NEWTOWN, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bio-Imaging Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: BITI - News) (d/b/a "BioClinica”) announces that, in response to another unsolicited offer received by etrials Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ: ETWC - News) (“etrials”) from an unrelated third party, etrials has informed Bio-Imaging that its board of directors has deemed the unsolicited offer a superior proposal, as defined in the merger agreement between the parties, and has entered into a merger agreement with such unrelated third party. In connection with the termination of the Bio-Imaging merger agreement, etrials is obligated to pay to Bio-Imaging a termination fee of $500,000 and reimburse Bio-Imaging for reasonable out of pocket expenses up to $250,000 on or before June 2, 2009.
Mark L. Weinstein, President and Chief Executive Officer of BioClinica said, “We have decided it would not be in the best interest of our shareholders to pursue this acquisition further. Although we are disappointed with the outcome, we will continue to actively look for other acquisitions that would add value and expand our eClinical services offering.”
Bio-Imaging Technologies, Inc. d/b/a BioClinica is a leading global provider of clinical trials services, helping to support drug and product development efforts through all phases of the clinical trial process. Created from the acquisition of Phoenix Data Systems, Inc. by Bio-Imaging Technologies, Inc., BioClinica offers industry-leading medical image management and best-of-breed electronic data capture to companies in the life sciences industry. In addition, BioClinica offers solutions that combine these core services to maximize efficiency and manageability throughout the entire clinical development process. With more than 2,000 successful trials, BioClinica is unsurpassed in its knowledge and experience, helping bring many of today's drugs from early phase development through final approval. BioClinica operates two state-of-the-art, FDA-compliant core labs in the United States and Europe, with business offices in the United States, France, Germany, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. For more information, please visit www.bioclinica.com.
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