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CCPME-backed JSS Medical acquires Poland’s Bonne Santé

Contract research organization (CRO) JSS Medical Research Inc has acquired Bonne Santé, a CRO based in Warsaw, Poland. No financial terms were released. Montréal-based JSS, which provides clinical research services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries, said the deal will facilitate its expansion in Europe and adjacent regions. The company recently received equity financing from Capital Croissance PME (CCPME) a private equity fund affiliated with the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and Capital régional et coopératif Desjardins.


JSS Medical Research establishes its presence in Europe

JSS Medical Research, an international contract research organization active in over 20 countries acquires Bonne Santé in Poland as catalyst for European expansion

MONTREAL, June 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ – JSS Medical Research Inc., an International Contract Research Organization (CRO) with offices in Canada, Latin America and Asia/ Pacific, announced the acquisition of Bonne Santé, a Polish CRO, to accelerate the expansion into Europe.

JSS Medical Research provides the entire range of clinical research services to the global pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries. The worldwide expansion is driven by the growing demands of its clients for presence in these countries. Presently the largest Canadian-owned CRO, JSS Medical Research has offices in Canada, Colombia, India and Poland with more than 300 full time employees.

Dr. John S Sampalis, President and CEO of JSS Medical Research said: ‘The decision to acquire Bonne Santé was based on the excellent reputation of the Company built over 25 years, the highly regarded management and staff, established long-term hospital and investigator relations and customer-focused philosophy. While the spectrum of phase II – IV offerings of the two companies are comparable, Bonne Santé will now provide the foundation upon which we can leverage our expertise in late phase, post marketing, epidemiological and health economics / outcomes research to provide our clients with an enhanced spectrum of clinical research covering all pre- and post-marketing phases.

The acquisition will focus on the competitive advantages realized by the complementary geographical coverage of the two companies, operational efficiencies and international business development to expand client / patient service offerings. This expansion enables us to provide our services to our large pharmaceutical clients and their regional affiliates in Europe and surrounding regions. For our biotech clients the expansion will provide them with access to academics, key opinion leaders, investigators and that will facilitate the completion of their clinical development programs and access to the European markets.

Stella Boukas, COO at JSS Medical Research added: “The operational efficiencies realized through our merger and acquisition strategy will translate to expedited project completion without compromising quality.”

About JSS Medical Research

JSS Medical Research is a full‐service International Contract Research Organization (CRO) with its corporate office in Montreal, Canada and regional offices in Colombia and India. The company offers comprehensive clinical trial management services from study design to publication of results, in Phase I‐IV trials across a broad range of therapeutic areas. With science and clinical epidemiological expertise at its core and early phase services of the highest quality adhering to industry standards, JSS Medical Research is a leader in Post‐Approval Clinical Epidemiology Studies (PACES) including Post‐Marketing Observational Studies, Health Outcomes Research (HEOR) and Health Economics. Currently, JSS Medical Research is conducting research studies in over 21 countries around the world for its clients that include the top 25 Pharmaceutical companies and Biotechnology/Device companies, worldwide.

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About Bonne Santé

Bonne Santé was established in Poland in 1990 by Albert Czetwertynski as a marketing company specializing in promotion of pharmaceutical products. Responding to a growing demand, in 1999 Bonne Santé began conducting clinical trials in Poland for its clients. The company’s reputation for excellent quality, often exceeding client expectations, efficiency that was combined with competitive cost and flexibility to address the needs of the project made Bonne Santé one of the most successful CROs in the region. Currently the Company provides clinical research, regulatory and consulting services covering Phase II – IV studies for a wide range of regional and international companies.

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