ICON Launches New Analytics Service for Advanced Medical Review of Laboratory Data

CONIK Labs allows visualisation, analysis and reporting on laboratory data in real time

Dublin, Ireland, 13 November, 2013 – ICON plc, (NASDAQ: ICLR) a global provider of outsourced development services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries, today announced ICONIK Labs, the latest service to leverage its ICONIK technology platform

ICONIK Labs is an interactive analytics tool that allows Clinical and Medical team members to visualise, analyse and report on large volumes of laboratory data in real time. Using ICONIK Labs' advanced visualisation capabilities, project teams can interact with data and view trends at any level of detail, including patient, site, study or across an entire program through a series of dynamic filters. ICONIK Labs enhances a study's quality by instantly identifying sites with an unusual number of lab values outside the normal range and can also improve patient safety by providing Hy's Law analysis which assists with the detection of subjects at risk of Drug Induced Liver Injury (DILI).

Commenting on the new service, Dr. Steve Cutler, Group President, ICON Clinical Research Services, said: "ICONIK Labs has transformed how study teams review and analyse laboratory data and has enabled a fresh approach to combining lab parameters to review study trends. It enables study teams to quickly uncover actionable insights that support earlier, more informed decision-making and more efficient trial management."

ICONIK Labs is the latest service to leverage the ICONIK technology platform and follows ICON's recent announcement ofICONIK Monitoring and ICONIK Patient Safety. ICONIK Monitoring is a new service that improves quality and reduces the costs of clinical development through more effective use of monitoring resources. ICONIK Patient Safety enables real-time analysis of aggregated patient safety data, giving study teams the ability to uncover potential medical issues in real-time. 

The statements made in this press release may contain forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. A description of risks and uncertainties relating to ICON and its business can be found in Forms 20-F for the fiscal year ended December 31st 2012 and in the other forms filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, including the F-1, S-8 and F-3. ICON disclaims any intent or obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

About ICON plc 

ICON plc is a global provider of outsourced development services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries. The Company specialises in the strategic development, management and analysis of programs that support clinical development - from compound selection to Phase I-IV clinical studies. ICON currently has approximately 10,300 employees, operating from 77 locations in 38 countries.