Premier Research Group plc and Octagon Research Solutions, Inc. Announce Strategic Partnership

Wednesday, April 30, 2008 General News J E 4
PHILADELPHIA, April 29 Premier Research Group plc(AIM: PRG), the international pharmaceutical services group, and OctagonResearch Solutions, Inc., a leader in the electronic transformation ofclinical R&D in the life sciences industry, today announce the formalizationof a partnership agreement to provide a broader solution set.

This new partnership combines Octagon's expertise in electronicsubmissions with Premier Research's extensive clinical expertise across a widearray of therapeutic areas. The partnership enables Premier Research to offerOctagon's electronic submission capabilities as part of its Regulatory Affairsservices and for Octagon to offer Premier's Regulatory development andscientific strategy.

James Ottinger, vice president of Global Consulting and Compliance forPremier Research noted, "Our partnership with Octagon broadens our services byoffering Octagon's proven expertise in the technical aspects of electronicsubmissions while we continue to focus on our core strengths of regulatorystrategy and consulting. We are pleased to be working with an organizationthat also values our deep commitment to being a 'solution provider' for ourclients."

"Premier Research has a solid history of consistent, quality delivery thataligns with our own high standard of operation. We believe that thecollaboration will ultimately provide a strong product for our valuedcustomers," commented Jim Walker, chairman and CEO, Octagon ResearchSolutions, Inc.

About Premier Research

Premier Research is a leading solutions-driven CRO leveraging theircommitment to therapeutic focus and scientific expertise to deliver clinicaltrial services of the highest quality for biopharmaceutical and medical devicecompanies. They are leaders in clinical research for Analgesia, CNS,Infectious Disease, and Oncology and have a wealth of experience in medicaldevice and pediatric research. Premier Research has 29 offices and operates inmore than 30 countries across Europe and North America. They employ a stronginternational network of monitors and project management professionalscombined with regulatory, data management, statistical, scientific and medicalexperts, and staff at a well-established network of dedicated clinical sites.For more information please visit

About Octagon Research Solutions, Inc.

Octagon is a pioneer and leading process-centric solutions provider thatoffers a suite of regulatory, clinical, process, and IT solutions to the lifesciences industry. Octagon synchronizes processes and increases automation toreduce island-to-island inefficiencies within the clinical research anddevelopment process. We leverage the power of electronic submissions throughdeep domain knowledge, cross-functional electronic submission expertise, aholistic process approach, and integrated solutions. Octagon is headquarteredin Wayne, PA, with European headquarters in Berkhamsted, UK. Octagon's EDCOperations are located in Mountain View, CA. For more information please visit

SOURCE Premier Research Group plc


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