Spaulding Clinical Announces New Joint Partnership for Global Clinical Studies with Eurofins Optimed Clinical Research

West Bend, WI - August 8, 2011 - Eurofins Optimed Clinical Research, an experienced European clinical research service provider and Spaulding Clinical Research, LLC., US-based, leading-edge Clinical Pharmacology, Cardiac Core Lab, and Medical Device Manufacturer, announce a joint partnership agreement. This partnership leverages the strengths of both companies and facilitates collaboration on integrated clinical services to engage pharmaceutical clients who demand a global footprint.

Both companies disclosed that a primary driver of this relationship was finding a high-quality partner that would meet their standards for study conduct and participant safety, with metrics to back up their claims. "The culture of excellence and research facilities designed to execute high-quality studies was very impressive to our team. We felt immediately comfortable with the Optimed clinical team and witnessed their efficient execution of studies," states Daniel Selness, General Manager and Senior Vice President of Operations. "We were very impressed that Spaulding achieved ISO certification, which is not common among US clinical research facilities. Their innovative systems approach with Electronic Data Capture is something that we have been looking to implement, so the partnership will allow us to consider how to collaborate more closely as these systems are put in place," states Yves Donazzolo, MD, CEO and President of Optimed.

Eurofins Optimed and Spaulding Clinical offer a full range of global services to Pharmaceutical industry and Biotechnology companies from study design through study execution/conduct, data management, statistical analysis, and medical writing. Both companies excel in TQT, first-in-human, multiple rising dose, bioavailability/bioequivalence, drug interaction, food effect studies and Proof-Of-Concept studies in patients.

Eurofins Optimed (www.optimed.fr), founded in 1990, is located in France and provides services in clinical research, from phase I to phase II-IV clinical trials and surveys. Eurofins Optimed operates 100 beds in two clinical pharmacology units, in Grenoble and Lyon. Studies in healthy volunteers or ambulatory patients are conducted in the units while patient trials are set up and performed in various European centers. As a member of the Eurofins Group, the company offers a complete and customized range of services in drug development, in an international environment.

Spaulding Clinical Research, LLC (www.spauldingclinical.com) provides Clinical Pharmacology, Cardiac Core Lab clinical research services and is a medical device manufacturer. Spaulding Clinical operates a 105-bed clinical pharmacology unit with 96-beds of Mortara telemetry in West Bend, Wisconsin. The facility is paperless with a phase I Electronic Data Capture system and bi-directional interfaces to safety lab, bedside devices and telemetry. As a Phase I-IV Core ECG Laboratory provider, Spaulding offers the complete suite of equipment provisioning and electrocardiogram over-reading services with state-of-the-art technologies, including the proprietary Spaulding iQ Electrocardiograph, and expertly trained cardiologists and project managers.

For further information related to this exciting partnership or any of our services, please feel free to contact either Spaulding Clinical at 262.334.6020 or Eurofins Optimed at +33.438.37.27.46.

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