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Michael Smyth Joins TransPerfects Senior Management Team


Tuesday, 23 June, 2009

Life Sciences Solutions Division Welcomes Smyth's Biopharmaceutical and CRO Experience

--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TransPerfect, the world's premier provider of language services and solutions to the life sciences industry, today announced the appointment of Michael Smyth as General Manager of its Life Sciences Solutions division. TransPerfect Life Sciences Solutions provides expert technology consulting and customized solutions tailored for pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, and CRO clients.

"I am excited to be joining TransPerfect and to be combining my clinical development and technology background with TransPerfect's life sciences solutions. TransPerfect provides global solutions that help biopharmaceutical and medical device companies and CROs communicate on the development and marketing of products," says Smyth.

Michael brings to TransPerfect over 17 years of life sciences experience focusing specifically on clinical development for Merck and Quintiles, and most recently, he served as Vice President, Trial Management Solutions, with Perceptive Informatics (formerly ClinPhone).

"We are thrilled to have Michael join the TransPerfect team," says Co-CEO of TransPerfect, Phil Shawe. "With his industry background and clinical experience, we will be well-positioned to maintain our leadership status in the life sciences sector."

About TransPerfect

Founded in 1992, TransPerfect has grown into the world’s largest privately held provider of language and business solutions to the life sciences industry with more than 50 offices and 1,100 employees worldwide.

With a quality management system certified both to ISO 9001:2000 and EN 15038-2006, TransPerfect provides highly accurate translation of technical scientific documentation across all sub-sectors of the life sciences industry. Offering a robust suite of translation memory, content management, and collaborative technologies like GlobalLink™ and Trial Interactive™, TransPerfect is a true end-to-end globalization solution, from pre-clinical and clinical development through regulatory approval, commercialization, and beyond. www.transperfect.com

About TransPerfect Trial Interactive™
Trial Interactive is TransPerfect’s secure, web-based, collaborative solution that streamlines the clinical development and pharmacovigilance processes. By enabling online translation management as well as document sharing among sponsors, CROs, vendor partners, and investigative site personnel, Trial Interactive reduces costs and saves time during the start-up, ongoing maintenance, and close-out phases of clinical trials. www.trialinteractive.com