Video Series on R&D, Innovation, Economic Growth

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New ACRO Video Series Spotlights R&D, Innovation, Economic Growth

August 12, 2013 – WASHINGTON, DC – A new series of videos from theAssociation of Clinical Research Organizations focuses on encouraging innovation, efficient research that emphasizes the patient, and the economic growth that comes from bilateral cooperation between two large economies.

“The new series of videos on our YouTube channel will help stakeholders learn about the wide variety of issues that impact the CRO industry,” said John Lewis, ACRO Vice President of Public Affairs. “YouTube is an important vehicle to help educate policymakers, stakeholders and others about the important role clinical research organizations play in bringing new treatments and therapies to patients.”

The videos include discussions with:

Other new videos highlight CRO industry leaders Ciaran Murray, CEO of ICON plc, and Jamie Macdonald, CEO of INC Research, discussing business topics such as risk-based monitoringperformance metrics and risk-sharing.

In May, ACRO released videos featuring Ladd Wiley, Executive Director of theAlliance for a Stronger FDA, and Michael Reilly, Executive Director of the Alliance for Safe Biologic Medicines.

About ACRO
The Association of Clinical Research Organizations (ACRO) represents companies that provide a variety of specialized services that support the development of new pharmaceuticals, biologics and medical devices. The association provides an active voice for the CRO industry globally. Through its member companies, ACRO helps improve the quality, efficiency and safety of biomedical research. ACRO member companies employ approximately 95,000 professionals worldwide and annually conduct more than 11,000 clinical trials involving nearly two million participants in 115 countries. For more information, please visit www.www.acrohealth.org. Twitter @acrohealth. YouTube @ACROHealthChannel.

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