Life Science Insights to Present at POMA’s 10th Annual Meeting on Trends in Biopharmaceutical Outsourcing

FRAMINGHAM, MA – FEBRUARY 2, 2005 – Life Science Insights (LSI), the premier global market intelligence and advisory firm in the life sciences, today announced that Research Director Ellen Julian will present at the Pharmaceutical Outsourcing Management Associations' Trends in Biopharmaceutical Outsourcing conference to be held February 8 at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla At Aventine in San Diego.

Julian's presentation, "Outsourcing in Biotech and Big Pharma," Julian will provide audiences with data and analysis demonstrating why outsourcing is imperative to biotechnology companies and how both biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies are increasing their use of contract research and other outsourced services in order to cut costs, speed time to market, and obtain geographic reach not otherwise possible, among other benefits. As part of the pre-conference workshop on biotechnology outsourcing, the interactive discussion is scheduled from 11:00 to 11:45 am Pacific time.

A 12-year veteran of IDC, LSI's parent company, Julian manages research for "The CRO Ecosystem" special intelligence service (SIS), which covers the contract research marketplace and includes: competitive segmentation and differentiation of CROs by region; research highlighting trends in CRO alliances with IT vendors; offshore clinical research services; patient recruitment solutions; and the impact of global compliance regulations on clinical research. Julian's insight and analysis is sought regularly by top-tier industry trades and business publications. She is also a celebrated speaker at many industry events.

Whether you are an executive in a pharmaceutical or biotechnology company or a company that provides services and technology for clinical outsourcing, "The CRO Ecosystem" SIS provides invaluable resources to help with planning and validation of outsourcing strategy. For additional details on this or other Life Science Insights' information services for business executives, please contact Paul Hands at 508.988.6751.

About Life Science Insights, An IDC Company

Life Science Insights, an IDC Company, provides market research, analysis and consulting services to decision makers in life science markets. Clients include pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, contract research organizations (CROs), government research organizations and technology vendors. Life Science Insights' team of specialist analysts and consultants provide intelligence and advice on technology trends, key market drivers, and end-user intentions. Founded in January 2004, Life Science Insights is headquartered in Framingham, Mass. Visit for more information.