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Agility Clinical Partners with PSR Orphan Drug Experts
Date:3/5/2013

CARLSBAD, Calif., March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Agility Clinical, Inc., a specialty consulting and clinical research organization, has partnered with PSR Orphan Experts, a European orphan drug specialty consulting and clinical research company, based in the Netherlands, a move that will provide clients with access to orphan drug development expertise and services on both sides of the Atlantic. The term "orphan drug" refers to pharmaceutical products developed specifically to treat rare diseases. A rare disease is one that affects fewer than 200,000 Americans or less than one in 2,000 Europeans.

Carlsbad-based Agility Clinical and Netherlands-based PSR specialize in orphan drug development, helping pre-clinical and clinical stage companies, by providing strategic and operational consulting support, in addition to traditional CRO services. Both firms specialize in developing complex clinical development programs that require innovative regulatory and clinical development approaches.

"We're excited to mutually benefit from the collaboration and expertise of the two firms, and see a growing need in this important area," says Ellen Morgan , Agility CEO and 30-year industry veteran. "With few CROs focused on rare diseases, partnering with another like company to share knowledge and experiences strengthens our services to clients, and our reach." Prior to joining Agility, Morgan co-founded and was CEO and chairman of a California-based CRO that grew to over 300 employees and provided clinical services to hundreds of companies during her tenure.

"Given the current challenges in orphan drug development, it is of crucial importance to provide innovative & solid infrastructure and expert services," says Roger Legtenberg, CEO of PSR Orphan Experts. "By further strengt
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