PPD Opens a Global Central Lab in Singapore

Wilmington, NC-September 15, 2009

PPD, Inc. has opened its global central lab facility in Singapore.

The laboratory instrumentation and standards in Singapore are identical to platforms located at PPD's global central labs in Brussels, Belgium; Highland Heights, Ky.; and Beijing, China. Assays are extensively cross validated among all PPD locations to produce combinable data. The Singapore lab interfaces directly with ConneXion, the company's proprietary single global database. Clients can view and analyze laboratory results from all lab locations using PPD Clicks˙, a secure Web site launched last year.

PPD also has an office in Singapore where for more than 10 years it has provided a range of clinical development services, including clinical trial management and monitoring, patient recruitment, site identification and regulatory affairs.