RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – June 11, 2007 – Quintiles Transnational Corp. today announced that clinical investigators rate Quintiles’ clinical trial monitors as the best in the industry, according to a recent survey.

The survey, blinded and conducted by a third party, asked clinical investigators to rate their experience with the clinical trial monitors of Quintiles and eight other Clinical Research Organizations (CROs). The monitors were rated on nine attributes, including effective communication, level of training, ability to adapt, organizational skills and therapeutic expertise. Quintiles’ monitors were rated in the top three for each of the nine attributes and were best in class in five of the nine. The nearest competitor was rated in the top three for five of the attributes and best in class in three.

“Good relationships with investigators lead to better interaction and reduce the time needed to complete trials,” said Jamie Macdonald, Quintiles’ Vice President, Early Development, and Head of North America Clinical Operations. “That’s good for our customers and for patients, because it helps get medicines to the market sooner.”

The survey also found that nearly 90% of investigators are satisfied with the monitors’ level of training. “We’ve put a lot of emphasis on the training of clinical trial monitors,” Macdonald said, “and we’re pleased that those efforts have helped established strong relationships with investigators.”

A third-party research company interviewed 291 clinical investigators across the U.S. from December 2006 to January 2007. Investigators rated only those monitors with whom they had worked in the last 18 months. On average, investigators had worked with four different CROs in the last 18 months. For source data, please refer to

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