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PRA International Announces New Office Opening in Mumbai

Thursday, March 20, 2008 General News J E 4
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RALEIGH, N.C., March 19 To accommodate rapid growth andfurther enhance PRA's ability to deliver clinical service excellence, PRA hasmoved its Mumbai, India office to a larger, more centrally located facility.By more than tripling the size of the former space, the new location includesmore offices and conference and meeting spaces, and will more comfortablyaccommodate the Mumbai team of 20+ clinical operations staff while allowingfor future expansion of the workforce.

The new Mumbai office will expand upon the services PRA is able to offerits clients in India, the surrounding regions, and around the globe. With ananticipated staff of up to 50 clinical team members by the end of 2008, PRAIndia will potentially increase its service capacity by 150% in comparison toSeptember 2007.

"This is an exciting time for PRA," said Dr. Sue Stansfield, ExecutiveVice President - Product Registration, Europe, Africa and Asia-Pacific. "TheMumbai team is a great example of PRA's global experience and therapeuticexpertise. Their success in earning client trust and delivering serviceexcellence has been key to the growth we're experiencing in India."

Situated in the newly developed Andheri East area of Mumbai, PRA's newoffice is conveniently located near a variety of transportation options,including Mumbai's international and local airports, and the main trainstation. A growing biotechnology and pharmaceutical corridor will continue toexpand PRA's access to a skilled talent pool, as well as operational resourcesand potential clients.

Services offered by staff in the Mumbai office include project management,comprehensive clinical monitoring, clinical investigator identification andrecruitment, study site selection and validation, submissions with EC/IRB andRegulatory Authorities, safety monitoring, pharmacy and drug depot services,and identification of service providers, including central laboratoriesaccredited by the College of American Pathologists. Additional services thatwill be offered as the office grows will include increased safety monitoring,protocol development, and medical writing, as well as other clinicalconsultation services. In addition to the office in Mumbai, where the clinicalteam is located, PRA also provides Data Management services out of its Puneoffice.

About PRA International

PRA International is a global clinical research organization that providescomprehensive Phase I-IV clinical development services and operates in morethan 68 countries across six continents. With more than 30 years of clinicaltrial experience in multiple therapeutic areas, PRA has particular expertisein oncology, CNS, cardiovascular, and allergy/respiratory diseases.

To learn more about PRA International, please visithttp://www.prainternational.com or call our world headquarters at+1 (919) 786-8200

SOURCE PRA International
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