RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. - June 5, 1998 - Quintiles Transnational Corp. (Nasdaq: QTRN) today announced an important new service offering in its TotalAcceleration program to streamline and improve clinical trials. Called Accelerated Site Resources, the service will provide Clinical Research Coordinators (CRCs) who will perform a wide range of services at investigator sites, from the implementation of new electronic data collection systems to turn-key study management.

"Investigator sites are crucial points of convergence for patients in need and products in development, and represent a sizable portion of time and resources devoted to clinical research," said James Hamill, Group Vice President of Quintiles Accelerated Clinical Research."Placing expertly trained CRCs and advanced technology on-site will benefit both sponsors and investigators through faster collection of high-quality data."

Sponsors or investigators may hire ASR Clinical Research Coordinators to conduct specific on-site services, such as data collection and query resolution, or provide turn-key study management services. The ASR service complements Quintiles' "Select Sites" program, under which Quintiles identifies and forges strong relationships with high-performing sites, including academic medical centers, investigator networks, site management and managed care organizations.

The program is designed for ASR Clinical Research Coordinators to have appropriate therapeutic expertise and training for each study, and a minimum of two years' clinical research experience. In addition, each coordinator will be certified or certified-eligible by the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP).

Quintiles Transnational Corp. is the market leader in providing full-service contract research, sales and marketing, healthcare policy consulting and health information management services to the worldwide pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device and healthcare industries. Quintiles is headquartered near Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. With 12,000 employees worldwide and offices in 27 countries, Quintiles operates through specialized work groups dedicated to meeting individual customer needs.