PAREXEL Expert to Address Key Aspects of Conducting Clinical Trials in China at 7th Annual Partnerships in Clinical Trials Congress

BOSTON, November 03, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Albert Liou, Corporate Vice President and General Manager, Asia-Pacific Region, at PAREXEL International Corporation , a leading global biopharmaceutical services provider, will present "What Can China Really Deliver in Terms of Cost and Efficiency Savings in Running Clinical Trials?" at the 7th Annual Partnerships in Clinical Trials Congress and Exhibition, to be held November 4 - 7, 2008 at the Estrel Convention Center in Berlin, Germany. PAREXEL is a sponsor of the congress.

During PAREXEL's presentation, taking place on Wednesday, November 5 at 3:25 p.m. CET, Mr. Liou will explore various issues and considerations for conducting clinical research in China, including approaches to identify well-established investigator sites, the extent of improvements in quality and innovation, strategies for overcoming regulatory hurdles, and ways to ensure compliance with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), European Medicines Agency (EMEA), and GxP standards.

With 13 locations throughout the Asia-Pacific region, including offices in Beijing, Hong Kong, and Shanghai, China, PAREXEL has had a long-term commitment to providing a high level of standardization and quality clinical development services in these geographies. PAREXEL helps clients address key challenges in conducting studies in the Asia-Pacific region and globally, including accessing diverse patient populations, navigating regulatory issues, identifying investigators, and ensuring data quality.

For over 25 years, PAREXEL has been a proven and committed partner to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device companies looking to bring innovative new products to market. PAREXEL has extensive experience in providing comprehensive worldwide services to companies of all sizes. With deep expertise and capabilities in consulting, clinical research, eClinical technologies, and medical communications, PAREXEL has helped drive the success of thousands of its clients' development programs, and has assisted clients in getting their products to patients in need. Attendees at the 7th Annual Partnerships in Clinical Trials Congress and Exhibition 2008 can visit with PAREXEL's experts at Booth #324 in the exhibit hall to discuss these capabilities.

For more information about PAREXEL's Clinical Research Services visit: http://www.parexel.com/clinical_research.html

About PAREXEL International

PAREXEL International Corporation is a leading global biopharmaceutical services organization, providing a broad range of knowledge-based contract research, medical communications and consulting services to the worldwide pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries. Committed to providing solutions that expedite time-to-market and peak-market penetration, PAREXEL has developed significant expertise across the development and commercialization continuum, from drug development and regulatory consulting to clinical pharmacology, clinical trials management, medical education and reimbursement. Perceptive Informatics, Inc., a subsidiary of PAREXEL, provides advanced technology solutions, including medical imaging, to facilitate the clinical development process. Headquartered near Boston, Massachusetts, PAREXEL operates in 71 locations throughout 52 countries around the world, and has over 9,180 employees. For more information about PAREXEL International visit http://www.PAREXEL.com.

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    Jennifer Baird                                 Rebecca Passo
    Senior Director of Public Relations            SHIFT Communications
    PAREXEL International                          Tel: +617-681-1817
    Tel: +781-434-4409                             Email: rpasso@shiftcomm.com
    Email: Jennifer.Baird@PAREXEL.com

CONTACT: Jennifer Baird, Senior Director of Public Relations of PAREXELInternational Corporation, +1-781-434-4409, ; orRebecca Passo for PAREXEL International Corporation, +1-617-681-1817, Jennifer.Baird@PAREXEL.com rpasso@shiftcomm.com

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Posted: November 2008

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