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March 25th, 2014
ESTERN Medical CRO Appoints Clinical Trials Senior Executive Dr. Charles Schmidt, MD to Head Lead Scientific Global CRO, R&D & Consulting for Latin America

ESTERN Medical, , a therapeutically focused International Contract Research Organization (CRO) with a trusted scientific R&D knowledge for delivering reliable results, today announced the appointment of Dr. Charles Schmidt as the "Head Scientific Medical Advisor", based in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Dr. Schmidt will leverage his extensive clinical research background within the pharmaceutical & medical device and CRO industries to lead ESTERN Medical CRO & consulting unit in Latin America. This business unit is responsible for providing biopharmaceutical & medical device customers with world-class R&D in the areas of clinical drug development, medical devices, commercialization and regulatory submissions.

"Making informed decisions regarding product or portfolios clinical trials R&D development is just one of many challenges that pharmaceutical & medical device executives must address to remain competitive and maximize their return on investment," said Dr. Jorge Estrella, President & Chief Medical Officer at ESTERN Medical. "We're excited to have Dr. Schmidt on board to provide his expertise perspective in using new methods to increase clinical trial efficiency to expand the breadth of support to our customers. ESTERN Medical has continued to strengthen our CRO & consulting practices with a number of senior appointments, including Dr. Schmidt. His leadership and broad clinical, pharmaceutical & medical device background will be instrumental as we look to expand our integrated services model to include clinical development optimization and compliance. These additions, combined with our strategy, LATAM QA and regulatory practice areas, provide the complete framework to address our customers' most pressing business needs in Pharmaceutical development & medical device today."

Dr. Schmidt has more than 25 years' experience in the clinical, central lab, pharmaceutical, CRO & medical device industry. Prior to joining ESTERN Medical, he served as Head of Outsourcing at a major US & European biopharmaceutical companies at Abbott Labs, Quintiles, PRA International, Medpace & Eurotrials. Having worked for both, pharma & medical device companies and international CROs, Dr. Schmidt has broad industry expertise and has held senior management positions in a range of functions, including clinical project and operations management, clinical development, strategic business planning and international clinical affairs.

Dr. Schmidt is the founder & former president of the Brazilian Association of CROs (ABRACRO). Member of the board and Director of the Brazilian Association of Pharmaceutical Physicians (SBMF) and member of the steering committee of DIA Latin America on the discovery, development, evaluation and utilization of medicines and related health care technologies.

Dr. Schmidt received his Medical degree from the University Faculdade de Ciências Médicas da Santa Casa School of Medicine in Sao Paulo (Brazil) and did further medical and research training (Master and Doctorate degree) in Pediatrics & Infectious Diseases at the Universidad Federal de Sao Paulo in Brazil (UNIFESP). Addition to his clinical background, he received degree in Post-graduate Management at the Faculdade de Saúde Pública da USP Brazil. He is currently a professor & coordinator of the post-graduate program in clinical research at the University - Faculdade de Ciencias Medicas da Santa Casa in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

 
November 3, 2010
ESTERN Medical has relocated its regional Chilean Offices to the Newer Modern Section of Santiago at Edificio Torre del Parque Arauco II in Las Condes Section.

Boston, Massachusetts., As part of ESTERN Medical newer regional corporate business image and newer office re-structuring for 2010 relocation processes, ESTERN

 
August 26, 2010
ESTERN Medical is relocating its Mexico City Office to Torre del Angel into Reforma, Avenue.

Boston, Massachusetts., As part of ESTERN Medical corporate newer business office re-structure and organic relocation processes, ESTERN Medical will be moving to Torre del Angel building, located in the principal financial, government, commercial and hotel district of Mexico City downtown. This office overlooks the famous monument of independence "The Angel" one of the most representative landmarks in Mexico and worldwide. This strategic location allows ESTERN to have access to a wide variety of business flexibility to our business and clients.

Dr. Jorge Estrella MD., ESTERN Medical President & Chief Medical Officer, commented that ESTERN is modernizing its physical business structure to serve with more professionalism a more modern dynamism to our internal and external business clients.

 
June 21, 2010
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Boston MA, on May 11, 2010 in the hall of the Universidad del Rosario, took place on teachers, with the award "Juan Agust

 
June 2nd, 2010
ESTERN Medical Announces Restructure of Senior Management Appointments.

Boston, MA., ESTERN Medical. is pleased to announce new restructured Senior Management Appointments. Dr. Jorge Estrella MD, has been named to the position of President and Chief Medical Officer and Dr. Felix Butter MD, to Director Clinical Cardiovascular & Diagnostic Radiological Imaging.

The management transition was planned by the Senior Management of ESTERN and follows years of significant clinical trials of the companies strategic business successes under Dr. Estrella leadership and Dr. Butter, radiological diagnostic imaging clinical expertise. Dr. Butter most recently served as the company's Chief Medical Officer and Dr. Estrella as the President and Medical Director since 2002.

Dr. Estrella said, "I look forward to working with the ESTERNs management team in continuing to drive toward our vision of being a leader in the CRO management category. We have a proven track record of bringing innovative clinical trials and novel products to the market to our sponsors, and developing strategic partnerships where desired, as well as the people, resources and strategy to focus ESTERN Medical on high growth opportunities within the global Contract Research Organization.

The successful colleague partnership between Dr. Estrella and Dr. Butter allows us a smooth senior management transition as we move forward and execute against our business strategic priorities.

 
May 11, 2010
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