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Synteract Triples Space in NC Office to Accommodate Growth

The company will add up to 30 positions by end of 2011 to better serve East Coast clients


MORRISVILLE, NC and SAN DIEGO – November 1, 2010 – Synteract, Inc., www.synteract.com, a full-service contract research organization (CRO) founded in 1995 and dedicated to meeting the clinical research needs of biotechnology, medical device, and pharmaceutical companies, has tripled its office space in its Research Triangle Park location and will add up to 30 positions before the end of 2011. The company, which is based in San Diego, planned the North Carolina expansion to better meet the needs of East Coast clients by providing local support and expertise in the same time zone. 

Synteract’s increased business led the company to contract 11,000 square feet of additional office space in the Concourse Lakeside II building in preparation for the new candidates. The company plans to hire local specialists with programming, scientific and/or clinical research expertise in the areas of project management, clinical operations, biostatistics and data management. 

Synteract is the largest CRO company headquartered in San Diego, employing over 300 people, and in 2009 expanded its operations to Prague, Czech Republic. The initial Morrisville office opened in 2007 and currently employs 14 people. 

“The Research Triangle area is one of the leaders in pharmaceutical and biotech development and we hope to capitalize on the excellent scientific, research, and programming expertise in that area,” explained CEO and co-founder Ellen Morgan. “Our West Coast clients know us for our character, integrity, and responsiveness and we plan to manage our East Coast operations in the same manner.” 

About Synteract 
Established in 1995, Synteract is a privately held, full-service contract research organization, dedicated to meeting the clinical needs of biotechnology, medical device, and pharmaceutical companies. The company’s mission is to provide high quality yet personal service, working closely with drug and device sponsors as though a department within their company. Headquartered in Carlsbad, California, with offices in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina and Prague, Czech Republic, Synteract has clinical trial expertise in a wide range of therapeutic areas, including a strong emphasis in oncology, central nervous system (CNS), cardiovascular disease, and ophthalmology. Information, http://www.synteract.com or (760) 268.8200. 

CONTACT: 
Beth Walsh 
beth@clearpointagency.com 
858-724-2500

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