RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – June 2, 2011 --Quintiles, the only fully integrated bio pharmaceutical services company offering clinical, commercial, consulting and capital solutions worldwide, has qualified as one of the 25 best workplaces in Europe. Announced at an award ceremony in Paris, Quintiles’ success was in the Best Multinational Workplace in Europe category, alongside Microsoft, Amgen and Mars. This follows Great Place to Work awards in four European countries in 2011 - Italy, Germany, Spain and the UK.

Mike Mortimer, Quintiles’ Chief Administrative Officer and Head of the EMEA Board comments, “We have noticed customers in the biopharma industry outsourcing more and more of their non-core activities. This kind of model provides additional opportunities for employees at service providers like Quintiles, in terms of growth and development and diversification for their careers.

“I am incredibly proud of the teams across Europe for their part in making this happen. Their passion for doing the right thing for patients through developing and commercializing new and better medicines helps improve the lives of millions of people – a key priority in the New Health. To receive this recognition from the Great Place to Work Institute is inspiring.”

Each year, the Great Place to Work® Institute produces annual "Lists of Best Workplaces" in 40 countries around the world, gathering data from more than 3,800 companies. Best Workplace status is based on a Culture Audit and a Trust Survey of Employees. A Great Place to Work is one where employees "trust the people they work for, have pride in what they do, and enjoy the people they work with."

About Quintiles

Quintiles is the only fully integrated biopharmaceutical services company offering clinical, commercial, consulting and capital solutions worldwide. The Quintiles network of 20,000 engaged professionals in more than 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