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Pharma Clients Once Again Extend and Expand Contracts with Skila

Pharmaceutical companies must do more with less, and as a result are turning to Skila to find better ways to collaborate around key business processes and workflows.

Morris Plains, NJ, October 28, 2010 --( Over the past decade, pharmaceutical and life sciences companies have had to navigate a challenging and rapidly changing environment, working with external forces that demand new accountability and quicker response in order to produce globally. Professionals within the life science companies that work with key experts have been dissatisfied with the limited ability to get comprehensive and updated information about the key players in their field, while those that work in product launches want fast and easy access to critical launch-related knowledge and recommended action due to uncertainties in the market.

Pharmaceutical companies must do more with less, and as a result are turning to Skila to find better ways to collaborate around key business processes and workflows.

Skila introduced the iKOL solution late last year, an on-demand identification tool of more than 3.8 million thought leaders, investigators and researchers. Within weeks of the iKOL solution launch, clients signed up to take advantage of this powerful tool. These top pharma early adopters recently expanded the original contracts and have extended the license of the iKOL solution for another year. The extension of terms and expansion of scope allows these clients to continue to make better decisions with real-time knowledge of every expert’s cited work and research activity, discover networks of who collaborates with whom, and uncover rising stars and emerging experts.

Skila also efficiently responded to the lack of fast access and limited transparency in launching products by introducing Launch Readiness, the single touchpoint for facilitating launch preparation and readiness activities across the globe. Within a year of the Launch Readiness release, Skila is proud to be announcing the expansion of the Launch Readiness solution for a third product launch at a top tier pharma company. This expansion confirms how the trusted technology, advisory and managed services supplied by Skila allows clients to increase functionality, address challenges and enable communications to reach goals.

“The iKOL™ solution fills a big gap for marketing, medical and clinical clients. It is inevitable that once on-board, clients continue with this solution offering,” says Simon Mason, Chief Operations Officer, Skila. “The expansion of our Launch Readiness to a third product launch team within the same organization reinforces the value that the solution delivers to our clients on a consistent and regular basis. It testifies to the quality and service of the products Skila offers, and reflects the strong satisfaction and continued confidence in Skila products by these important clients.”

About the Skila iKOL Solution
Skila’s iKOL solution is the on-demand identification tool of life science professionals that allows users to identify and validate experts, thought leaders, investigators and researchers. The Skila iKOL solution provides clients real-time, web-based knowledge Intelligrated from more than 50 sources including global and local publications, clinical trials, congresses and associations, covering more than a decade of information. Users manipulate the tool to filter by diseases, areas of interest, locations and more. The network tool allows users to understand who collaborates with whom and the strength and length of their relationships. Saved searches and custom lists allow users to discover links to thousands of locations, affiliations and areas of interest.

About Skila Launch Readiness
The Skila Launch Readiness solution offers the software, process and services to help headquarters and countries maximize the effectiveness of their product launches. It allows users to manage critical workflows and collaboration from a single touchpoint to ensure fast and open communication. The launch readiness solution leverages learning across countries and provides corporate transparency to manage and measure real-time results.

Contact Information
Skila, a Sela2 Company
Naomi Avraham
(973) 889-1300

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