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Last modified: Tuesday, April 27, 2010

IURTC names life sciences entrepreneur Ping Poulsen to board of directors

April 27, 2010

INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana University Research & Technology Corp. (IURTC) today announced that entrepreneur Ping Poulsen, president and chief executive officer of Safis Solutions, will join IURTC's board of directors.

Safis Solutions, which Poulsen founded in 2002, assists pharmaceutical, medical device and biotech companies worldwide in meeting global health authority requirements by providing consultation services in the areas of regulatory approval, quality compliance, validation and information technology services.

Poulsen has experience leading projects to combat cardiovascular, infectious, oncologic, diabetic, orthopedic, neurologic, and pediatric diseases. She also has experience in epidemiology, biostatistics, social medicine, health education and public health. She holds a Master of Science degree from Oklahoma State University, received executive education from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College in 2005, and currently serves on the Indiana University Kelley School of Business Life Sciences Industry Advisory Board.

She is regularly called upon to serve as an adviser and speaker at life sciences venues.

"Ping started her company as a tenant in IU's Emerging Technologies Center and she works closely with early stage companies so she knows well the unique needs and challenges they face," said Tony Armstrong, president and CEO of IURTC. "Ping works internationally quite a bit so she will bring that perspective to our board discussions as well ".

IURTC is a not-for-profit organization that protects, manages and commercializes the intellectual property of IU, which includes fostering collaborations between the university and private sector partners. IURTC stimulates growth in Indiana's technology sectors by helping companies develop commercially viable technology, with the ultimate goal of creating jobs and growing the state's economy.

To speak with Poulsen, please contact Rebecca Carl, operations director, IU Office of the Vice President for Engagement, at 317-321-1446 or