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Press Releases Published on July 18, 2018

Anju Software Continues to Build the Next Generation Life Science Software and Data Platform Through Acquisition of MDCPartners

NEW YORK–Anju Software Inc., a life sciences software platform backed by Providence Equity Partners, has acquired Antwerp-based MDCPartners, a company that specializes in business intelligence data solutions for clinical trial optimization, medical expert identification and competitive intelligence.

“MDCPartners will enable Anju to provide additional value added solutions to pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device companies. This acquisition strengthens Anju’s current product portfolio and can now provide up-to-date comprehensive data for Medical Expert Engagement and Clinical Trial Optimization. MDC, which is based in Belgium, also provides us with operations in Europe to better service our global customers,” said Mr. Kurien Jacob, CEO of Anju Software.

“Anju’s approach and philosophy provides us with financial strength and scale as well as additional resources to support our growth strategy and guide our clients over the long-term,” added Mireille De Cré, co-founder and CEO of MDCPartners.

“With the acquisition of MDCPartners, Anju continues its accelerated growth within the Medical Affairs and clinical trial sectors. Anju is now recognized as an emerging leader in the life science software industry, providing end-to-end software solutions that help customers manage mission critical pharma processes and turn data into actionable insights. We continue to be impressed with what the Anju management team, led by CEO Kurien Jacob, has been able to achieve in a short period of time,” said Gopi Vaddi, Managing Director of Providence Strategic Growth.

Snell and Wilmer acted as legal counsel to Anju and Madison Park Group acted as financial advisors to Anju on the transaction.

About Anju Software

Anju Software is a leading provider of comprehensive software solutions to the life sciences industry. The Company provides an integrated platform spanning clinical, medical affairs and after-market functions for pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device companies and clinical research organizations. Anju was founded by a group of operating professionals with deep software domain expertise and intent on building the next generation platform for the life sciences sector. Over the past two years, Anju has acquired five companies:

  • Online Business Applications – Market leader in medical information solutions and pharmacovigilance
  • OpenQ – Solutions for key opinion leader (KOL) engagement and management
  • ClinPlus – Provider of comprehensive electronic data capture (EDC), clinical trials management software (CTMS), electronic trial master file (eTMF) solutions
  • Sylogent – Clinical data capture and publishing planning solutions
  • MDCPartners – Business intelligence solutions

Anju Software is a portfolio company of Providence Strategic Growth, the growth equity affiliate of Providence Equity Partners, a global private equity firm with over $57 billion in capital under management.

About MDCPartners

MDCPartners provides business intelligence solutions for clinical trial optimization, medical expert identification and competitive intelligence. With deep expertise in the fields of data mining, semantic processing and engineering, MDC provides its clients with event-based tools to monitor and analyze an ever-expanding world of public and private data. With their proprietary data solutions, users can transform millions of scattered data points into a robust snapshot of a therapeutic area. MDC combines its expertise in drug development processes with its unique IT architecture to provide cost effective information solutions to the pharmaceutical and biotech industry. MDCPartners offers a product suite that includes: ta-Scan, a web-based data platform that helps users monitor, aggregate, and analyze regulatory data, trial data and expert profiles; normScan: web-based standards tracking tool tailored to clients’ product range; and Real World Solutions; a tool allowing the depiction of external client data merged with information from a public data cloud.

About Providence Equity

Providence is a premier global private equity firm with more than $57 billion in capital under management. Providence pioneered a sector-focused approach to private equity investing with the vision that a dedicated team of industry experts could build exceptional companies of enduring value. Since the firm’s inception in 1989, Providence has invested in more than 160 companies and is a leading equity investment firm focused on the media, communications, education and information industries. Providence is headquartered in Providence, RI, and also has offices in New York and London. For more information, please visit www.provequity.com.

