Press Release

  • For Immediate Release
  • 6/8/04

APT, Inc. and Scientific Software Tools, Inc. Enter Co-Marketing Agreement

Secure and compliant Investigative site technology assessment tool improves clinical study start-up for pharmaceutical companies, CROs and e-clinical providers

MEDIA, PA June 8, 2004 - Scientific Software Tools, Inc. (SST), a leader in the area of technology enabling software and services for clinical trials, and APT, Inc., the developer of WebtrialZ, a professional and compliant hosting service for pharmaceutical information systems, announces that APT, Inc. has selected VISTA, the site technology assessment tool, as an added service for its WebtrialZ clients and that SST will utilize WebtrialZ services for hosting VISTA implementations that require a secure compliant environment.

The two companies have entered into a non-exclusive co-marketing agreement. Richard McSweeney, Director, Sales and Marketing for APT explains,

“Initially SST approached us as a potential customer for our hosting and deployment services. Once we saw VISTA, we realized that this was a tool that could add significant value to our clients. Many of our customers deploy clinical applications across hundreds of physical locations. Knowing in advance that the computer systems at these locations will be able to support the application is key”.

Dr. Roy Furman, co-founder and CTO of SST, Inc adds, “WebtrialZ provides the professionally managed and validated environment many of our clients require.  We look forward to working with APT to provide solutions that ease the functional and regulatory barriers to e-technology adoption in clinical trials”.

About APT Inc.

APT is an Information Technology consulting services company based in Allentown, PA. APT's wide range of services specializing in the pharmaceutical, manufacturing and power generation markets make them a leader in the delivery of high performance, high availability computing and network services. Founded in 1995, APT is a closely held company providing products and services to customers in the Mid-Atlantic region and throughout North America.

About WebtrialZSM Services

APT's WebtrialZ services are a specialized set of services oriented toward hosting of Pharmaceutical applications including Clinical, Adverse Event, and other Pharmaceutical Industry Information Systems in a 21 CFR Part 11 compliant environment.

For more information on WebtrialZ, visit http://www.WebtrialZ.com -- and for more information on APT, visit http://www.aptconsulting.com or call 1-888-2-GET-APT.

About Scientific Software Tools, Inc.

Headquartered in suburban Philadelphia, and founded in 1988, Scientific Software Tools, Inc. has earned a reputation for delivering reliable, innovative solutions on time and within budget. SST's customers include pharmaceutical, CRO, data acquisition and healthcare companies.

About VISTA

VISTA is a web-based application that removes time, cost and inaccuracies from the investigative site technology assessment process.  Designed with non-technical users in mind, potential investigative sites log in to a password-controlled site, click a button, and all of the machine specifications (hardware, software, internet connectivity, security) are automatically captured and reported. Identify problem sites before they become problems, improve support and trouble-shooting, and manage the security of your data over the study life cycle.

For information regarding VISTA and how it may help sponsors, CROs, technology providers and investigators go to or www.vistasurveys.com.

For more information contact: Elise Furman, Scientific Software Tools, 1023 East Baltimore Pike, Suite 100, Media, PA 19063.

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