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Wayne, PA, United States, 2006/03/30 - CEO & Chairman Jim Walker of Octagon Research Solutions, Inc. announced the appointment of Mr. Eric Valentine to Vice President of it's Clinica Data Operations division.
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. Eric Valentine to Vice President of it's Clinical Data Operations division. In his new capacity, Mr. Valentine will oversee the entire Clinical Data Operations staff and direction as well as spearhead the company's broader efforts to continue building on its leadership position in CDISC conversions and other clinical information workflow capabilities.
Mr. Valentine was most recently Global Commercial Director, Clinical Development Services at Covance, Inc. During his tenure Mr. Valentine executed all commercial aspects of the global Clinical Development business, including market assessments, business development support, and expanding the company's presence in Asia Pacific, Eastern Europe and Latin America, as well as performing lead roles to establish and negotiate multi-million dollar strategic relationships with major pharmaceutical and biotech companies.
"I am very excited about my new position here at Octagon and being a part of the Octagon team, a company whose growth, inventiveness and entrepreneurial spirit in the industry are second to none," stated Mr. Valentine, "I'm also looking forward to expanding upon Octagon's Clinical Data Operations and seeking opportunities to provide quality management services to Octagon's clients."
Jim Walker, Chairman and CEO of Octagon added, "Eric's extensive experience in all aspects of clinical operations, strong relationships in the industry and proven leadership skills, make him the ideal person to drive the continued expansion of our core business. We are confident that Eric's successful track record will enable him to build on the positive momentum we have generated in the last year, and help ensure the continued rapid growth of Octagon's clinical solutions business. He is a great addition to our team."
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 eSub expertise, a holistic process approach, deep domain knowledge and integrated solutions. Octagon is headquartered in Wayne, PA, with offices in Boston, MA, Costa Mesa, CA, and European headquarters in Amersham, UK.