Octagon Research Solutions, Ranked Among Fastest Growing Companies in North America


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Octagon Research Solutions, Inc. has been ranked number 417 among the fastest growing companies in North America on Deloitte?s 2008 Technology Fast 500.

Octagon Research Solutions, Inc. Ranked Number 417 Fastest Growing Company in North America on Deloitte’s 2008 Technology Fast 500

           (Wayne, Pa. November 14, 2008) — CEO  Chairman Jim Walker <http://www.octagonresearch.com/management-team.html>  of Octagon Research Solutions, Inc. <http://www.octagonresearch.com/> , a pioneer and leading provider of breakthrough software and services to the life sciences industry, today announced that it ranked number 417 on Deloitte’s 2008 Technology Fast 500, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications and life sciences companies in North America. Rankings are based on percentage of fiscal year revenue growth over five years, from 2003–2007. Octagon Research Solutions, Inc. grew 313.54% percent during this period.

Mr. Walker stated, “It is an honor to be recognized as one of the fastest growing technology companies in the United States for the third consecutive year.” “Since Octagon was founded in 1999, we have continuously developed new product and service innovations that address the challenges of emerging industry standards. My leadership team and I have evolved our strategic approach whenever necessary to maintain our momentum and sustain our tremendous growth,” continued Mr. Walker.

"Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 recognizes companies who have achieved extraordinary growth in North America’s most innovative and competitive market sectors,” said Phil Asmundson, Deloitte LLP vice chairman and national managing partner for Technology, Media and Telecommunications. "We congratulate Octagon on this significant accomplishment."

Overall, companies that ranked on the 2008 Technology Fast 500 had growth rates ranging from 242 to 138,762 percent over five years, with an average growth rate of 3,043 percent.

Fast 500 Selection and Qualifying Criteria
The Fast 500 ranks the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications and life sciences companies in North America. It is compiled from Deloitte’s regional North American Fast 50 programs, nominations submitted directly to the Fast 500, and public company database research. Companies are selected based on percentage revenue growth from 2003 to 2007.
Entrants must own proprietary intellectual property or proprietary technology that contributes to a significant portion of the company's operating revenues or devote a significant proportion of revenues to research and development of technology. Using other companies' technology or intellectual property in a unique way does not qualify. Base-year operating revenues must be at least $50,000 USD or $75,000 CD, and current-year operating revenues must be at least $5 million USD or CD. Companies must be in business a minimum of five years, and they must be headquartered within North America.
About Octagon Research Solutions, Inc.
Octagon is a pioneer and leading provider of breakthrough software and services to the life sciences industry. Octagon’s eCTD and CDISC solutions provide the people, process and technology required to optimize drug development from data collection to submission. Our regulatory, clinical, process and software offerings provide a unique combination of deep domain knowledge, cross-functional electronic submission expertise, a holistic process approach, and integrated solutions. Octagon is headquartered in Wayne, PA, with European headquarters in Berkhamsted, UK. Octagon’s EDC Operations are located in Mountain View, CA. For more information please visit www.octagonresearch.com <http://www.octagonresearch.com/> .

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