Leading India-based CRO, Signs Pristima XD and Savante Software Licensing Agreement with Xybion Corporation

This agreement is the conclusion of an exhaustive search by JRF Global to find a best-of-breed preclinical solution that would best serve its business needs and requirements. As a result, JRF Global will leverage Pristima’s core components, such as Clinical Pathology, Animal Room, Necropsy Room, and Histopathology to support its pre-clinical laboratory services.

Xybion will provide Pristima  XD and Savante Software to support JRF Global’s AAALAC and OECD GLP accredited research facility. In addition, Pristima® will be interfaced to support real-time communications with clinical pathology instruments at JRF Global through interfaces and file import for legacy instruments.

“JRF Global was looking for a comprehensive software solution, which would align with our core values of reliability, innovation, and integrity and enhance our staff productivity while optimizing our pre-clinical operations,” stated by Dr. Abhay Deshpande, CEO of JRF Global. “We went through a thorough analysis of requirements mapping and we found that Xybion’s partnership and their industry-leading Pristima XD software platform is the right solution fit for our organization.”

Carlos Frade, Vice President of Preclinical R&D Solutions at Xybion expressed confidence in this partnership stating, “We are excited about being selected by JRF Global for our pre-clinical solution suite. With Xybion’s decades of expertise in the pre-clinical market and deployment of our Pristima XD and Savante solutions, I am certain that JRF Global will accrue immense benefits, supporting their mission of Quality Science & Integrity in Research.”

Xybion’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Pradip Banerjee went on to say “We look forward to a long-term relationship with JRF Global, to support their global reach of preclinical research services. At Xybion, we strive to earn the trust and support of our clients and create a lasting position of a valued partner.” Dr. Banerjee continued, “This partnership is another indication that Xybion’s reputation continues to grow globally as we seek to set an industry benchmark for preclinical solutions in the APAC market.”

About Xybion Corporation
Xybion is the leading provider of software, services, and consulting for global corporations operating in highly regulated industries. Our unique solutions focus on regulatory compliance, GRC, quality management, GLP, integrated preclinical lab management, early-stage drug discovery, content migration, and systems validation. Xybion specializes in helping companies improve their overall compliance processes and provides a complete view of organizational risk across global organizational models.

Xybion’s combination of software, business process management, services, validation, and staffing enable us to cover a broad spectrum of critical business needs for companies and we deliver our solutions on a global scale. Since its founding in 1977, Xybion Corporation has supported, through software, services, and consulting, 100% of the top 20 global life sciences companies. Our leadership in this dynamic and ever-changing industry has been a cornerstone of our high-value reputation.

About Jai Research Foundation
Established as a Research Laboratory in 1977, Jai Research Foundation is the leading pre-clinical Contract Research Organization in Asia, with its facilities at Valvada, near Vapi, Gujarat, India. JRF Global’s research facility is accredited by AAALAC as well as the Committee for the Purpose of Control and Supervision of Experiments on Animals (35/1999/CPCSEA) concerning the humane and ethical treatment of laboratory animals. JRF Global was endorsed for compliance with OECD principles of GLP in 1996 by the GLP Monitoring authority of the Government of the Netherlands. JRF Global is now certified by NGCMA (GLC/C-0031), post India’s entry into the OECD MAD (Mutual Acceptance of Data) council, as a full adherent since 2011.

The facility comprises of over 158,000 sq. ft. of floor space accommodating dedicated laboratories for Toxicology from India, and another 50,000 sq. ft. for Product chemistry, Analytical, Bioanalytical, and Residue Chemistry, Ecotoxicology, Environmental fate, and metabolism studies, offered from India, the US, and Japan. Their expertise spans in vitro as well as in vivo safety studies with a specialization in inhalation and reproductive toxicity, as well as challenging analytical solutions. JRF Global believes remaining at the forefront of meeting the new regulatory studies in Asia. They were the first CRO in Asia to launch and the complete bouquet of in vitro eye, skin as well as kinetic studies for dermal absorption and penetration, as well as Tier I Endocrine Disruption suite.

Heidi Krueger

Head of Quality Assurance

Heidi leads Xybion’s Quality Assurance practice. She has over 20 years’ experience in designing and implementing quality assurance policies. Since joining Xybion in 2000, Heidi worked with several clients to design quality policies and ensure compliance. She is responsible to hosting Xybion customer audits. Heidi has a BA degree in Biology from The King’s College.

James Castonguay

Product Technology Lead

James provides leadership to Xybion quality management systems including product design, development and client delivery. James started working with Xybion in 2002 in its Canadian division. He is now managing product delivery from the United States. James has a master’s degree in mathematics and minor in informatics from the University of Sherbrook, Quebec, Canada.

Dave Chiaramonte

Enterprise Assets and HSE Leader
Dave brings diverse and deep expertise to his leadership role as the leader of Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) and Employee Health & Safety line of business. Dave has over twenty years of experience within the Information Technology industry including development, implementation and integration of complex Enterprise Systems in large corporate environments. He is a highly regarded technology leader in IBM’s Maximo Asset Management Product implementation. Dave worked with BMS and Dupont pharmaceuticals before joining Xybion in 2004.

