SOURCE: Pleiad Inc.

Pleiad Inc.

December 02, 2009 09:00 ET

Boston CRO, Pleiad, Recognized as a Women's Business Enterprise

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - December 2, 2009) - Pleiad Inc., a business specializing in contract research for the medical device and ophthalmic industries, received national certification as a Women's Business Enterprise by the Center for Women & Enterprise, a regional certifying partner of the Women's Business Enterprise National Council, WBENC. "We are very excited to have become a WBENC-Certified Women's Business Enterprise," said Helen Colquhoun, MD, Founder and CEO of the Pleiad group of companies. "This certification will help our clients achieve their demographic business goals and at the same time create new opportunities for Pleiad. We recognize the commitment to supplier diversity that is embraced by our client corporations, and we can now add to that diversity."

WBENC's national standard of certification, implemented by the Center for Women & Enterprise, is a meticulous process that includes an in-depth review of the business and a site inspection. The certification process is designed to confirm the business is at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by a woman or women.

Corporations and government agencies can demonstrate their commitment to fostering diversity by including women-owned businesses among their vendors.

About Pleiad Inc.

Pleiad Inc. is a CRO (contract research organization) that specializes in expertly assisting product manufacturers in the medical device and ophthalmic industries meet the clinical, quality, safety and regulatory requirements of the product development process. Their work encompasses the entire developmental spectrum, from conceptual stages to post-marketing trials. Pleiad offers regulatory support, data management, clinical trial management, and safety monitoring services. Pleiad is best known for its expertise in ophthalmology, in vitro diagnostics, orthopedics, women's health, and diabetes. To learn more about Pleiad Inc., please visit


The Women's Business Enterprise National Council is the nation's largest third party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women in the United States. WBENC is a resource for the more than 700 US companies and government agencies that rely on WBENC's certification as an integral part of their supplier diversity programs.

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