NEWS: PrimeVigilance and Sound Opinion join forces to create a leading Medical Information (MI) service provider

PrimeVigilance Press Release
PrimeVigilance and Sound Opinion join forces to create a leading Medical Information (MI) service provider.
London, UK – 26 May 2015: Ergomed plc, the parent company of PrimeVigilance, has acquired Sound Opinion, one of the UK’s leading Medical Information (MI) service providers.
Sound Opinion will be combined with PrimeVigilance existing MI business to form a comprehensive Medical Information service provider with seamless links as required to PrimeVigilance’s leading pharmacovigilance services and team of in-house medics.
Sound Opinion is a very well-established business which has been trading for over 18 years. It was the first UK Company to offer MI services as an outsourced model to pharmaceutical companies selling medicines in the UK.
The enlarged MI business has a well-established UK team and an extensive international footprint including native speakers in a number of European, Asian, Arabic and other languages. The medium term strategy is to continue expanding in the core UK and Ireland MI market, while strengthening the presence in mainland Europe. The current operational staff and management of Sound Opinion will remain with the business after completion.
Commenting on the deal, Neil Clark, Director of PrimeVigilance, said: “Medical Information is a very good fit with our leading presence in pharmacovigilance and drug safety and we are extremely pleased to join forces with Sound Opinion with its strong brand, focus on quality and existing client business. I would like to welcome the Sound Opinion staff and clients and look forward to working with them.”

 About Sound Opinion

 The medical information services offered by Sound Opinion cover out of hours and short term cover with the possibility of 24 hour cover. It also handles callers reaching the client switchboard transferred directly via a dedicated line to the duty Medical Information Officer (MIO) with a full and immediate response and can also provide support to companies in need of  medical writing and copy approval. Sound Opinion is well known and has a strong track record of over 18 years  experience  in the field of medical information services.

 About PrimeVigilance

 The pharmacovigilance  services offered by PrimeVigilance support essential regulatory and scientific elements  required to obtain and maintain a product license within Europe. This includes Qualified Persons,  a compliant PV System with robust Quality Management, consistent Adverse Event data capture, expedited reporting, literature screening, preparation of Periodic Safety Update Reports, signal detection and evaluation, benefit-risk assessment, Risk Management Planning, compliance auditing, support during crisis and ad hoc consulting assignments. PrimeVigilance also offers a multi-language Medical Information service. PrimeVigilance has grown organically since 2008 and now has approximately 150 staff employed in its main offices in Guildford UK, and Zagreb, Croatia, as well as an international network of consultants. PrimeVigilance is currently providing services across more than 100 countries.
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