Friday, November 30, 2012

PPD Honored for Best Technology in Clinical Research at 2012 Scrip Awards

This week, Script Intelligence awarded our partners at PPD with another accolade for their use of ProtoSphere. This is the second year in a row PPD has been recognized like this and we couldn't be more proud and honored.

Read the full press release below:

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WILMINGTON, N.C., (November 29, 2012) - Pharmaceutical Product Development, LLC (PPD) today announced it has been recognized by Scrip Intelligence with its 2012 award for Best Technological Development in Clinical Trials for deploying cutting-edge solutions advancing clinical research.

PPD received the honor at the annual Scrip Awards ceremony Nov. 28 in London, marking the second consecutive year PPD won for best technology after receiving the 2011 Scrip Award for Best Contract Research Organization (CRO).

"Winning this award for the second consecutive year is a testament to the people of PPD," said David Simmons, chairman and CEO of PPD. "In today's evolving health care model, CROs must be able to adapt to clients' changing needs and proactively meet their challenges. PPD connects talented people and innovative solutions to exceed the needs of our biopharmaceutical industry clients, who are constantly seeking ways to increase productivity and efficiency."

The Scrip Award for best technology recognized PPD® 3D, a virtual learning environment PPD created with ProtonMedia to provide a scalable and sustainable global training model. PPD 3D improves how PPD trains clinical research associates to monitor clinical trials, which is vital for enhancing the quality of site management and clinical monitoring for clients' research programs, and can contribute to faster project startup.

"PPD were worthy winners of this award," said Mike Ward, chief content officer for Datamonitor Healthcare and Scrip Intelligence. "Their PPD 3D technology has improved the cost-effectiveness, speed and quality of clinical trial training for the life sciences, and our judges were impressed by the novel use of this type of technology in clinical research, saying it has huge potential."

The Scrip Awards acknowledge achievements across a broad range of areas in the biopharmaceutical industry. Attracting hundreds of industry professionals from the world's leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, the awards have become a distinct mark of superior achievement. Pharmaceutical, biotech and contract research organizations compete for awards in 15 categories, which are decided by an expert panel of judges.



Monday, November 26, 2012

ProtoSphere Virtual Environments for Lync Users

I recently gave David Maldow, of Telepresence Options, a tour of our ProtoSphere environment. He published an article today on his site about the experience.

Thanks for the write-up David!





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