corporation, and Perceptive Informatics is a trademark of Perceptive Informatics, Inc. All other names or marks may be registered trademarks or trademarks of PAREXEL International Corporation, Perceptive Informatics, Inc. or their respective owners and are hereby acknowledged.

PAREXEL International Corporation





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