Almac & Merck to Present Adaptive Case Study at Upcoming Conference

January 11, 2008

January 10, 2008. Almac Clinical Technologies and Merck Research Laboratories will be presenting a case study in adaptive trial design at CBI’s upcoming Adaptive Trial Logistics Conference on January 25 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The presentation will include insights from three speakers who had different but highly interrelated responsibilities on the case study: Ken Liu is a Senior Biometrician from Merck, Eva Miller is head of Biostatistics at Almac, and Leslie Darling is Clinical Services Manager at Almac.

The session will explore logistics of a novel trial design. Throughout the session, the speakers will discuss the impact of randomization algorithms on drug supply operations, the importance of interim reporting, and approaches for implementing automated drug supply management.

Val Higgins, Vice President of Clinical Project Services at Almac comments “We are delighted to present our efforts alongside Merck and share insights from our collaboration with the industry. We believe the benefits associated with adaptive trial design are significant and we are confident that the interactive nature of this session will allow for a great educational opportunity.”

About Almac

Almac Clinical Technologies is a division of Almac 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, iTrial EDC for electronic case report form data collection, electronic patient reported outcome data collection, and web drug reconciliation.

The Almac Group comprises five closely integrated divisions offering a broad range of services from R&D, diagnostic/genomic services, API manufacture, formulation development, clinical trial supply and technology (IVRS/EDC), to commercial-scale manufacture. Almac provides services to over 600 companies including all the world leaders in the pharmaceutical and biotech sectors. The company is headquartered in Craigavon, Northern Ireland. US operations are based in Pennsylvania, North Carolina and California.

Contact: Meghan Adams

T: (001) 267-685-4284

E: clinicaltechnologies@almacgroup.com

W: www.almacgroup.com

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