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INC Research

February 23, 2011 09:05 ET

INC Research Continues to Grow Alliance Partnership Team With Bruce Wakeman

New VP of Alliance Development Brings Therapeutic and Clinical Delivery Alliance Expertise

RALEIGH, NC--(Marketwire - February 23, 2011) - INC Research, LLC., a therapeutically focused contract research organization (CRO) with a process for delivering reliable results, has appointed Bruce Wakeman as vice president of Alliance Development who is based in the United States. Wakeman has leveraged his therapeutic and strategic alliance experience to further expand INC Research's clinical delivery alliance services that address customers' wide-ranging needs.

"Bruce is an excellent addition to our growing Alliance Partnership team as he understands the value that CROs can bring to different clinical delivery models," said Alistair Macdonald, executive vice president, Strategic Development. "Our growth and commitment in this arena is certainly an indication of the level of interest and activity from drug developers."

Wakeman joins INC Research with more than 15 years of CRO and drug development experience. His CRO experience spans proposal and contract development, clinical operations and senior level business development responsibilities. Prior to joining INC Research Wakeman was vice president, US Business Development for Premier Research, a global CRO, which focused in the central nervous system, oncology and pediatric drug development areas. In this role, he was responsible for corporate marketing, business development strategy and implementation, leading the U.S.-based business development team and interacting directly with clients to build preferred and strategic alliances. Wakeman has been successful building strategic relationships across the industry spectrum, including virtual biotechs to some of the industry's largest pharmaceutical companies. He received a BS in Business Management from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. 

INC Research's clinical delivery alliance structures can include complete management of a compound or therapeutic area; management of a specific function or set of critical processes; sharing in the risk and reward of a compound's performance; or acting as the sole source development partner for a customer. The company's proven experience with process-driven clinical research methods and its popular metrics-based Trusted Process® provides the foundation for successful strategic alliances.

For more information on the company's Alliance Partnership programs, click here. Or download "A New Approach to Outsourced Drug Development: How Sponsor-CRO Clinical Delivery Alliances Improve Performance" white paper.

About INC Research, LLC.
INC Research is a therapeutically focused contract research organization with a high performance reputation for conducting global clinical development programs of the highest integrity. Pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies look to INC Research for a complete range of customized Phase I through Phase IV programs in therapeutic areas of specialty, and in innovative pediatric and women's health trials. The company's Trusted Process® methodology and therapeutic foresight leads customers to more confident, better-informed drug and device development decisions. INC Research is headquartered in Raleigh, NC. For more information please visit or follow us at @inc_research.

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