RALEIGH, N.C., May 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PRA International, a leading Clinical Research Organization, announces our recent acquisition of Kinship Technologies, a Chennai, India-based software developer and services company. PRA will obtain Kinship's industry changing system, EXACT, and is integrating the Kinship team to accelerate the development of technology solutions that will enhance PRA's service delivery and reshape how the industry manages trials and delivers trial data.
"The process of how data is converted and analyzed in our industry has remained unchanged for over 20 years; with the increasing prevalence of CDISC standards, we felt the need to significantly change the process to create a more efficient delivery model and provide our customers more validation and visibility into our work," said Steve Powell, PRA's Senior VP of Clinical Informatics & Late Phase Services. "When we found Kinship Technologies and implemented the EXACT system, we knew we had discovered a game changer."
Kinship's flagship product, EXACT, is a revolutionary system that allows users to quickly construct reusable programs for data extraction, data transformation, statistical reporting and electronic publishing in a visual environment with limited code writing. PRA will use the EXACT system to simplify and automate the production of multiple CDISC standards as well as tables, figures, and listings (TFLs) in reports.
"The EXACT system allows programmers and biostatisticians to spend more time delivering higher value services to our clients instead of spending time writing and validating programs that only extract, transform, or layout clinical data," said Jason Packwood, Vice President of PRA's Business Solutions group, which directs our systems management and process improvement projects. "Through its powerful global metadata repository, the Kinship product allows users to quickly produce SDTM and ADaM datasets, DEFINE.XML documents, and TFLs."'/>"/>
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