RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Sept 15, 2010 – Quintiles, the only fully integrated biopharmaceutical services company offering clinical, commercial, consulting and capital solutions, has again been named to the InformationWeek 500, the publication’s annual ranking of the nation’s most innovative users of business technology.

The 2010 list was revealed at an awards ceremony as part of the InformationWeek 500 Conference in Dana Point, CA, USA. This is the second year in a row that Quintiles has received this recognition.

“Technology is crucial to Quintiles strategic goals as we help customers navigate risk and seize opportunities in the New Health,” said Quintiles Chief Information Officer Richard Thomas. “Our IT organization is a key component of the clinical research and commercial solutions Quintiles manages across 60 countries. We provide the capabilities and sought-after expertise that helps ensure the quality and reliability of our customers’ data.”

“We are honored to be recognized in this category of excellence once again, and to be among the most respected and recognized executives and users of business technology today,” Thomas concluded.  Click here for a video of Thomas discussing Quintiles technology achievements, vision and customer solutions.

“For 22 years, the InformationWeek 500 has honored the most innovative users of business technology,” said InformationWeek Editor In Chief Rob Preston. “As we start to emerge from the worst recession in decades, the IT focus is now on driving growth—new sources of revenue, new relationships with customers, even new business models. This year’s ranking placed special emphasis on those companies and business technology executives leading that charge.”

InformationWeek identifies and honors the nation's most innovative users of information technology with its annual 500 listing and also tracks the technology, strategies, investments and administrative practices of America’s best-known companies. The InformationWeek 500 rankings are unique among corporate rankings as they spotlight the power of innovation in information technology, rather than simply identifying the biggest IT spenders.

Additional details on the InformationWeek 500 can be found online at www.informationweek.com/iw500/.

About Quintiles

Quintiles is the only fully integrated biopharmaceutical services company offering clinical, commercial, consulting and capital solutions worldwide. The Quintiles network of more than 20,000 engaged professionals in 60 countries around the globe works with an unwavering commitment to patients, safety and ethics. Quintiles helps biopharmaceutical companies navigate risk and seize opportunities in an environment where change is constant. For more information, please visit www.quintiles.com.