Founded in 1982, PAREXEL International is a biopharmaceutical services organization that provides a range of knowledge-based contract research and medical communications services. It operates in more than 50 countries and employs over 7,300 individuals. The organization serves the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries. PAREXEL International offers drug development and regulatory consulting services. The company provides clinical pharmacology and trials management, medical education and reimbursement services. Its subsidiary, Perceptive Informatics offers advanced technology solutions, including medical imaging to facilitate the clinical development processes. The company s medical writing services group compiles, organizes, writes, edits and produces medical and scientific documentation. In addition, it provides communications and publications planning services. PAREXEL International maintains a location in Durham, N.C.