Informatica Helps ICON Improve Clinical Trials Management System

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.,, March 6, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Informatica Corporation (Nasdaq:INFA), the world's number oneindependent provider of data integration software, todayannounced that ICON plc is improving the company's clinical trials and development process with Informatica. Bystandardizing on a best-in-class, multidomain Informatica MDM solution, this global provider of outsourceddevelopment services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology andmedical device industries is creating a consolidated and reliableview of business-critical data -- such as investigators and sites-- and the relationships between the data. This strategy isunleashing the potential of ICON's data: unlocking faster,better-informed decisions, including clinical trial planning, trialexecution services and improved reporting. 

Commenting on the Informatica MDM deployment, Andrew Thompson,vice president of technology, ICON, said, "Our business is allabout data. Informatica unlocks the potential of ICON's data,delivering 360-degree insights into, study and site related programactivities. This enables the company to continuously monitor theclinical trials process, optimize operations based on real-timealerts and data insights and mitigate risk. The ultimate outcome isincreased productivity."

ICON is one of a small group of organizations with the scale,range of services and expertise to conduct clinical trialsglobally. Some trials have several hundred patients, some haveseveral thousand and the trials can run for many years.

Informatica MDM helps ICON realize the potential of data with aconsolidated view of investigators and sites across the end-to-endclinical trials management spectrum. Now with a single view of aninvestigator, ICON has a much improved performance analysiscapability.   Improvement in future study initiation hasfollowed so that ICON delivers greater excellence in execution.

At the same time, the multidomain solution enables the companyto track site enrollment and performance more effectively andhighlight non-performing sites earlier. This helps ensure only highperformance sites participate in clinical trials. 

ICON chose Informatica following a rigorous selection process.The company concluded that Informatica MDM offers the broadestrange of capabilities, including deep penetration into the LifeSciences market; Pharma and Life Sciences domain support andinteroperability. Moreover, Informatica offers leading history,hierarchy and relationship management competences, together withpowerful support for data governance and data stewardship.

Dennis Moore, senior vice president and general manager of MDMat Informatica says, "In today's hyper-competitive and rapidlyevolving healthcare market, accurate information and effective drugdiscovery and clinical trials are the lifeblood of life sciencescompanies.  To succeed, life sciences organizations need anenterprise view of compound research across current and previoustrials. Informatica MDM delivers that single, 360-degree view ofthe clinical trials program, enabling companies like ICON toincrease efficiency and reduce costs."

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About ICON plc 

ICON plc is a global provider of outsourced development servicesto the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries.The company specializes in the strategic development, managementand analysis of programs that support clinical development -- fromcompound selection to Phase I-IV clinical studies. ICON currentlyhas over 10.300 employees, operating from 77 locations in 38countries. For more information, visit

About Informatica

Informatica Corporation (Nasdaq:INFA) is the world's number oneindependent provider of dataintegration software. Organizations around the world rely onInformatica to realize their informationpotential and drive top business imperatives. Informatica Vibe, theindustry's first and only embeddable virtual data machine (VDM),powers the unique "Map Once. Deploy Anywhere." capabilities of theInformatica Platform. Worldwide, over 5,000 enterprises depend onInformatica to fully leverage their information assets from devicesto mobile to social to big data residing on-premise, in the Cloud and across social networks. For moreinformation, call +1 650-385-5000 (1-800-653-3871 in the U.S.), orvisit with Informatica at,


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