-- Company broadens portfolio of regulatory information management solutions to enhance client value
BOSTON, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PAREXEL International Corporation (NASDAQ: PRXL), a leading global biopharmaceutical services provider, today announced the launch of a new service line designed to provide a focused, market-driven approach to regulatory outsourcing services in the life sciences industry, with a primary emphasis on post-approval regulatory activities.
Through PAREXEL Regulatory Outsourcing Services, the Company will customize these services for clients based upon their unique needs and business challenges by combining expertise, operational approaches and technology. The service line will reside within the PAREXEL Consulting business segment.
"With the ever-changing regulatory environment, pharmaceutical companies face new challenges that need to be addressed with efficiency and cost in mind," said Mark A. Goldberg, M.D., President and Chief Operating Officer, PAREXEL. "PAREXEL is uniquely positioned to provide this new service offering, given our regulatory expertise, global operational capabilities and information management technology. Clients will now be able to outsource significant portions of their regulatory activities to a trusted partner in a cost-effective manner."
"Regulatory outsourcing is growing increasingly important in the market as more and more companies rely on outsourcing to help them with the complex task of managing their regulatory needs, especially the regulatory maintenance of their marketed products," said Rick Riegel, Corporate Vice President and new head of the PAREXEL Regulatory Outsourcing Services line. "This service offering provides a unique solution that addresses new pressures felt by our clients, allowing them to become more efficient in the area of regulatory operations and affairs."
The launch of PAREXEL Regulatory Outsourcing Services broadens PAREXEL's portfolio of regulatory information management solutions. In 2012, PAREXEL's acquisition of LIQUENT, Inc. strengthened its regulatory capabilities by adding a robust information technology platform, LIQUENT InSight®.
About PAREXEL International
PAREXEL International Corporation is a leading global biopharmaceutical services organization, providing a broad range of knowledge-based contract research, consulting, medical communications, and technology solutions and services to the worldwide pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries. Committed to providing solutions that expedite time-to-market and peak-market penetration, PAREXEL has developed significant expertise across the development and commercialization continuum, from drug development and regulatory consulting to clinical pharmacology, clinical trials management, medical education and reimbursement. PAREXEL Informatics, Inc., a subsidiary of PAREXEL, provides advanced technology solutions to facilitate the clinical development process. Headquartered near Boston, Massachusetts, PAREXEL operates in 76 locations in 50 countries around the world, and has 15,100 employees. For more information about PAREXEL International, visit www.PAREXEL.com.
PAREXEL, PAREXEL Informatics, LIQUENT, and HERON are registered trademarks of PAREXEL International Corporation or its affiliates.
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Diana Martin, Vice President, Corporate Communications
SOURCE PAREXEL International Corporation