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.

February 6, 2008
ESTERN Medical, new company Web site dynamic look.

Cambridge, MA ESTERN Medical restructures its company web site with a new image and a new innovative clinical approach and more user-friendly web navigation system for our clients to navigate and to learn even more about ESTERN Medical.

December 15, 2007
ESTERN Medical has just finished developing its database new clinical trials & business science data base.

Cambridge, MA ESTERN Medical has just completed its new database to provide access resource providing access to clinical trials and business science and information on diseases to acquired clinical trials sites that match your medical & geographical search criteria to succeed with the diverse inclusion and exclusion enrollment from physicians at leading academic medical centers in Latin America this a great advantage over other leading CRO competitors.

July 25, 2007
ESTERN Medical & Bracco Pharmaceuticals in Milan, Italy is in early business negotiations to expand into the Latin America market.

Munich, Germany ESTERN Medical is in early negotiations with Bracco Pharmaceuticals in Milan, Italy with their senior management in Milan to be part of the development Regulatory and Business Science strategy in the Latin America market in the CT, MRI contrast agents.

April 23, 2007
ESTERN Medical, New appointed Director Business Development Science.

Cambridge, MA, USA ESTERN Medical has integrated a new management team member Mr. Jorge Palma as the Director Business Development Science, Mr. Palma will be in charge of the business development, marketing and commercial global development for ESTERN Medical.

March 19, 2007
ESTERN Medical & NORAS Medical in Germany join forces over a clinical and business collaboration.

Munich, Germany ESTERN Medical and NORAS Medical in Wurzburg, Germany, the MRI Coil Company, has joined forces with ESTERN Medical to become the first company in the Americas to test NORAS multipurpose coil in Latin America so as to acquire clinical data for their upcoming 510k for the US FDA regulatory agency.

Additionally, ESTERN Medical and NORAS will be developing the business market plan for the distribution of NORAS Medical products for the Latin America market.

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