ProTrials Founders Named Silicon Valley 2009 Women of Influence


Company News Release

Mountain View, Calif. – April 8, 2009 –

ProTrials Research

, Inc.TM, a leader in the clinical research organization industry, today announced that co-founders Jodi Andrews and Inger Arum have both been honored by the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal as Women of Influence in 2009. The Business Journal award honors 100 of Silicon Valley's most influential businesswomen, as nominated by their community and selected by a panel of judges. Andrews and Arum won the award based on growing ProTrials into one of the leading CROs in the Silicon Valley.

“The women listed exemplify many of the attributes that make Silicon Valley a global leader in business, philanthropy and public policy,” said Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal publisher James MacGregor. “The experience and skills these women demonstrate have helped to innovate and shepherd the valley to success.”

Founded in 1996 by Andrews and Arum, ProTrials has grown into a multi-million dollar establishment with a staff of more than 100 full and part-time employees. Under their leadership, the company was the first CRO in North America to manage Phase III HIV vaccine trials and continues its work in innovative research such as cardiovascular and central nervous system, infectious diseases and oncology, and transplants and vaccines.

“Recognition by this esteemed panel of judges reinforces just how important and influential ProTrials has become in the Silicon Valley life-sciences landscape and beyond,” said Andrews.

“We are honored by this award which shows that through innovation and providing unrivaled service to its customers, ProTrials has become one of the more respected and successful companies to conduct clinical trials,” said Arum.

About ProTrials Research, Inc.

Founded in 1996, ProTrials Research, Inc. is a specialized contract research organization (CRO) with regional clinical research associates and project managers based throughout North America, Canada, and Europe.  The company works with clients in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries, providing cost-effective site monitoring, project management and associated clinical operations services.  ProTrials is headquartered in Mountain View, California. For more information, visit

or call (650) 864-9180.

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