CRO PRA International has acquired Kinship Technologies, an India-based software developer and services company. PRA will obtain Kinship's industry changing system, EXACT, and is integrating the Kinship team to accelerate the development of technology solutions to enhance PRA's service delivery and reshape trial management.
Kinship's EXACT is a system that allows users to quickly construct reusable programs for data extraction, data transformation, statistical reporting and electronic publishing in a visual environment with limited code writing. PRA will use the EXACT system to simplify and automate the production of multiple CDISC standards as well as tables, figures, and listings (TFLs) in reports.
"The EXACT system allows programmers and biostatisticians to spend more time delivering higher value services to our clients instead of spending time writing and validating programs that only extract, transform, or layout clinical data," said Jason Packwood, vice president of PRA's business solutions group, which directs our systems management and process improvement projects. "Through its powerful global metadata repository, the Kinship product allows users to quickly produce SDTM and ADaM datasets, DEFINE.XML documents, and TFLs."