Contacts

Anju Software
Kurien Jacob, +1 480-326-2358
kurien@anjusoftware.com

MDCPartners
Mireille De Cré
mireille.decre@mdcpartners.be

Providence Equity 
Sard Verbinnen & Co
Andrew Cole / Kelsey Markovich
Prov-SVC@SARDVERB.COM
+1 212-687-8080

View Business Wire press release: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180621005656/en/Anju-Software-Continues-Build-Generation-Life-Science

SCOPE 2018 ta-Scan

Press Releases Published on February 12, 2018

MDCPartners announces 2018 innovation strategy this week at SCOPE Summit in Orlando (FL)

At the 9th annual SCOPE Summit, taking place in Orlando (Florida) this week, MDCPartners will present their two latest innovative designs to the public: ta-Scan Podium and InterSect. ta-Scan Podium is an online tablet application for Clinical Ops, Medical Affairs teams, and Medical Science Liaisons that enables users to find full profiles of all relevant Key Opinion Leaders and Key External Experts. InterSect is a desktop application that interfaces with the entire ta-Scan database on a semantic level. This unique query tool allows users to overlap internal data with the ta-Scan database and match and correlate the data in the system.

Both new innovative technologies are based on the organization’s well-known clinical business intelligence solution ta-Scan and its Semantic Search System. The patented Trial Cloud® and web mining software of ta-Scan, which is the largest semantically linked clinical database available on the web, combined with its powerful search capabilities, allow users to quickly find and analyze clinical data from multiple global public sources. The effortless delivery of in-depth and clear insights into any data point in the database is what classifies these tools as digital innovations.

This year’s SCOPE summit will focus on stimulating innovation, change, and personalized solutions to improve the clinical trial process. With hot topics such as clinical technology and innovation and artificial intelligence in clinical research, it’s important for exhibitors to stay on top of these latest developments. Where MDCPartners’ focus in the previous years was more on the introduction of new features and developments, this year it has shifted to more personalized solutions, with new modules being completely customizable to integrate private data.

“As a company which provides clinical intelligence, we believe it is crucial to gain greater insights into therapeutic area landscapes by using innovative and personalized solutions. That’s why we collaborate with our clients to answer the business questions they need. The goal of creating these new modules is not only to increase work efficiency, but also to make decision making more transparent and interoperable,” says CEO Mireille De Cré. MDCPartners will introduce the full product portfolio at the SCOPE summit and provide top pharma executives with private sessions to test and use the products live.

View GlobeNewswire press release: http://inpublic.globenewswire.com/releaseDetails.faces?rId=2168008

ta-Scan Podium Mobile Semantic Search Expert Profiling

Press Releases Published on December 22, 2017

MDCPartners Introduces Medical Expert Search Tool for Biopharma with New “ta-Scan Podium” App

MDCPartners introduces ta-Scan Podium, an online application for Clinical Ops, Medical Affairs teams and Medical Science Liaisons. The technology is based on the organization’s well-known clinical business intelligence solution ta-Scan, which effortlessly delivers in-depth and clear profiles of all relevant Key Opinion Leaders and Key External Experts. The application also categorizes these expert profiles by their medical relevance and professional credentials. The ranking is based on the experts’ past and current clinical research activity and their experience levels within various disease areas.

The growing need for a user-friendly and up-to-date database of expert profiles led to the development of ta-Scan Podium. This mobile enterprise tool compresses hours of internet searching to a few clicks.

“Increasing scrutiny how pharma engages with therapeutic leaders has created a new demand in selection and evidence-based approaches to rank KOLs by fair market value,” commented David Cocker, Chief Scientific Officer at MDCPartners. ta-Scan Podium is powered by ta-Scan’s semantic search system: a user types in some medical filters, and ta-Scan Podium returns a list of potential KOL names, their rank, and therapeutic relevance. Tapping the résumé icon reveals a full profile. The patented Trial Cloud® and web mining software of ta-Scan, which is the largest semantically linked clinical database available on the web, combined with its powerful search capabilities, allows users to quickly find and analyze clinical expert data from multiple global public sources.

This new mobile application is a milestone in the product portfolio of MDCPartners. As a company which provides clinical intelligence and consultancy, MDCPartners believes it is crucial to gain greater insights into the therapeutic area expert landscape.

ta-Scan Podium Mobile Semantic Search Expert Profiling

View GlobeNewswire press release: http://inpublic.globenewswire.com/releaseDetails.faces?rId=2157986

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