Premier Research Group plc and Octagon Research Solutions, Inc. Announce Strategic Partnership

PHILADELPHIA, April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Premier Research Group plc (AIM: PRG), the international pharmaceutical services group, and Octagon Research Solutions, Inc., a leader in the electronic transformation of clinical R&D in the life sciences industry, today announce the formalization of a partnership agreement to provide a broader solution set.

This new partnership combines Octagon's expertise in electronic submissions with Premier Research's extensive clinical expertise across a wide array of therapeutic areas. The partnership enables Premier Research to offer Octagon's electronic submission capabilities as part of its Regulatory Affairs services and for Octagon to offer Premier's Regulatory development and scientific strategy.

James Ottinger, vice president of Global Consulting and Compliance for Premier Research noted, "Our partnership with Octagon broadens our services by offering Octagon's proven expertise in the technical aspects of electronic submissions while we continue to focus on our core strengths of regulatory strategy and consulting. We are pleased to be working with an organization that also values our deep commitment to being a 'solution provider' for our clients."

"Premier Research has a solid history of consistent, quality delivery that aligns with our own high standard of operation. We believe that the collaboration will ultimately provide a strong product for our valued customers," commented Jim Walker, chairman and CEO, Octagon Research Solutions, Inc.

About Premier Research

Premier Research is a leading solutions-driven CRO leveraging their commitment to therapeutic focus and scientific expertise to deliver clinical trial services of the highest quality for biopharmaceutical and medical device companies. They are leaders in clinical research for Analgesia, CNS, Infectious Disease, and Oncology and have a wealth of experience in medical device and pediatric research. Premier Research has 29 offices and operates in more than 30 countries across Europe and North America. They employ a strong international network of monitors and project management professionals combined with regulatory, data management, statistical, scientific and medical experts, and staff at a well-established network of dedicated clinical sites. For more information please visit http://www.premier-research.com.

About Octagon Research Solutions, Inc.

Octagon is a pioneer and leading process-centric solutions provider that offers a suite of regulatory, clinical, process, and IT solutions to the life sciences industry. Octagon synchronizes processes and increases automation to reduce island-to-island inefficiencies within the clinical research and development process. We leverage the power of electronic submissions through deep domain knowledge, cross-functional electronic submission expertise, a holistic process approach, and integrated solutions. Octagon is headquartered in Wayne, PA, with European headquarters in Berkhamsted, UK. Octagon's EDC Operations are located in Mountain View, CA. For more information please visit http://www.octagonresearch.com.

SOURCE Premier Research Group plc

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