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Perceptive Informatics (PRXL) Integrates Medical Imaging Tracking with RTSM Technologies for Streamlined Workflow, Improved Data Quality


2/23/2011 6:57:20 AM

BOSTON, Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Perceptive Informatics, a leading eClinical solutions provider and a subsidiary of PAREXEL International Corporation (Nasdaq: PRXL), today announced the next level of seamless integration between its Medical Imaging Tracking application and ClinPhone® Randomization and Trial Supply Management (RTSM) technologies. The new functionality between these eClinical solutions, which enables real-time, automated updates in the imaging tracking process when an RTSM transaction is made via phone, web, or the Perceptive DataLabs® Electronic Data Capture (EDC) system, provides clinical trial sponsors with streamlined data reconciliation and site workflow, as well as improved data quality for imaging-based clinical studies.

This integrated capability allows the Perceptive Medical Imaging Tracking application to leverage study data, including patient visit schedules, demographic information, and statuses, based on real-time screening, randomization, and discontinuation events. Through an automated approach, redundant and manual data entry is eliminated, saving time by minimizing the need for reconciliation while contributing to enhanced data quality. Real-time queries on patient statuses enable proactive, streamlined site and patient management.

"The greater convergence between our medical imaging and RTSM solutions is focused on helping customers achieve improved data quality. We are bringing more comprehensive real-time clinical trial data tracking to our customers for more effective decision-making during the clinical development process," said Kenneth G. Faulkner, Ph.D., Vice President, Medical Imaging, Perceptive Informatics.

The Medical Imaging Group of Perceptive Informatics offers a full range of capabilities in the application of imaging techniques from early clinical development through peri-approval studies. The medical imaging team operates globally and services a wide range of therapeutic areas, including oncology, neurology, rheumatology, cardiology, and endocrinology. Perceptive's medical imaging technologies are fully validated and in compliance with regulatory guidelines.

About Perceptive Informatics

Perceptive Informatics, a leading eClinical solutions provider and subsidiary of PAREXEL, is focused on helping customers to accelerate the product development process through innovation. The Perceptive Informatics industry-leading eClinical product portfolio is built on advanced technology that benefits from extensive medical and clinical expertise as well as a deep understanding of the regulatory environment. The portfolio includes Randomization and Trial Supply Management (RTSM) technologies, Medical Imaging, Clinical Trial Management Systems (CTMS), Electronic Data Capture (EDC), and Electronic Patient-Reported Outcomes (ePRO). For more information about the integrated solutions in Perceptive's eClinical Suite 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, consulting, and medical communications 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 71 locations throughout 52 countries around the world, and has approximately 10,380 employees. For more information about PAREXEL International visit www.PAREXEL.com.

This release contains "forward-looking" statements regarding future results and events, including, without limitation, statements regarding expected financial results, future growth and customer demand. For this purpose, any statements contained herein that are not statements of historical fact may be deemed forward-looking statements. Without limiting the foregoing, the words "believes," "anticipates," "plans," "expects," "intends," "appears," "estimates," "projects," "will," "would," "could," "targets," and similar expressions are also intended to identify forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements in this release involve a number of risks and uncertainties. The Company's actual future results may differ significantly from the results discussed in the forward-looking statements contained in this release. Important factors that might cause such a difference include, but are not limited to, risks associated with: actual operating performance; actual expense savings and other operating improvements resulting from recent and anticipated restructurings, the loss, modification, or delay of contracts which would, among other things, adversely impact the Company's recognition of revenue included in backlog; the Company's dependence on certain industries and clients; the Company's ability to win new business, manage growth and costs, and attract and retain employees; the Company's ability to complete additional acquisitions and to integrate newly acquired businesses or enter into new lines of business; the impact on the Company's business of government regulation of the drug, medical device and biotechnology industry; consolidation within the pharmaceutical industry and competition within the biopharmaceutical services industry; the potential for significant liability to clients and third parties; the potential adverse impact of health care reform; and the effects of exchange rate fluctuations and other international economic, political, and other risks. Such factors and others are discussed more fully in the section entitled "Risk Factors" of the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended December 31, 2010 as filed with the SEC on February 9, 2011, which "Risk Factors" discussion is incorporated by reference in this press release. The Company specifically disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements in the future. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing the Company's estimates or views as of any date subsequent to the date of this press release.

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.

Contacts


Jennifer Baird, Senior Director of Public Relations

Gene Carozza/Kim Baker

PAREXEL International

PAN Communications

Tel: +781-434-4409

Tel: +978-474-1900

Email: Jennifer.Baird@PAREXEL.com

Email: PAREXEL@pancomm.com



SOURCE PAREXEL International Corporation


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