Datatrial Opens North American Headquarters in Raleigh, North Carolina


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Datatrial, Ltd, an innovative provider of data management solutions for the clinical research industry, announced further expansion of its global operations with the opening of North American Headquarters in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom -- June 24, 2005 -- Datatrial, Ltd, an innovative provider of data management solutions for the clinical research industry, announced further expansion of its global operations with the opening of North American Headquarters in Raleigh, North Carolina.

This expansion enhances the availability and support of Datatrial's products and services to pharmaceutical, biotechnology and research organizations in North America. Already experiencing long-term success in European and Asian trials, Datatrial's products and services have been equally successful in recent North American trials.

Datatrial's most popular products, nowEDC and nowReport are at the forefront of Datatrial's offering. The proprietary nowEDC system provides an online data collection tool focused on ease of use and efficiency at the investigative site, while providing dynamic functionality to the supporting clinical teams. The wizard-driven, XML reporting software, nowReport, provides customers with continuous access to current trial data for precise decision making and patient safety management. Both systems are fully validated to 21CFR Part 11 specifications, under the control of an industry leading software development life cycle, and are available under an outsourced service model or through the transfer of technology to its customers to brand, configure and manage independently.

Datatrial also provides traditional data management and biostatistical services utilizing Oracle Clinical and SAS tools. In addition, Datatrial offers the Oracle Pharmaceutical Application Suite (Oracle Clinical, TMS and AERS) to customers under a hosted Application Service Provision (ASP) model and is able to tailor system usage and growth expectations for all sized companies, including system transfer when a company has reached critical milestones and stability.

Leading Datatrial's North American operations are Steve Powell, Vice President overseeing sales, marketing and support functions, and Alistair Macdonald, Vice President in charge of US Operations. Both Mr. Powell and Mr. Macdonald have extensive experience developing businesses within the clinical trials and pharmaceutical industry.

Mr. Powell comes to Datatrial with more than 14 years of global data management, business development and system design experience within the pharmaceutical and contract research industry. Mr. Powell was most recently instrumental in the growth and international expansion of DataSpectrum and INC Research, a global contract research organization (CRO). Prior to this he spent 10 years at Quintiles/BRI, in both Europe and the US, heading up multiple business units within data management, e-Business and business development, as well as managing the development of multiple clinical data management and reporting systems.

Mr. Macdonald brings over 13 years of operational management experience in various aspects and organizations within the pharmaceutical development industry to Datatrial. He has led therapeutic and data management divisions for CROs, as well as overseen production and manufacturing teams for major pharmaceutical companies. Mr. Macdonald has also served as a senior pharmaceutical consultant, focusing on project and quality management, IT systems integration and business processes for major pharmaceutical companies in Europe, Asia and the US.

"We have no doubt that the proven track records and extensive experience of Mr. Powell and Mr. Macdonald, combined with Datatrial's advanced product and service offering, will quickly bring the widespread success that Datatrial has experienced in Europe and Asia to North America", states Andrew MacGarvey, VP European Operations, "The addition of the North American office establishes Datatrial's position as a key Global EDC and data services provider in the clinical trials industry."

About Datatrial
Datatrial provides solutions to the clinical research community, through its electronic data capture (EDC) products, nowEDC and nowReport, as well as traditional data management and biostatistical services. Datatrial also offers a suite of consultancy and training services, collectively called How, to provide high level support and comprehensive training to its partners and customers. Built with the understanding that every trial and company has unique requirements, Datatrial offers clients complete flexibility in data collection methodology, system and integration options. Using an open technology design, data from a variety of sources is incorporated into their web-enabled products, allowing access and transfers according to industry standards and client specific formats. Datatrial has offices in Europe, Asia and North America. For more information visit

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