Excel Life Sciences Continues Expansion Adding Two Seasoned Executive Team Members

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Excel Life Sciences (ELS), a U.S.-based, India-focused provider of comprehensive trial management and site support services announces it has added 2 seasoned industry professionals.

Excel Life Sciences (ELS), a U.S.-based, India-focused provider of comprehensive trial management and site support services announces it has added 2 seasoned industry professionals—Dan McDonald as VP, Business Strategy and Heather Balcarcel as Director of Marketing-- to its Executive Leadership Team. These additions reflect ELS’ aggressive growth trends and plans for 2008 and beyond, as it supports a growing portfolio of clients in the United States and Europe and addresses strong demand from sponsors looking to expand their clinical trials into India.

McDonald is a well-known industry expert with over 11 years of experience working with biopharmaceutical companies assisting them with their patient recruitment and site selection strategies and connecting sites with sponsors. Prior to joining ELS in November 2007, Dan served as SVP of Strategic Development for D. Anderson & Company, a leading provider of global patient recruitment and retention services. The majority of Dan’s career was spent with clinical trials information services provider, CenterWatch, where he most recently served as General Manger and head of Thomson Healthcare’s Clinical Trial Solutions Group. Dan will lead ELS’ business development team and be responsible for strategic planning and new business development.

Heather Balcarcel joins ELS from CenterWatch where she spent the last nine years, most recently as the head of their marketing department. She brings to ELS extensive industry experience in brand positioning and strategy. Balcarcel will be responsible for increasing awareness of ELS and improving overall brand positioning.

Excel Life Sciences has been experiencing significant growth this year. In the first half of 2008, ELS has exceeded 2007 revenues, doubled the number of studies it is managing while seeing a 100% growth in headcount. In addition, ELS has expanded its operations and network of investigative sties in India with the addition of over 300 more sites to its network and expansion of its office in Hyderabad.

About Excel Life Sciences

Headquartered in Chicago, IL with offices in Boston, Research Triangle Park, Washington DC, Hyderabad, Mumbai, New Delhi and 14 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 225 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

Contact: Mohit Mehrotra

Excel Life Sciences

Phone: 773 251 2976

Mohit @ ExcelLifeSciences.com


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