Premier Research Names Bernard Sweeney as Executive Director, Medical Devices

Wednesday, October 21, 2009 General News
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PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 20 Premier Research Group Limited, the international pharmaceutical and medical device services company, announces the appointment of Bernard Sweeney as Executive Director, Medical Devices. In this position, Mr. Sweeney will play a leading role in the operations, strategic planning, and corporate development of Premier Research's growing portfolio of medical device business. He will be based in Premier Research's Swiss office.

Mr. Sweeney has more than 20 years experience in medical device research and development, during which time he has supervised clinical trials leading to the market approval of more than 20 new products. He joins us from the British Standards Institute (BSi) where he had been the Director of Healthcare responsible for providing global regulatory approvals leading to market access for medical device companies across the world. Prior to his time at BSi, Mr. Sweeney held positions at both government agencies and medical devices manufacturers including Medilink East Midlands and Femcare Nikomed Group.

"Mr. Sweeney is an exceptional addition to our team," said Chris Nowell, Vice President, International Clinical Trial Management. "As we continue to expand our presence within the medical device market, Mr. Sweeney's substantial clinical and management expertise will be beneficial in continuing to establish Premier Research as the industry leader."

About Premier Research

Premier Research is a leading global solutions-driven CRO committed to therapeutic focus and operational expertise to deliver clinical trial services of the highest quality for biopharmaceutical and medical device companies. They are leaders in clinical research for analgesia, neuroscience, oncology, and infectious disease and have a wealth of experience in medical device and pediatric research.

Premier Research has 30 offices and operates in more than 30 countries across North America and Europe employing more 1,200 clinical professionals dedicated first and foremost to fulfilling each client's requirements in a timely, accurate, and cost-effective manner. This includes a strong international network of monitors and project management professionals combined with regulatory, data management, statistical, scientific and medical experts, and staff at our well-established network of dedicated clinical sites.

www.premier-research.com

SOURCE Premier Research Group Limited


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