Quintiles Names Head of Strategic Research, Medical, Regulatory, and Safety Services

    RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Jan. 8 /CNW/ -- Quintiles Transnational
Corp. today announced the appointment of Dipti Amin, M.D., as Senior Vice
President of Strategic Research and Safety Services (SRS) and Medical and
Regulatory Services, effective immediately.  She will report to Jeff Thomis,
President, Global Clinical Development Services.
    Most recently, Amin served as Senior Vice President, Global Medical
Services, Regulatory Affairs and Medical Writing, and Strategic Drug
Development Unit. A long-time Quintiles employee, Amin is an industry veteran
with extensive experience in a variety of industry-related disciplines,
including: drug development, clinical operations, Phase I, data management,
biostatistics, medical writing, pharmacovigilance and regulatory affairs.
    "Combining SRS with Medical and Scientific Services and Regulatory
Affairs under Dipti's leadership will enable us to have greater strategic
expertise in this growing market and maintain our leadership position in the
safety environment," Thomis said.
    About Strategic Research and Safety Services
    The Strategic Research and Safety Services unit has specialist expertise
in conducting the full spectrum of late phase and safety studies and advises
pharmaceutical customers on drug development with the goal of maximizing
medical benefit and minimizing the risk of therapies for patients.
    About Quintiles
    Quintiles Transnational Corp. is powering the next generation of
healthcare by providing a broad range of professional services in drug
development, financial partnering and commercialization for the biotechnology
and healthcare industries. With about 20,000 employees and offices in more
than 50 countries, it is focused on providing customer-centric solutions that
are the gold standard of the industry. For more information, please visit the
company's Web site at www.qtrn.com.

For further information:

For further information: Mari Mansfield, Media Relations of Quintiles 
Transnational Corp., +1-919-998-2639, mobile, +1-919-259-3298, 
mari.mansfield@quintiles.com Web Site: http://www.qtrn.com

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