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Perceptive Informatics Survey Results Reveal Biopharmaceutical Industry's View on Most Important eClinical Attributes

BOSTON, March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Perceptive Informatics, a leading eClinical solutions provider and a subsidiary of PAREXEL International Corporation (Nasdaq: PRXL), today announced results of a survey conducted during its recent webinar entitled "Designing and Delivering an eClinical Product Suite." Perceptive polled biopharmaceutical industry professionals across a broad range of clinical, data management and IT functions about their views on the important attributes of an eClinical suite, and the associated value to sites and sponsors.

Survey results revealed that over half (53%) of respondents view integration to be the most important attribute of an eClinical suite. These respondents indicate that the data exchange between applications to prevent duplication of activities and the need for database reconciliation is critical. Another 29% believe that the functionality of an eClinical suite should simplify workflow for various users. A smaller group of respondents (18%) feel that a key attribute of an eClinical suite is the ability to receive consolidated data. These respondents believe that having a single view of performance across multiple applications is important to improving processes and the accuracy of clinical trial data.

According to Bill Byrom, Ph.D., Senior Director, Product Strategy, Perceptive Informatics, "I believe that the biopharmaceutical industry is increasingly recognizing that an eClinical suite can help to improve data quality, streamline workflow and enhance user experience. At Perceptive, we are focused on providing even greater value through our eClinical Suite with regard to ease of use, visibility to data, elimination of redundant data entry and the reduced need for the reconciliation of various databases. We are applying the concept of convergence to our eClinical Suite, which goes beyond what the term "integration" implies. Integration typically requires an additional technical solution to facilitate communication between systems, whereas convergence involves truly interoperable systems that have a greater level of connectedness to facilitate real-time data interchange."

During the webinar, Dr. Byrom and Andy Harrod, Senior Director, Enterprise Architecture at Perceptive Informatics, presented case study examples and approaches for implementing an eClinical suite to enable the most efficient workflow by simplifying the use of multiple technologies and optimizing them for the way users manage clinical trials. The experts discussed how eClinical solutions can be delivered in a scalable manner, as well as the importance of a robust underlying platform and architecture to enable an eClinical suite.

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About Perceptive InformaticsPerceptive Informatics, a leading eClinical solutions provider and subsidiary of PAREXEL, is focused on helping customers to accelerate the product development process through innovation. The Perceptive Informatics industry-leading eClinical product portfolio is built on advanced technology that benefits from extensive medical and clinical expertise as well as a deep understanding of the regulatory environment. The portfolio includes Randomization and Trial Supply Management (RTSM) technologies, Medical Imaging, Clinical Trial Management Systems (CTMS), Electronic Data Capture (EDC), and Electronic Patient-Reported Outcomes (ePRO). For more information about the integrated solutions in Perceptive's eClinical Suite visit

About PAREXEL InternationalPAREXEL International Corporation is a leading global bio/pharmaceutical services organization, providing a broad range of knowledge-based contract research, consulting, and medical communications 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.  Perceptive Informatics, Inc., a subsidiary of PAREXEL, provides advanced technology solutions, including medical imaging, to facilitate the clinical development process.  Headquartered near Boston, Massachusetts, PAREXEL operates in 71 locations throughout 52 countries around the world, and has approximately 10,380 employees. For more information about PAREXEL International visit

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PAREXEL is a registered trademark of PAREXEL International Corporation, and Perceptive Informatics is a trademark of Perceptive Informatics, Inc. All other names or marks may be registered trademarks or trademarks of PAREXEL International Corporation, Perceptive Informatics, Inc. or their respective owners and are hereby acknowledged.ContactsJennifer Baird, Senior Director of Public Relations

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