RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC – January 15, 2013 – Quintiles announced today that it has been named to the CSO40 by IDG's CSO magazine for its groundbreaking work establishing highly secure infrastructure.

CSO is a premier content and community resource for security decision makers leading “business risk management” efforts within their organizations. Quintiles was selected for the CSO40 awards based on its “Secure Infrastructure for China” entry.

The CSO40 Awards recognize a select group of 40 organizations that have demonstrated how their security projects / initiatives have created outstanding business value and thought leadership for their companies. The CSO40 Awards are scored according to a uniform set of criteria by a panel of judges that includes security leaders, industry experts, and academics.

Quintiles IT Innovation in China  

Quintiles’ expansion and growth in China required a unique approach to meet local market needs. This demanded infrastructure that was lean and flexible without compromising Quintiles’ high standards for security and resiliency. The results have been impressive as Quintiles’ Chinese subsidiary is able to operate independently, meeting local needs while demonstrating compliance with international regulatory standards.

“These high standards had to be met, but a different approach was needed,” said Jack Baker, Quintiles executive director of IT security. Baker led the Quintiles team which pioneered the development of IT security infrastructure integrated with business systems which have met local market needs yet provide uncompromising security standards and interoperability with the company’s global operations.

Quintiles Chief Information Officer Richard Thomas commented, “Patient, customer and company data integrity and privacy is fundamental to our operations. I am delighted that our team has been recognized for the groundbreaking work they carry out."

“We would like to congratulate this inaugural class of CSO40 Award honorees,” said Derek Slater, editor in chief, CSO. “This year’s honorees have created outstanding security projects and initiatives that have truly resulted in positive long-lasting outcomes for their organizations. We are pleased to have these organizations as our first class of CSO40 Award honorees.”

About Quintiles  

Quintiles is the world’s leading provider of biopharmaceutical services. With a network of more than 27,000 professionals working in more than 80 countries, we have helped develop or commercialize all of the top 50 best selling drugs on the market. With extensive therapeutic, scientific and analytics expertise, we help biopharmaceutical and health sciences customers navigate the increasingly complex landscape with more predictability to enable better outcomes.

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