PRA International Expands Its German Footprint

Monday, June 23, 2008 General News J E 4
RALEIGH, N.C., June 23 PRA International, a leadingClinical Research Organization, has announced the relocation of its existingBerlin facilities into a larger, more central structure with triple the floorspace and larger conference and meeting room areas. The move will accommodatePRA's increasing need for headcount within Germany, along with new personnelnow employed following last year's acquisition of Pharmacon.

This new location will accommodate increased staff from PRA's early phaseservices (from the Pharmacon acquisition of late 2007) and support for PRA'sfull range of clinical development services. It extends PRA's German presencebeyond that of the existing, long-established office in Mannheim, home to morethan 150 employees. From Mannheim, PRA provides project management,comprehensive clinical monitoring, biometrics, pharmacovigilance andlate-phase services.

PRA's Central and Eastern European Early Development Services business,headquartered in Berlin and with operational sites in Poland, Hungary and theCzech and Slovak Republics, provide a unique dimension to PRA's clientoffering. Specifically, they combine PRA's Phase I virtual model for earlyphase patient studies with PRA's Early Development Services (EDS) in theNetherlands and United States. With the success of this virtual model, and theconstant need for clinical operations staff within PRA's Product Registrationgroup in Germany, this office move will further enhance PRA's ability todeliver clinical service excellence.

"The demand for Phase I patient studies is growing exceptionally fast,"says John Horkulak, Vice President of EDS Central and Eastern Europe. "Ourvirtual Phase I model in Central Europe is increasingly recognized in theindustry as the ideal answer to this need. The expanded offices in Berlin,from where we coordinate our trials in Central Europe, are designed to supportthis fast growing business."

About PRA International

PRA International is a leading global clinical development organizationthat provides comprehensive Phase I-IV clinical development services andoperates in more than 68 countries across six continents, with over 3,600employees. PRA is committed to reliable service delivery, program-leveltherapeutic expertise, global access to knowledge, with an involved seniormanagement.

To learn more about PRA International, please visit or call our World Headquarters at+1 (919) 786-8200.

SOURCE PRA International


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