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2008 MDS Pharma Services News Releases


December 11, 2008 - MDS Pharma Services today announced the achievement of a significant milestone with the completion of 100 clinical studies for Daiichi Sankyo Pharma Development, a division of Japanese pharmaceutical company Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.

October 28, 2008 - MDS Pharma Services took a novel approach to recruit Americans with Alzheimer’s disease for The Kioku Study™, a phase IIa study for a drug being developed by Japan’s Toyama Chemical Company Co., Ltd. to treat the brain disorder.

October 24, 2008 - MDS Pharma Services, last night won two awards for superior clinical-trial management at the Good Clinical Practice Journal (GCPj) Awards event in London.

October 16, 2008 - MDS Pharma Services today announced it has moved its Singapore Global Central Lab operation to a new, larger facility, enabling the contract research organization to better meet the current and emerging needs of its clients in the Asia-Pacific region.

September 29, 2008 - MDS Pharma Services has launched an online catalog of its drugdiscovery services to allow clients to manage their discovery activities more efficiently and cost effectively.

September 18, 2008 - MDS Pharma Services will present a free, 90-minute interactive Webinar entitled First-In-Human Studies – Science-Driven Strategies on Thursday, October 23, 2008, at 11 a.m. EDT.

August 28, 2008 - MDS Pharma Services has hired Ross Tonkens, MD, to provide medical oversight for its Phase IIa clinical research activities and to direct the medical and clinical activities of its Development & Regulatory Services line of business.

July 10, 2008 - MDS Pharma Services establishes an office in Tokyo, Japan

July 07, 2008 - MDS Pharma Services has launched the next generation of its proprietary ClinQuick(R) electronic system for Phase I study set-up, data capture, project tracking and personnel credential management.

July 01, 2008 - MDS Pharma Services recognized Kuo-Hsin Chen as its latest On-Time Hero during a special client event for attendees of the Drug Information Association (DIA) meeting in Boston. Nearly 150 clients have registered for the invitation-only event at which Mr. Chen, the leader of the MDS Pharma Services molecular profiling group in Taiwan, was honored for delivering an industry-leading 98 per cent of client reports on time. He is the sixth On-Time Hero named since MDS Pharma Services unveiled its “Quality. On Time.TM” brand promise late last year.

June 26, 2008 - MDS Pharma Services as hired Dr. Lori McDonald as Vice President, Quality & Compliance. Dr. McDonald will lead MDS Pharma Services' ongoing program to build and manage quality and regulatory compliance systems across its global business platforms.

June 23, 2008 - MDS Pharma Services has named international biomarkers thought leader Dr. Patrice Hugo to the position of Vice-President of Scientific Affairs for its global central lab network.

June 16, 2008 - MDS Pharma Services has adopted the SAS(TM) Drug Development tool to provide a centralized, integrated system for managing, analyzing, reporting and reviewing clinical research data.

June 2, 2008 - MDS Pharma Services now offers its bioanalysis clients the benefits of electrochemiluminescent assay (ECLA) testing, with the recent installation and validation of two state-of-the-art instruments at its laboratory in Montreal.

May 20, 2008 - MDS Pharma Services has named two experienced medical professionals to lead its late stage clinical trial management activities related to respiratory ailments and metabolic disorders. Dr. Bernard Tisserand and Dr. Jonny L. Salyer have been named Executive Medical Directors for Respiratory Disorders and Metabolic Disorders, respectively. These therapeutic areas represent serious global public health concerns and are key areas of focus for MDS Pharma Services' customers.

April 1, 2008 - MDS Pharma Services has hired Teresa F. Winslow as Senior Vice President -- Global Business Development and James Miskel as Vice President -- Strategy and Corporate Development. To improve the business' growth profile, Ms. Winslow will direct global business development efforts and Mr. Miskel will focus on strategic partnerships.

January 28, 2008 - MDS Pharma Services has established an office in Sao Paulo, Brazil, to provide expanded capabilities in global clinical trial management

January 25, 2008 - MDS Pharma Services has expanded its presence in the Phoenix area with a new 300-bed Phase I facility in nearby Tempe, Arizona.

January 22, 2008 - MDS Pharma Services announced today the launch of its proprietary Apollo study management system developed for its Global Central Lab business

January 01, 2008 - MDS Reports Fourth Quarter 2007 Results












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