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Southeastern Research Group, Inc. Launches New Website  
2/16/2007 4:46:06 PM

Tallahassee, FL – Feb 15, 2007 – Southeastern Research Group, Inc. a privately held clinical trials management organization providing services in the conduct of late phase drug and device trials announced today that it has launched a new and improved corporate website. The web address of the site is www.serginc.com.

The new site provides a comprehensive description of Southeastern Research Group allowing it’s customers and the general public to better understand the Company and its services, mission and goals. As the new site demonstrates, Southeastern Research is an independent company that provides opportunities for physicians and patients to participate in studies to further the development of new medicines and treatments.

According to Christine Grady, Bioethicist of the National Institute of Health, “ If we believe research is necessary for finding ways to improve health and health care, we have an obligation to support it in some way. I don’t think that necessarily translates into an obligation to participate, but people should consider it.”

Ronald Norton, Director of Research for Southeastern Research said, “ Only about one in eight physicians currently participate in clinical research. Of the eighty-seven percent of physicians not involved, about 40% attribute lack of opportunity as the main reason and 30% feel that the time commitment is too much. We are dedicated to removing these barriers by providing appropriate study opportunities and a solid regulatory and administrative infrastructure already in place. This removes much of the burden for the physician wanting to get involved in clinical research.”

Regarding patient-volunteers he said, “As for patients, surprisingly only very few patients are even aware that they are eligible to participate. In a recent Harris poll, 94% of people say that they recognize the importance of clinical research and would participate in order to assist in the advancement of medical science. Yet 75% of the general public states that they have little to no knowledge about the clinical research enterprise and the participation process.”

About Southeastern Research Group, Inc. Southeastern Research Group, Inc., is a privately held contract research organization that provides clinical trial management services to pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies worldwide. As a team of experienced clinical research professionals, physician-researchers, and patient-volunteers we combine a solid regulatory infrastructure with a passion for medical research. Two basic principles, helping our patients to enjoy good health and providing exceptional personal service to our sponsors are the foundation of our business philosophy.

Internet Website: www.serginc.com

SOURCE: Southeastern Research Group, Inc.

For Southeastern Research Group, Inc. Ronald Norton, 1-850-201-0408


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