INC Research Joins ASAP as Global Member

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INC’s move to join ASAP in a leadership role reflects the proliferation of partnering among biopharma companies and service providers in the effort to increase quality and effectiveness in clinical trials

The Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals (ASAP), the world’s leading professional association dedicated to the practice of alliance management, partnering, and collaborations, announced that INC Research Holdings, Inc. (INC Research), a leading global contract research organization (CRO), has joined ASAP as a global member. Additionally, INC Research’s Judy Swilley, executive vice president and head of INC Research’s strategic alliance team, will have an immediate impact as a new member of the ASAP board.

INC’s move to join ASAP in a leadership role reflects the proliferation of partnering among biopharma companies and service providers in the effort to increase quality and effectiveness in clinical trials.

“Joining ASAP in a leadership role is another way INC is working to become CRO of choice for our biopharmaceutical customers,” said Swilley. “By strategically expanding our alliances in clinical development we can continue to enhance INC’s reputation for delivering timely, trusted, high-quality results to our customers, which then more swiftly delivers needed medicines to market.”

INC Research intends to utilize its ASAP Global Membership in a number of ways, including through ASAP’s CA-AM and CSAP certifications in current alliance management practices and methodologies for company leaders.

“INC Research has built an amazing reputation as a customer- and partner-centric company, and this year was ranked as the top CRO to work with among global CROs,” said Michael Leonetti, CSAP, president and CEO of ASAP, referring to the 2015 CenterWatch Global Investigative Site Relationship Survey. “The company has worked hard to simplify the clinical trials process for pharmaceutical sponsors and to foster longer-term, more efficient and repeatable engagements with its partners. We are thrilled to have INC Research on board as a Global Member and look forward to its team’s deep engagement and rich contributions to the ASAP community of practice.”

About ASAP
The Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals (ASAP) is the only professional association dedicated to elevating and promoting the profession of alliance management and partnerships. Founded in 1998, the organization provides professional development, networking and resources for cultivating the skills and toolsets needed to manage successful business partnerships. ASAP’s professional certifications include the Certificate of Achievement-Alliance Management (CA-AM) and Certified Strategic Alliance Professional (CSAP). Active global members include AbbVie, Astellas, AstraZeneca, Bayer Healthcare, Capgemini, Cisco, Citrix, Covance, Dell, Eli Lilly and Company, Huawei, IBM, INC Research, Janssen—Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, KPMG, Merck, Mission Pharmacal, NetApp, Novartis, Sanofi, SAS, Schneider Electric, Takeda, Verizon, VMware, The Warren Company, and Xerox. A complete list of global members is available at http://www.strategic-alliances.org.

About INC Research
INC Research (Nasdaq: INCR) is a leading global contract research organization ("CRO") providing the full range of Phase I to Phase IV clinical development services for the biopharmaceutical and medical device industries. Leveraging the breadth of our service offerings and the depth of our therapeutic expertise across multiple patient populations, INC Research connects customers, clinical research sites and patients to accelerate the delivery of new medicines to market. The Company was ranked “Top CRO to Work With” among large global CROs in the 2015 CenterWatch Global Investigative Site Relationship Survey. INC Research is headquartered in Raleigh, NC, with operations across six continents and experience spanning more than 100 countries. For more information, please visit http://www.incresearch.com.

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