Accenture Expands Clinical and Regulatory Information Management Services and Software Capabilities, Big4.com Reports

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Agreement to Acquire Octagon Research Solutions.

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Big4.com, the premier social networking forum for professionals and alumni of Accenture, Andersen, BearingPoint, Capgemini, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers PwC reports Accenture has entered into an agreement to acquire Octagon Research Solutions, Inc.

Big4.com reports that the purchase will help Accenture's ability to help its pharmaceutical clients achieve more efficient global regulatory submissions that will enable them to get medicines to market more quickly, safely and at a lower cost. Octagon will be fully integrated into Accenture's Life Sciences industry group.

Big4.com notes the new capabilities will include comprehensive clinical and regulatory services - from clinical data collection to regulatory submissions management. Accenture also will extend its business process outsourcing (BPO) services portfolio targeting the pharmaceutical industry.

The acquisition is subject to closing conditions, including receipt of required regulatory approvals, and is expected to close within 60 days.
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