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Medidata Solutions to Discuss Global Electronic Trials at DIA European Clinical Data Management Conference; Chief Medical Officer Ed Ikeguchi to Highlight Challenges and Opportunities of Deploying eClinical Solutions Across Multinational Studies.

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 -- Medidata Solutions, a global provider of electronic clinical data capture, management and reporting solutions, today announced that Chief Medical Officer and Co-Founder Ed Ikeguchi will be presenting at the upcoming Drug Information Association (DIA) 15th Annual European Clinical Data Management Conference, "Four Worlds - One Vision: Delivering Quality Data Effectively," to be held November 6-9, 2005 at the Prague Congress Centre in the Czech Republic Czech Republic, Czech Česká Republika (2005 est. pop. 10,241,000), republic, 29,677 sq mi (78,864 sq km), central Europe. It is bordered by Slovakia on the east, Austria on the south, Germany on the west, and Poland on the north. .

Ikeguchi's presentation, "Global Trials - Challenge or Opportunity?," is scheduled for Wednesday, November 9th at 2:30 p.m., and will highlight several case studies that demonstrate global deployment of EDC EDC

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 software across several multinational studies. Attendees will learn about the challenges and opportunities involved when attempting to apply EDC on a global basis, including cultural differences, regulatory nuances and hosting.

This year's "Four Worlds - One Vision" conference was designed to explore the interface and integration of clinical data management, eClinical information technology and validation. In addition to Ikeguchi's presentation, Medidata Solutions will be demonstrating its Rave 5.4 electronic clinical data management solution at stand #32.

As one of Medidata's founders and the company's Chief Medical Officer, Ikeguchi focuses on regulatory compliance and 21 CFR CFR

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Prior to forming Medidata Solutions in 2000, Ikeguchi served as assistant professor of clinical urology urology

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 at Columbia University Columbia University, mainly in New York City; founded 1754 as King's College by grant of King George II; first college in New York City, fifth oldest in the United States; one of the eight Ivy League institutions.  and held hospital appointments at Columbia Presbyterian, Helen Hayes Hospital and White Plains Hospitals Center. Ikeguchi has served as a clinical investigator A clinical investigator involved in a clinical trial is responsible for ensuring that an investigation is conducted according to the signed investigator statement, the investigational plan, and applicable regulations; for protecting the rights, safety, and welfare of subjects under  in numerous trials sponsored by both the industry and NIH "Not invented here." See digispeak.

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, with experience in technology-based processes related to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Ikeguchi received his B.S. in Chemistry from Fordham University Fordham University (fôr`dəm), in New York City; Jesuit; coeducational; founded as St. John's College 1841, chartered as a university 1846; renamed 1907. Fordham College for men and Thomas More College for women merged in 1974.  and his M.D. from Columbia University's College of Physicians & Surgeons.

About the Drug Information Association

With more than 22,000 members worldwide, the Drug Information Association (DIA) is the premier member driven organization encompassing the full continuum of disciplines in the pharmaceutical and related industries. The mission of the DIA is to serve and develop members by providing a neutral, global forum that promotes the exchange of information critical to professional performance and achievement. For further information, please visit

About Medidata Solutions Worldwide

Medidata Solutions helps the world's leading pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies realize the maximum potential value from their clinical research investments. Working with companies large and small, Medidata Solutions helps accelerate the process of bringing life-enhancing treatments to market - on five continents and in more than 70 countries. Innovative process design, technology and services can streamline clinical trials by providing early visibility to clinical data for faster decision-making, optimized resources and lower execution risk. Medidata Solutions' broad client base and deep clinical experience provide value for the world's leading pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies, expertise in more than 20 therapeutic areas, projects in Phase I, II, III, IV, registries and surveillance, and studies with thousands of investigators and tens-of-thousands of subjects. To learn more about Medidata Solutions, please visit
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