Almac Clinical Technologies Named One of the ‘Best Places to Work in PA 2009’

October 1, 2009

Almac Clinical Technologies announced today that it has been named one of the Best Places to Work in PA for 2009. The awards program, created in 2000, is one of the first statewide programs of its kind in the country. It consists of a public/private partnership between Team Pennsylvania Foundation, the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry and the Central Penn Business Journal.

This survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places to be employed in Pennsylvania. It is intended to acknowledge companies that have established a dynamic and productive working environment for their employees.

Companies from across the state entered the two-part process to determine the 100 Best Places to Work in PA. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company’s workplace policies, practices, philosophies, systems and demographics. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. The combined scores of both parts determined the top companies and the final ranking. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process.

Jim Murphy, Almac Clinical Technologies’ President, says,

“Almac is very proud to be named one of the Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania. The key to success in our business is people. In order to exceed the expectations of our clients, we must heavily invest to recruit the best talent available, train and develop our employees, and provide them with the tools to succeed. Our clients expect the highest levels of project management and customer service excellence. We do whatever is necessary to make sure we deliver on those expectations. This award strongly indicates we are doing so successfully.”

Valarie Higgins, Vice President of Clinical Project Services at Almac, comments that employee development is part of the reason Almac has grown so rapidly in the past two years. Higgins said :

“We provide a variety of services to help our clients, mainly pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, bring life-saving drugs to market. Part of our promise to clients is that we offer the best possible opportunities for employees to obtain new skills, learn from the experience of senior staff, and grow as professionals. We believe that the key to our success is how effectively our employees deliver on customer requirements, and we take great pride when our clients succeed. At the end of each day, our employees know they have grown as professionals and contributed to a healthier world. This is what makes Almac one of the Best Places to Work in PA in 2009.”

Almac Clinical Technologies will be recognized at the Best Places to Work in PA evening awards ceremony on Tuesday, December 1, 2009, at the Hershey Lodge & Convention Center in Hershey, PA. Rankings will be revealed at the ceremony.



Meghan Adams

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About Almac Clinical Technologies

Almac Clinical Technologies is a division of the Almac Group that specializes in interactive technology and service solutions to increase the quality and efficiency of the clinical trial process. Our solutions include Interactive Voice and Web Response Systems (IXRS™) for patient randomization, tracking and clinical supply management; electronic patient reported outcomes data collection; and Web drug reconciliation. Almac’s technologies have been deployed in over 1,400 clinical trials, incorporating over 1.5 million patients in over 80 countries and more than 60 languages.

About Almac Group:

The Almac Group comprises five closely integrated divisions offering a broad range of services from R&D, translational genomic services, API manufacture, formulation development, clinical trial supply and technology (IVRS & IWRS), to commercial-scale manufacture. Almac provides services to more than 600 companies, including all the world leaders in the pharmaceutical and biotech sectors.

The company employs over 2,500 individuals and is headquartered in Craigavon, Northern Ireland. US operations are based in Pennsylvania, North Carolina and California. Construction of the company’s new $112m North American Headquarters started in July 08 and is expected to be completed in 2010. Almac was awarded Northern Ireland’s “Business of the Year” award in 2009.

For more information about the Almac Group, please visit or e-mail [email protected]

For more information on Best Places to Work in PA, visit or contact Heather Long at the Central Penn Business Journal at 717-236-4300 or [email protected].


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