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ePharmaSolutions To Acquire Global Patient Recruitment Firm Polaris BioPharma
Date:6/20/2012

CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., June 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ePharmaSolutions announces the acquisition of Polaris BioPharma Consulting, a leading global patient recruitment and retention firm headquartered in Slough, UK.

ePharmaSolutions, a leading clinical services and technology solutions provider has acquired Polaris BioPharma Consulting to meet client demand for more "in-country" site feasibility and patient recruitment support on global clinical studies. This acquisition increases ePharmaSolutions' global bandwidth while expanding its core workforce with a team of experienced patient recruitment specialists in every major continent who can implement global projects at the local level.

"We have worked closely with Polaris over the last ten years on some very complex projects, and they have always delivered," stated Lance Converse, ePharmaSolutions' Founder and CEO.   "They have a wealth of knowledge of the regulatory, clinical and cultural landscape, from a local perspective, and have connections with varied regional referral sources to expedite study enrollment. This addition is integral to the company's continued growth."

Polaris Biopharma was founded in 1999 as a boutique patient recruitment and retention firm supporting global pharmaceutical companies.  Over the last 13 years, Polaris has grown to 20 local recruitment specialists in every continent providing in-country support on global recruitment campaigns.

"We are proud to be a part of ePharmaSolutions and committed to our collective mission to improve and accelerate clinical trials through empirical expertise in patient recruitment, compliance and retention," stated Sanjiv Kanwar, Polaris Biopharma's Managing Director.   "We can now fully leverage the data-driven technology assets ePharmaSolutions has developed with Polaris' global experience and regionally based recruitment specialists to provide Sponsors with high-impact, results-driven site feasibility and patient recruitment campaigns."

ePharmaSolutions and Polaris will be attending the Annual DIA Meeting in Philadelphia June 25th – 28th 2012 at booth 1427.

About ePharmaSolutions
ePharmaSolutions is a leading provider of technology-based clinical services that helps improve the way sites are selected, trained, activated and managed to exceed enrollment goals.  ePharmaSolutions won the 2009 Bio-IT World Award for best clinical trial technology and has activated and trained more than 260,000 clinical researchers in 120 countries for the top 20 pharmaceutical companies in the world.  ePharmaSolutions is headquartered in Philadelphia with offices in Slough, UK. For more information, visit www.epharmasolutions.com or email info@epharmasolutions.com

About Polaris Biopharma Consulting
Polaris Biopharma Consulting is a boutique patient recruitment and retention firm with over 20 regionally based recruitment specialists spanning each continent.   Polaris has helped large and mid-sized pharmaceutical companies and CROs develop and deploy hundreds of global feasibility, trial optimisation and patient recruitment programs in every major therapeutic area.  Polaris is headquartered in Slough, UK.   For more information visit www.polarisbpc.com or email info@polarisbpc.com


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