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SIRO appoints Dr. Ajit Nair to lead India operations Brings drug development experience from India's leading pharmaceutical and drug discovery companies to key leadership role.

Mumbai, March 24, 2008 - SIRO CLINPHARM PVT LTD, India's leading full service clinical research organization (CRO), today announced the appointment of Ajit Nair, PhD as President of its India business. He will hold overall responsibility of business in India, and will provide leadership to the massive expansion in operational scale and technology that are currently underway in SIRO.

Dr. Ajit Nair served most recently in a senior leadership role at Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd, a company credited with one of India's most active and successful drug development programs. Dr. Nair's responsibilities included clinical development of New Chemical Entities (NCE), global CRO management encompassing clinical operations, clinical data management & biometrics and drug safety for clinical studies outsourced.

"We are thrilled to have someone with Ajit's background and experience as a part of our leadership team," said Dr. Chetan Tamhankar, COO of SIRO Clinpharm. "His understanding of the complexities of clinical research in India will provide further confidence to the growing list of MNC pharmaceutical and biotech clientele that utilize SIRO's India services."

This is Dr. Nair's second stint with SIRO. His return is the third in a series of high profile returns to SIRO from pharmaceutical companies.

Before Glenmark, Dr. Nair served in challenging positions in Clinical Research Operations/Medical Services with Novartis and Wockhardt. Dr. Nair has a PhD in Pharmacology from Mumbai University. He will be based out of SIRO's Thane office in India.

About SIRO
SIRO Clinpharm Private Limited (SIRO) is among India's largest and most trusted Clinical Research Organization (CRO), offering full scope services, conducting clinical trials in the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology and Medical Devices sectors in compliance with International Standards. SIRO is one of the first CRO's in India, which caters to the needs of pharmaceutical companies across the world. The company has offices in India and the USA and is in advanced stage of setting up a presence in Europe.