Leading UK-Based Pharmaceutical Company Selects Cardiocore as Preferred Provider

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Cardiocore, a premier centralized cardiac testing lab, announced today that it has been selected as a preferred provider by a top UK-based specialty pharmaceutical company. Before choosing Cardiocore as one of its two preferred providers, this multinational drug developer conducted a four-month selection process comparing the world's leading core labs. Key selection criteria included scientific expertise, data management capabilities, global service quality and financial stability.

In 2008, this sponsor contracted Cardiocore to provide nearly $2.5 million in cardiac safety services including a Phase III-B global trial, a Phase IV post marketing study and a Thorough QT trial with intravenous dose administration. As part of the Thorough QT data analysis, Cardiocore applied the technically advanced "Holter Bin" methodology to help the sponsor eliminate the potentially misleading effects of subjects' natural heart rate variability on their QTc interval results.

Cardiocore is delivering ongoing cardiac safety services for this client's European project teams based in England and their North American project teams based in Pennsylvania. Over the next three years, the sponsor intends to outsource additional cardiac testing projects including Thorough QT and global late stage studies.

Providing value-added support for the customer's pediatric research programs, Cardiocore has deployed its team of board certified pediatric cardiologists. Since there are vital differences between child and adult ECG interpretation, the specialization of board certified pediatric cardiologists represent best-in-class expertise for clinical studies within childhood populations.

"We are delighted to earn this preferred provider award," said Cardiocore CEO, Jennifer Cotteleer. She added, "In addition to ECG, Holter and ECHO analyses and global logistical support, Cardiocore is pleased to provide our partner with value-adding scientific consulting and data management services. We look forward to a long and successful relationship."

About Cardiocore: Cardiocore has provided superior centralized cardiac testing services to the pharmaceutical industry for 15 years. Services include centralized electrocardiographic (ECG) analysis, Holter monitoring, echocardiography, statistical analysis and consulting services such as protocol design. The company is experienced in both the design and the implementation of cardiac safety and efficacy testing in Phase I-IV and Thorough QT clinical trials. These services are supported by the company's CardioCorrect® system featuring the proprietary HolterGatewayâ„¢ and CardioPortalâ„¢. Cardiocore's U.S. headquarters is located in Bethesda, Maryland, its West Coast office is located in San Francisco, California, and its European subsidiary, Cardiocore Limited, is located in London, England. http://www.cardiocore.com


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