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Advarra and TransPerfect Form Strategic Language Services Partnership

January 31st, 2018

TransPerfect Life Sciences, a leading provider of technologies and services to support clinical trials and product development for the biopharmaceutical industry, today announced that it has been selected as the official language services provider for Advarra.

Advarra is North America’s premier provider of institutional review board (IRB), institutional biosafety committee (IBC), and global research compliance services. Formed by the merger of Chesapeake IRB and Schulman IRB, Advarra is able to leverage the combined strengths of the organizations across technology, regulatory expertise, and customer service to serve the increasingly complex needs associated with research.

The new agreement names TransPerfect as the strategic supplier of language services, including document translation, digital content localization, and interpretation services. TransPerfect had existing relationships with both Chesapeake and Schulman entities pre-merger that included language services as well as its Trial Interactive e-clinical and eTMF technology. The track record of success of those partnerships played a role in this larger contract for the post-merger organization.

“Throughout our partner selection process, TransPerfect was clearly the best choice and stood apart from the crowd in all areas,” said Jeff Wendel, President of Advarra. “Their proven ability to deliver high-quality work on aggressive timelines, as shown through their long-standing relationships with both Chesapeake IRB and Schulman IRB, will help Advarra immensely going forward as we are able to speed turnaround times and complete more reviews. Put simply, TransPerfect helps us be a better partner for our clients.”

Lisa Chan, TransPerfect Vice President and Executive Sponsor for the Advarra relationship, commented, “We are thrilled to have been chosen as Advarra’s strategic language services partner. Having worked alongside both Chesapeake IRB and Schulman IRB over the years, I’ve seen firsthand their commitment to their clients and lengths to which they go to deliver quality work. They are future-focused innovators, and I’m looking forward to closer collaboration between our two organizations to elevate the capabilities available to Advarra’s clients.”

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