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United BioSource Corporation and CogState Ltd. Form Strategic Partnership to Support Cognitive Assessment in Clinical Research
Date:8/5/2008

states, "UBC and CogState have demonstrated an unsurpassed commitment to ensuring measurement precision and data quality within clinical research. Our combined offering will provide customers with a comprehensive solution for cognitive testing that addresses both the operational and scientific challenges associated with clinical research. Sponsor companies will be better equipped to select the most appropriate cognitive tests; train, certify and support raters and testers administering the batteries; centrally monitor test data; and interpret test results. Ultimately, companies will be able to improve the timeliness, effectiveness and precision of their trials that include cognitive testing."

Enthusiasm for this new partnership is felt by the scientific leaders at both organizations. "We are excited about offering comprehensive global training and operational services from UBC to our customers and we look forward to supporting UBC customers with our innovative cognitive testing tools. The UBC global project delivery capabilities are unmatched in the pharmaceutical services industry," said CogState Principal Scientist Paul Maruff, PhD.

David Miller, MD, a UBC Practice Leader with a specialty in dementia trials and other neurological disorders, says, "CogState's validated, evidence-based platform for cognitive testing together with UBC's proven training, certification and data monitoring methodology will provide sponsor companies with unparalleled support."

"The growing importance of cognition as a pivotal endpoint in clinical development has increased the need for scalable, evidence-based cognitive testing solutions," stated Professor Peter Snyder, a leading international researcher in Alzheimer's disease, Professor of Clinical Neuroscience at Brown University and scientific consultant to CogState. "By seamlessly integrating science, technology and client service, the combination of UBC and CogState will be able to offer the most complete and in
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