Medidata Solutions to Deliver Valuable Insights at Leading Global Conferences in April

    Company Executives to Share Case Studies, Best Practices and Latest
Trends at EDC and Beyond, CDISC European Interchange and Annual SQA Meeting

    NEW YORK, April 10 /CNW/ - Medidata Solutions, a global provider of
electronic clinical data capture, management and reporting solutions, today
announced that company executives will speak at the following industry
conferences in April:

         EDC and Beyond
         April 10-12, 2007, Orlando, Florida
         Speaker: Hugh Levaux, Ph.D., Vice President of Product Strategy
         Session Title: "Case Study: Integrating an EDC System into a
         Large Company"
         April 12, 2007 at 4:00 p.m.

         This year's EDC and Beyond conference focuses on proven
         strategies for bringing increased efficiency and speed to the
         clinical trial process, and features presentations, case studies
         and interactive panels with pharmaceutical, biotechnology, CRO
         and EDC experts. In his presentation, Levaux will provide an
         in-depth look at the development and integration of an EDC system
         into a large scale pharmaceutical company conducting multi-center
         clinical trials.

         2007 CDISC European Interchange
         April 23-26, 2007, Montreux, Switzerland
         Speakers: Andrew Newbigging, Senior Director of Research and
         Development; Michael Posey, Product Manager, invivodata, Inc.
         Session Title: "eDiary and EDC System Integration: The Importance
         of Using CDISC ODM Standards"
         April 26, 2007 at 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

         Workshop Presenters: Andrew Newbigging, Senior Director of
         Research and Development; Michael Posey, Product Manager,
         invivodata, Inc.
         Workshop title: "Workshop 2: CDISC End to End"
         April 23, 2007 at 1:30 p.m.

         While focusing on valuable insights, practical experiences
         implementing CDISC standards, and real-life case studies, the
         CDISC European Interchange seeks to move the clinical research
         and development fields forward through a thorough examination of
         its standards. While the integration of e-clinical data
         collection systems has long been a topic of discussion, the
         industry has not been as quick to adopt such integration despite
         its ability to offer increased efficiency and trial speed.
         Newbigging and Posey will discuss specific experiences comparing
         and contrasting ePRO and eCRF integration and working both with
         and without CDISC standards, including the speed and efficiency
         benefits of working with CDISC ODM standards.

         Newbigging and Posey will also participate in "Workshop 2: CDISC
         End to End," along with Medidata partner Fast Track Systems, Inc.
         The workshop will showcase how e-clinical systems can use CDISC
         standards to streamline trials by quickly sharing data from trial
         design through capture, submission and archiving.

         23rd Annual SQA Meeting
         April 29-May 3, 2007, Austin, Texas
         Speaker: Earl Hulihan, Vice President of Global Regulatory
         Affairs and Quality Assurance
         Session Title: "Practical Computer System Validation for
         May 1, 2007 at 11:00 - 11:30 a.m.

         Speaker: Earl Hulihan, Vice President of Global Regulatory
         Affairs and Quality Assurance
         Session Title: "Clinical Research and Medical Records in Today's
         Regulatory Environment" May 1, 2007 at 4:30 - 5:00 p.m.

         Poster Presenter: Earl Hulihan, Vice President of Global
         Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance
         Poster Presentation: "Effective Outsourcing: Lessons for
         Successful Partner Selection and Management"
         May 1, 2007 at 5:00 - 5:30 p.m.

         This year's Annual SQA Meeting will provide guiding principles to
         the QA professional in addressing a common organizational pain
         point. Companies often struggle in managing the range of
         resources required for computer system validation and
         understanding "How much is enough?" and "How do I determine the
         correct risk of my company?"

         In his two speaking sessions, Hulihan will answer these
         questions, explore information and security management's impact
         in regulated environments, review the current regulatory and
         intellectual property (IP) protection issues within IT solutions
         and service providers and discuss the proper plans for selecting,
         retaining and managing qualified IT professionals. Attendees will
         come away with an understanding of the key requirements for
         computer system validation and the resources needed to meet
         regulatory and industry best practices for demonstrating data

    For background information about Medidata executives, please visit

    About Medidata Solutions Worldwide

    Medidata Solutions helps the world's leading pharmaceutical,
biotechnology, medical device and research organizations maximize the value of
their clinical research investments. Innovative process design, technology and
services streamline clinical trials by providing early visibility to reliable
clinical data - the lifeblood of every research organization. Working with
companies and institutions both large and small, Medidata Solutions helps
clinical researchers safely accelerate the process of bringing life-enhancing
treatments to market - on six continents and in more than 80 countries.
Medidata Solutions brings significant value to its broad client base with deep
clinical experience and expertise in more than 20 therapeutic areas, projects
in Phase I, II, III, IV, registries and surveillance, and studies with
thousands of investigators and tens-of-thousands of subjects. For more
information, please visit

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