Excel Life Sciences President and Chief Medical Officer Recognized by Industry Peers as Most Inspiring

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Dr. Vijai Kumar was recently recognized by drug development industry professionals as one of the most inspiring leaders, as part of a special issue of PharmaVoice Magazine.

Excel Life Sciences (ELS), a U.S.-based India operating provider of comprehensive trial management services, is proud to announce that company President and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Vijai Kumar was recently recognized by an audience of his peers as a most inspiring leader in the drug development and life sciences industry. Dr. Kumar’s long time passion, dedication and contributions to clinical research were highlighted in a special profile within the PharmaVoice Magazine special issue - "100 of the Most Inspiring People." He was featured in a dedicated profile within the magazine in a section titled “The Clinical Specialists.”

The article titled “Clinical Pioneer” appears on page 121 and describes Dr. Kumar’s numerous contributions and accomplishments over his 35+ year career in the drug development industry. Specifically, the article highlights his extensive work in establishing India as a credible, effective and attractive destination for the conduct of global clinical trials. It discusses Dr. Kumar’s role in drafting some of India’s most important and long standing regulatory guidelines related to the conduct of global studies, his efforts in attractive global sponsors to India for clinical research, his dedication to shaping the industries future through education, lectures, articles and presentations and his track record of starting and running the first site management company in India.

“Vijai's commitment to quality, ethics and performance, and his passion for improving the clinical research industry sets the tone for our entire organization. Our clients and partners hear those qualities echo not only in his direct interactions with them, but through everyone on our team. We are not surprised to see Vijai recognized for his accomplishments and the inspiration he brings others, but we are certainly proud of him and appreciate his peers and colleagues willingness to acknowledge him in this way,” said Mohit Mehrotra, Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Excel Life Sciences.

Since joining Excel Life Sciences as company President and Chief Medical Officer in early 2006, Dr. Kumar has quickly directed the company to the status of a leading provider of comprehensive clinical trial and site management services in India. Under his direction, the company has experienced strong annual growth, contracts with leading US, European and Asian based biopharmaceutical companies, track record of 100% repeat business and a staff that now supports active clinical trial sites nationwide in 24 cities across India and 4 operating offices.

Dr. Kumar’s recognition adds to other accolades received by Excel Life Sciences and its employees in recent years, including the nomination of Executive Director of Operations and Country Head, Dr. Saurendra Das’ nomination as finalists for the 2008 GCPj Awards “Clinical Research Professional of the Year.”

Below is a link to the full issue, as well as Dr. Kumar’s profile which appears on page 121:

About Excel Life Sciences
Headquartered in Chicago, IL with offices in Boston, Raleigh-Durham, Hyderabad, Mumbai, New Delhi (India HQ) and 24 other locations across India, ELS is one of the most experienced and fastest growing trial management and site support organizations in India, offering customized clinical trial solutions including: regulatory consulting, preparations, submissions and query resolution; site identification and selection; patient recruitment and retention; training of all clinical research stakeholders; technology transfer; product licensing and more.

ELS has one of the most experienced and respected clinical operations teams in India with over 125 years of collective experience in conducting more than 350 global and domestic trials at hundreds of sites and with thousands of patients. ELS has also trained over 1,500 clinical research personnel in India. For more information visit: http://www.excellifesciences.com.

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