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Profil Institute Teams Up With American Diabetes Association to 'Step Out' Against Diabetes

SAN DIEGO, July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Profil™ Institute for Clinical Research, Inc., a company specializing in early phase clinical trials for diabetes and obesity, announced today that Dr. Marcus Hompesch, the company's President and CEO, will serve as San Diego's 2010 Corporate Chairman for Step Out: Walk to Fight Diabetes, the American Diabetes Association's (ADA) largest fund-raising event.

Dr. Hompesch will help host the annual corporate community kick-off breakfast today at The University Club Atop Symphony Towers, where community and business leaders are invited to learn more about supporting the Step Out: Walk to Fight Diabetes in San Diego through corporate donations or by forming a team of walkers for the event.

The ADA's Step Out: Walk to Fight Diabetes raises about $20 million annually on a national level with more than 150 walks taking place in over 100 U.S. markets.  Step Out: Walk to Fight Diabetes in San Diego will take place Sunday, October 24 at De Anza Cove on Mission Bay.

"The event itself is truly inspirational when witnessing so many people and businesses unite together for a cause as vitally important as preventing this disease and raising funds for a cure," said Dr. Hompesch.  "For that reason, Profil Institute is proud to be teaming up with the ADA in the fight against diabetes and for its Step Out: Walk to Fight Diabetes fund-raising event in San Diego."  

About Profil™ Institute for Clinical Research, Inc.

Profil is a privately held institute providing high quality early phase clinical research services in diabetes and obesity. To date, the company has been involved with almost every clinically promising drug and device development in diabetes and in more than 120 clinical studies since its inception in 2004. Profil uses its expertise to guide the developmental planning, design and actual performance of early phase clinical studies that help in the determination of whether a new compound should be carried forward into the later phases of clinical development. The company's key scientists hail from academic centers including the WHO Collaborating Center of Diabetes at the Heinrich-Heine University of Düsseldorf, Columbia University, University of Michigan and Harvard University.

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About American Diabetes Association

The ADA is the nation's leading non-profit charity providing diabetes research, information and advocacy.  Each year, hundreds of thousands of people participate in ADA fund-raising events across the country to increase awareness and raise millions of dollars in the fight against this disease. Founded in 1940, the Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes.

For more information about corporate support or registering a team for San Diego's Step Out: Walk to Fight Diabetes, please contact Janell McCrensky, or 619.234.9897 x 7433.

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