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Mathew to Lead PPD Drug Development Operations and Expansion in India
Date:12/12/2007

Company announces second office in Mumbai

WILMINGTON, N.C., Dec. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- PPD, Inc. (Nasdaq: PPDI) today announced the appointment of Philip Mathew, M.D., as director of strategic development, to lead the company's Phase II-IV operations and expansion in India.

Dr. Mathew will provide strategic leadership for PPD's drug development business on the Indian subcontinent, including clinical project management and patient recruitment for key therapeutic areas. He will also be responsible for identifying and helping to develop new clinical sites and business opportunities as well as liaising with local and national government departments.

"A native of India, Dr. Mathew brings extensive clinical trials experience and in-depth knowledge of the healthcare industry in this country," said Simon Britton, vice president of clinical operations for PPD in Asia. "His leadership will enable us to strengthen our presence in this important global clinical research market as we continue to meet the growing needs of our clients. We are pleased to welcome him to PPD."

The company also announced it is opening a second Mumbai office, where Dr. Mathew will be based. The office, located at the Dynasty facility in the Mumbai business district, expands the company's global footprint for providing clinical services.

Prior to joining PPD, Dr. Mathew was associate medical director at Covance Inc. He had previously served as principal investigator with MDS Pharma Services; attending physician with the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital; instructor of medicine with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey; staff physician with the Clinical Research Center of the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey; and consultant physician with the Church of South India Mission Hospital.

Dr. Mathew attended St. Joseph's College at Calicut University in Kerala, In
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