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Wayne, PA, United States, 2006/11/30 - Octagon Research Solutions, Inc. a pioneer and leader in the electronic transformation of clinical R&D in the life sciences industry, today announced the appointment of Mr. Paul Doucette as senior director, Clinical Programming and Statistics.
CEO & Chairman Jim Walker of Octagon Research Solutions, Inc. a pioneer and leader in the electronic transformation of clinical R&D in the life sciences industry, today announced the appointment of Mr. Paul Doucette as senior director, Clinical Programming and Statistics. In his new role, Mr. Doucette will provide strategy and leadership for programming and statistics functions, and facilitate effective integration of programming and statistics functions with other departments. In addition, as part of the Clinical Data Operations (CDO) management team, Mr. Doucette will participate in the development and implementation of an overall CDO strategy.
Mr. Doucette brings extensive biostatistics experience from his work as a consultant to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries and as a mid-level manager for a major pharmaceutical company and a large clinical research organization. As a consultant for BusinessEdge Solutions, Inc. and First Consulting Group, Inc., Mr. Doucette held a variety of technical positions for projects ranging from clinical (SAS) programming for pharmaceutical clients to business analyst for multiple projects in support of clinical data management, and analysis and reporting (Biostatistics). Mr. Doucette also served as Assistant Director, Metadata Solutions at GlaxoSmithKline where he lead a global group of analysts and technical staff in supporting metadata management solutions for clinical data management, analysis and reporting. As Manager of Biostatistical Programming for PAREXEL International in their Philadelphia, PA office, Mr. Doucette was responsible for all clinical programming activities in support of client (NDA and ISS/ISE) submissions.
“Octagon believes it is critical that the clinical programming and statistics functions be knowledgeable in the most efficient and appropriate statistical and programming techniques and that they have the latest technologies available to assist sponsors as they face the challenge of getting drugs to market quickly and efficiently,” stated Mr. Doucette. “The group that has been assembled here at Octagon has the experience level, knowledge and resources that enable us to not only assist, but exceed our sponsors expectations. I’m extremely excited to be part of this growing company.”
“Paul’s experience and skill in the biostatics arena are welcome additions to the Octagon team,” added Eric Valentine, vice president of Octagon’s Clinical Data Operations group. “The entire CDO staff is looking forward to working with Paul to help Octagon continue to expand our business and provide innovative solutions to our pharmaceutical and biotechnology clients.”
Octagon Research Solutions, Inc. is pioneering the clinical information workflow from collection to submission. Evolving and converging data standards require a completely new approach to clinical information workflows. Octagon’s services and technology are designed to offer comprehensive support for electronic data processes, including preparation of data for electronic regulatory submissions.
Octagon employs extensive domain knowledge in every engagement to help enhance deliverables and minimize rework. Our membership and active participation in CDISC initiatives position us on the leading edge of eSubmission data requirements, SDTM conversions and other changes to the Clinical R&D landscape. In addition to our strategic data transformation offerings, Octagon also provides: Statistical Analysis Plans - Design, Review, Execution and Statistical Programming -Graphs, Data Listings, Summary Tables and Database Mapping of Multiple Studies into ISS/ISE Database.
About Octagon Research Solutions, Inc.
Octagon is a pioneer and leading process-centric solutions provider that offers a suite of regulatory, clinical, process, and IT solutions to the life sciences industry. Octagon synchronizes processes and increases automation to reduce island-to-island inefficiencies within the clinical research and development process. We leverage the power of electronic submissions through cross-functional electronic submission expertise, a holistic process approach, deep domain knowledge, and integrated solutions. Octagon is headquartered in Wayne, PA, with European headquarters in Amersham, UK.