BioSoteria Announces Drug Safety Training Incentives

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BioSoteria announced today that attendees of the Pacific Drug Safety Summit, taking place September 25, 2009, in San Francisco, will receive a coupon for 10% off a single eLadder™ Safety course. An incentive for the purchase of a three-course bundle is also available on the BioSoteria website for a limited time.

Both the PDSS and eLadder Safety are designed to respect drug safety professionals' limited time and travel budgets, so combining these two knowledge-transfer opportunities is the right thing to do to help our fellow pharmacovigilance colleagues train their staff to monitor product safety effectively.

BioSoteria, Inc., a drug safety services and training firm, announced today a special offer that combines the company's popular one-day annual conference with its innovative eLearning courses. Attendees of the 3rd Annual Pacific Drug Safety Summit will receive a coupon entitling them to an exclusive discount toward the purchase of individual eLadder™ Safety courses. Additionally, a limited-time incentive for the purchase of the three-course bundle is now available on BioSoteria's website.

The Pacific Drug Safety Summit (PDSS), produced by BioSoteria, is the largest pharmacovigilance conference held each year in the Western United States. Now in its third year, PDSS takes place on September 25, 2009, at the Mission Bay Conference Center at University of California San Francisco (UCSF) in downtown San Francisco. It features dynamic discussions with global thought leaders and more than 125 drug safety practitioners and providers.

BioSoteria's eLadder™ Safety is the first and only comprehensive eLearning curriculum in pharmacovigilance. Because the online training program is an ideal follow-on activity to the PDSS, BioSoteria will be distributing a coupon at the conference to all attendees for their own use or to be used by their staff. The coupon provides a 10% discount on the purchase of a single course. Additionally, a 30% discount for the bundle of eLadder™ Safety Courses 1, 2 and 3, is now available through the BioSoteria website for purchases made by October 31, 2009.

"Expanding biopharmaceutical companies' knowledge and competence in pharmacovigilance is as important to us as providing drug safety consulting and services," said Sally Van Doren, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of BioSoteria. "Both the PDSS and eLadder Safety are designed to respect drug safety professionals' limited time and travel budgets, so combining these two knowledge-transfer opportunities is the right thing to do to help our fellow pharmacovigilance colleagues train their staff to monitor product safety effectively."

About the 3rd Annual Pacific Drug Safety Summit (PDSS09)
With a solid one-day agenda of eight contemporary drug safety topics and a registration fee under $300, PDSS is a welcome alternative to expensive, multi-day professional conferences. What began as a small regional event now attracts speakers, attendees, and sponsors across the U.S. and around the globe. For more information on PDSS09 or to register for the conference, please visit http://www.pacificdrugsafety.com.

About eLadder™ Safety
BioSoteria's eLadder™ Safety is the first and only comprehensive eLearning curriculum in pharmacovigilance. The media-rich courses form a cohesive drug safety training program, with one course building on the other.

eLadder™ Safety is not just a series of PowerPoint presentations repackaged as eLearning curriculum. Each online course is a multimedia experience with practical engaging exercises and knowledge checks, developed by an experienced multi-disciplinary team of subject-matter experts, instructional designers, medical illustrators, graphic designers, animators, eLearning programmers and learning management system (LMS) specialists. The first three courses now available for purchase are:

Course 1: Drug and Device Development and Regulation
Course 2: Clinical Safety Surveillance
Course 3: Postmarketing Pharmacovigilance

The next courses to be released in the core curriculum include Premarket Annual Safety Reports, Postmarket Periodic Safety Reports, and MedDRA and WHODrug Coding. Advanced courses are planned in Safety Signal Detection and Evaluation, Product Safety Labeling, Benefit-Risk Assessment, Drug-Induced Diseases, Therapeutic Risk Management, Introduction to Pharmacoepidemiology, and Compliance and Regulatory Inspection Preparedness.

To learn more about eLadder™ Safety, visit http://www.biosoteria.com/eLearning, or call 1-866-660-5553, extension 13. Courses can be purchased directly from the BioSoteria website.

About BioSoteria, Inc.
BioSoteria provides innovative drug safety services and educational programs to the biopharmaceutical industry and healthcare community. Its mission is to transfer the skills and knowledge of pharmacovigilance and therapeutic risk management to as many life sciences companies and professionals as possible, in order to protect patients and improve public health. BioSoteria offers a wide range of drug safety and pharmacovigilance services throughout the product lifecycle, including premarketing clinical safety surveillance, postmarketing pharmacovigilance, and risk management programs.

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