NovaQuest Receives Lilly's Highest Honor for Sustained Flawless Execution of Business-Critical Operations

    Receives 'Global Sustained Supplier Award' from CEO John Lechleiter for
    strategic contributions to Lilly's success

    RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Sept. 2 /CNW/ -- NovaQuest, the managed
partnership group of Quintiles Transnational Corp., has received Eli Lilly and
Company's highest award for its "flawless execution" over four years in
helping Lilly achieve strategic and operational objectives vital to its
business success.
    In honoring NovaQuest with its "2008 Lilly Global Sustained Supplier
Award," Lilly cited NovaQuest's ability to create, manage and execute
strategic partnerships that have helped Lilly meet critical corporate
priorities.  Lilly CEO John Lechleiter presented the award to NovaQuest
President Ron Wooten.
    "We are proud to have received this award, which recognizes the ongoing
success Lilly and NovaQuest have achieved since our initial partnership in
2004 to co-promote Cymbalta(R), Lilly's blockbuster treatment for depression,
in the United States," said Wooten, who also is Executive Vice President of
Quintiles Transnational.
    "Success breeds trust, and we are proud of our role in helping Lilly
transform its business model to deliver better patient outcomes.  We look
forward to continued mutually beneficial successes in both commercialization
and development."
    NovaQuest is the partner of choice for pharmaceutical and biotechnology
companies seeking to overcome challenges stifling their product development,
commercialization and financial goals.  The managed partnership group of
Quintiles Transnational, NovaQuest uniquely offers accelerated pipeline
development, flexible resourcing, new capital streams and access to
senior-level expertise. Since 2000, NovaQuest has created more than 80 managed
partnerships with $2.7 billion committed to helping its partners accelerate
their strategy and transform their businesses to reach new heights of success.
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