United BioSource Acquires Abt Bio-Pharma Solutions

May 3, 2010

Company News Release

United BioSource Corporation (UBC)

announced the acquisition of

Abt Bio-Pharma Solutions, Inc.

(ABS), a Boston, Massachusetts-based provider of health economics and outcomes research, registries and observational studies, and market access solutions to the biopharmaceutical, medical device, and diagnostics industries.

The acquisition of ABS is part of UBC’s ongoing strategy to build a “best in class” portfolio of scientific and medical affairs solutions to support biopharmaceutical and medical technology companies.  With this acquisition UBC further expands its team of senior experts in comparative effectiveness and comparative value; increases its registry and observational study practices; and reinforces its commercial strategy and market access capabilities.

“UBC is an ideal home for ABS,” said Abt Associates Chief Executive Officer Kathleen Flanagan. “We are gratified to see our colleagues join an organization that shares our values.  At UBC, there will be new resources and increased reach that translates into new opportunities for our clients to support the development and commercialization of their products.”

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