PRA Expands Operations in Europe and Middle East

By Pra International, PRNE
Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Continued Growth Prompts New Office Openings

RALEIGH, North Carolina, February 9, 2011 - PRA International, a leading Clinical Research Organization, announces
the opening of new offices in Israel and the Ukraine to accommodate the
firm's continued global expansion and enhance our offerings for clients. This
growth demonstrates PRA's commitment to meet the increased demand for
services in the Middle East and Eastern Europe.

PRA's Israel office is conveniently located in Tel Aviv and will enhance
local staff members' availability to provide services in this area to our
clients. PRA established an initial presence in Israel in 2007 through
partnerships with local contractors. As demand increased, the company began
hiring employees to advance operational capabilities there. Over the past
several years, PRA has built a staff of 17 full-time employees, including
clinical research associates, clinical team managers and various other
positions needed to conduct full-service Phase II through IV clinical trials.

In the Ukraine, PRA has established an office in Kiev. Located in the
business district of Podil, the facility is ideally situated to provide
quality clinical research services in the country. PRA currently employs 15
staff members in the Ukraine, including 10 clinical research associates. With
a population of nearly 50 million, the Ukraine has emerged as an attractive
location for global studies.

"We are pleased to be able to provide an increased level of staffing
through new offices in these two countries," said Dr. Ludger Langer, PRA's
Vice President of Clinical Operations in Europe, Asia-Pacific and Africa.
"These facilities bolster our offerings by providing centralized support for
local teams to serve our clients in these regions."

In addition to enhancing PRA's abilities to manage a broad range of
clinical trials across varying therapeutic indications, the new facilities
further strengthen the company's global presence.

About PRA

PRA conducts clinical trials across all therapeutic areas in more than 80
countries and provides services in all phases of clinical development through
its 39 global offices.

PRA's therapeutic expertise, global reach and project experience combined
with its extensive local knowledge and differentiating philosophy-THE
PERSONAL ELEMENT- enable its project teams to deliver consistent and on-time
performance. This unique PRA philosophy recognizes that true client service
comes only from trained, empowered and dedicated employees who are encouraged
to be innovative and to use their personal commitment to accelerate the
development life cycle.

To learn more about PRA International, please visit, email or call our
Global Headquarters at +1-919-786-8200.

Roger Boutin, Director of Marketing, PRA International, Inc., +1-434-951-3924

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