From the Publisher

May 3, 2006

Applied Clinical Trials

A welcome letter from ACT's Publisher Wayne Blow

Dear Colleague,

Welcome to the Applied Clinical Trials' Directory & Buyers' Guide for 2006. Enclosed within these pages is a comprehensive list of key leaders and resources in the clinical trials industry. We know you will find a great deal of information to facilitate your search for suppliers and outsourcers of Clinical Packaging, Consulting, CROs, Contract Research Services, Information Technology, IRBs, Laboratories and Laboratory Supplies, Subject Recruitment, and Training and Education within the industry.

Wayne K. Blow

The clinical trials community is continually growing, and it is important to keep up with the changing environment. The purpose of this directory and buyers' guide is to keep you abreast of the changes taking place, whether they are in clinical trials monitoring, specialty labs, EDC suppliers, software developers or training and education. Clinical trials require strategic partners and outsourcers who will provide solutions to challenges, and they can be easily accessed within these pages.

Whether you are looking for a particular company or researching CROs, you will find what you need quickly in the ACT Directory & Buyers' Guide. While clinical trials colleagues communicate with you via the Internet, direct mail or at workshops and conferences, this single-source, desktop print directory will have distinct advantages. The directory is set up with a comprehensive category list and an alphabetized index. The directory also includes a section on professional societies and associations and a calendar of clinical trials events.

I hope our ACT 2006 Directory & Buyers' Guide proves to be an essential part of your desktop reference tools.

Best regards,

Wayne K. Blow

Publisher, Applied Clinical Trials

wblow@advanstar.com