10 December 2012

Perceptive Informatics Opens Customer Care Office in Shanghai, China

- Office to service biopharmaceutical researchers in China & Taiwan 
- All Customer Care staff will be bilingual Mandarin/English speakers 
- Perceptive has team of professionals in Japan located in Tokyo & Kobe 

Boston, MA – 10 December 2012 – Perceptive Informatics, a leading eClinical solutions provider and a subsidiary of PAREXEL International Corporation, today announced that it has opened a Customer Care office in Shanghai to service biopharmaceutical researchers in China and Taiwan who are using Perceptive’s technology solutions. The launch further strengthens PAREXEL’s footprint in Asia and demonstrates its long-term commitment to accelerating drug development in the region. 

Perceptive’s Customer Care office staff will initially be responsible for supporting clinical studies using ClinPhone® RTSM (randomization and trial supply management) and Datalabs® EDC software and services, and will be the first point of contact for clinical site staff, CRAs and sponsors who have an IVR/IWR system questions on a live study. All Customer Care staff in Shanghai will be bilingual Mandarin/English speakers, with Mandarin being their native first language. The intent is to provide immediate help desk support without any additional need for translation services. 

China has a thriving pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry and is a priority market for many pharmaceutical and biotechnology sponsors. When sponsors work with Perceptive, they can expect high-quality service, locally supported by staff in the region,” said George Hunnewell, Corporate Vice President, Operations, Perceptive Informatics. “Through our experience in running hundreds of global clinical trials, we have identified that a robust, native-language help desk is critical to ensuring the smooth and successful implementation of clinical trial technology. This valuable service enables us to meet the evolving needs of our new and existing customers in the rapidly expanding Asian markets.” 

In addition to the new customer care office in Shanghai, Perceptive has a dedicated team of professionals in Japan located in Tokyo and Kobe to support Japanese investigators, CRAs, and biopharmaceutical clients. Globally, Perceptive customer care is committed to uniform response times and quality, thereby providing seamless issue resolution for all users, irrespective of geography. 

Perceptive enables customers to maximize the benefits of clinical trial technologies by providing flexible software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications and leading technology services. The Perceptive Informatics eClinical Suite is built on extensive medical and clinical expertise, as well as a deep understanding of the regulatory environment. 

PAREXEL International Corporation is a leading global bio/pharmaceutical services organization, providing a broad range of knowledge-based contract research, consulting, and medical communications services to the worldwide pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries. Headquartered near Boston, Massachusetts, PAREXEL operates in 70 locations throughout 51 countries around the world, and has approximately 13,330 employees. 

Source: Parexel