Tom Klapmuts

Digital Lab Solution Leader

Tom provides leadership in design, delivery and revenue growth of Xybion digital lab solutions. He is an experienced client solutions manager with a demonstrated history of working with many clients globally to solve their business problems. Tom has training in U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Good Laboratory Practice (GLP), Life Sciences, CRO Management, and Clinical Development. Before joining Xybion, Tom worked for pharmaceutical companies such as Merck and Schering Plough. Tom is a Purdue university alumnus.

Priya Rajesh

Head of Sales: APAC | Head of Operations: India

Priya is responsible for Xybion business growth in APAC region. She brings over two decades of experience in Business Consulting and Operations Management. Her deep expertise in diversified areas, including strategic alliance and partnership management, diversity and inclusivity initiatives and employee development, will amplify Xybion’s global strategic relationships and will strengthen the company’s executive leadership in India. In her last role at Conduent, she served as Director-Marketing & Bid Management. Prior to this, Priya has worked with Infosys and Covansys (now CSC). Priya holds degrees in microbiology & health management.

Raji Bijur

Head of Quality Control & CSV

Raji leads Xybion Quality Control function. She has over 22 years of experience in software quality management, CSV, SQA, software process & KPI development and industry benchmarking. She has strong process implementation knowledge including ISO, CMMI, Agile, Scrum, Six Sigma, Lean. Certified CSQA, CSV, GCP, and GAMP. Raji has led implementation of QC processes in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) projects. Before coming to Xybion in 2019, she worked with IQVIA (Former Quintiles), Infosys, Aris Global, Mphasis and serving clients across different market segments. Raji has a bachelor’s degree in information science & technology and MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.

Bob Friedman

Chief Solution Architect

Bob Friedman has over 25 years of experience in Preclinical information systems at Xybion Corporation as a developer, development manager and Chief Solution Architect. He has been an active member of the CDISC SEND standards consortium for five years as well as the PhUSE / FDA Industry Collaboration. Bob has previously worked for Synthes Orthopedics, NYU Medical Center and the New York State Department of Health. He has a master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Gokul Panda

Head of Platform and Product Development

Gokul is the Head of Platform and Product Development, responsible for developing new and critical platforms and products. He has over 20 years of enterprise software development in the life sciences industry and related fields. Gokul holds both a Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree in Engineering from the Indian Institute of Engineering, Science, and Technology. Gokul’s unrivaled expertise in enterprise software architecture and solutions provides Xybion’s clients with leading product functionality, innovation, and platform stability.

Anu Roy

Chief Solutions Delivery Officer

Anu manages project delivery and relationship. She has over 18 years of Life Sciences industry and IT services experience. Anu has a strong track record of designing and developing digital solutions, management consulting, quality & compliance Management, CLM, process & key metrics design, program execution & improvement and account management. Anu is a recipient of the STEM WOC ‘Technology Rising Star ‘by US Women’s magazine in 2014. She has received several other awards including Infosys Consulting Architect Award for outstanding achievement in 2011, RCL Crown Golden Brain Award in 2013. Anu is a guest columnist at Pharmaceutical Compliance Monitor and published in several international business magazines. Anu has a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry and MBA in marketing.

Keith Dempsey

Chief Information Officer

Keith Dempsey has joined Xybion as our global CIO. He brings 20+ years of progressive Information Technology experience from Merck, AIG, Barclays and PriceWaterhouse. Focusing his career on building global strategies that capitalize on progressive technologies that scale in accordance to realized business growth. His experiences range from introducing new technologies that facilitated a competitive advantage for Merck, introduced new and scalable technologies for AIG Investments, and created progressive global organizational improvements for Barclay’s Capital. Keith has a degree in Chemical Engineering from Clarkson University and an MBA from William Paterson University.

Steve Porfano

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Steve manages Xybion corporate function which includes Finance, HR, Legal and QA. Steve joined Xybion in 1989 as Corporate Controller and was promoted to Chief Financial Officer in 1991. As Chief Financial Officer, Steve is responsible for the establishment, enhancement, coordination and administration of the Company’s financial systems, internal controls, and related areas. Additionally, he is the corporate liaison to the Company’s bank, independent certified public accounting firm and governmental compliance and financial auditors.

Kamal Biswas

President & Chief Operating Officer

Kamal joined Xybion as its President and Chief Operating Officer in 2018. He is an acknowledged leader in the life sciences industry and has over 20 years’ experience in management consulting and pharmaceutical business. Very recently, Kamal was a Partner and leader of the global Life Sciences practice at Infosys Consulting. Before that, he spent several years working with pharma companies including Novartis Pharma and Ciba Geigy to manage manufacturing and late-stage R&D functions.

Pradip K. Banerjee, Ph.D., MBA

Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Banerjee is an entrepreneurial senior executive with 30+ years of in-depth experience in the global Life Sciences, Healthcare and Services industry in global operations, strategic management, business development, investments and new ventures creation, M&A and Buy-outs. Prior to acquiring Xybion in 2008, Pradip served as President and CEO of Science Center in Philadelphia focused on creating, incubating, managing and investing in science based new companies. He was the Partner-in-Charge of the pharmaceutical Research & Development unit of Accenture where he created the R&D consulting unit and had grown it to become $100+ million worldwide business. Dr. Banerjee holds a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MBA from the Wharton Business School of University of Pennsylvania.

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