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Wayne, PA, United States, 2006/03/26 - CEO & Chairman Jim Walker of Octagon Research Solutions announced today that Mr. Alan Horgan has been named as the company’s Chief Operating Officer (COO).
CEO & Chairman Jim Walker of Octagon Research Solutions, Inc. a pioneer and leader in the electronic transformation of clinical R&D in the life sciences industry, announced today that Mr. Alan Horgan has been named as the company’s Chief Operating Officer (COO). This new position is designed to drive the company's expansive domestic and international growth, and reaffirm its commitment to the highest levels of professionalism and customer support.
Mr. Horgan, a pharmaceutical industry veteran with over 25 years of experience was most recently Group Vice-President, Late Stage Development, at MDS Pharma Services, a division of MDS Inc. At MDS Pharma Services, Mr. Horgan was directly responsible for Global Clinical Development and Global Central Laboratories with revenues in excess of 150 million and with over 1700 employees in 23 countries.
“I have never been more excited about an opportunity as I am here with Octagon,” commented Mr. Horgan, “The chance to help build upon the already stellar success of this rapidly growing company is a challenge that I look forward to taking on immediately.”
Mr. Horgan’s previous experience also includes being Corporate Senior Vice-President and President, Clinical Development at Covance, Inc. where he headed up Clinical Development on a global basis, with over 1600 staff on three continents.
“Every facet of our business is growing rapidly, and we needed to expand our global talent roster to perpetuate the significant momentum that we generated in 2005," said Octagon’s CEO Jim Walker. "Today's appointment reaffirms our commitment to the proper growth and success of Octagon. Alan’s years of industry experience and relationships make him a perfect candidate to help.
About Octagon Research Solutions, Inc.
Octagon is a leading process-centric solutions provider that offers a suite of regulatory, clinical, process and IT solutions to the life sciences industry. Octagon synchronizes processes and increases automation to reduce island-to-island inefficiencies within the clinical research and development process. We leverage the power of electronic submissions through cross-functional eSub expertise, a holistic process approach, deep domain knowledge and integrated solutions. Octagon is headquartered in Wayne, PA, with offices in Boston, MA, Costa Mesa, CA, and European headquarters in Amersham, UK.