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Contact: Claire R. Wynters, Public Relations
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Roopali Tople named Lead Monitor for Criterium India.

Criterium’s Global Presence Enhanced with New Employee in Pune, India Office to join with US, South African, and European Operations.

(Saratoga Springs, NY - May 17, 2006) – The establishment of a data management center in the city of Pune, India has been the first step in the successful implementation of a strategy that has enabled Criterium to elevate its global profile and manage even larger amounts of data, while remaining faithful to an “information in real time” philosophy for its clients.

The next step in this process has been achieved by naming Ms. Roopali Tople as Special Projects Liaison and Lead Monitor for Criterium India. Ms. Tople joins Criterium with an M.B.A. in Biotechnology and Marketing from Pune University in 2004. Most recently, Ms. Tople brings a wealth of knowledge to our clinical research services as she has worked in multiple therapeutic areas including, Epilepsy Partial Onset Seizures, Osteoporosis, Parkinson’s disease, and Metastatic Breast Cancer, acquiring experience in site selection and site monitoring, as well as data clean up.

“Roopali comes to us with an enthusiastic attitude and varied clinical trial experience and marketing expertise”, comments Criterium President and Founder John M. Hudak “I believe that her ability to develop and implement an outreach strategy to new clients for our clinical services, plus oversee our global trials from India in conjunction with our other offices, enabling us to continue to capitalize on a tremendous population source for recruitment, will distinguish her employment at Criterium India.”

The office in India works directly with the teams in South Africa, The Netherlands and the United States. It also interfaces with our investigator sites world-wide. This multi-national approach to conducting a clinical trial has been an outstanding success for Criterium. With the proper use of technology and unified personnel, the data flow as well as the communication is seamless. The time difference between Criterium’s worldwide offices enables the team to provide 24-hour coverage on all projects.

Criterium’s India office is located at A1 Technology Park, Pune Software Park, MIDC Talwade, Pune – 412114. The telephone number is + 91 20 309 63542.

About Criterium, Inc.:

With headquarters in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., and offices worldwide, Criterium is a small global technology-based contract research organization that offers a unique mix of high-quality, innovative clinical-research solutions and communications tools to manage the entire clinical-research process from initial planning to approval. The biopharmaceutical, pharmaceutical, medical-device, and CRO industries benefit from Criterium’s expertise, high-value services and products, and high-end results. Founded in 1991, Criterium’s services are customized to fit each client’s specific needs, providing a seamless flow of data and information from the investigative site through Criterium back to the sponsor.