Intrasphere Technologies, a New York-based technology consulting firm with a focus on the life science industry, is opening a new regional office at N.C. State University’s Centennial Campus.

With the opening of the office, Intrasphere has named Lee Evans to the newly created position of vice president of pharmaceuticals and biomedical informatics and regional manager based out of Raleigh. Evans is responsible for building a new informatics initiative for Intrasphere, and will take charge of setting up the regional office.

“We are thrilled to be moving into the Research Triangle area and having Lee lead the way,” said William Karl, chief executive officer and co-founder of Intrasphere. “As one of the nation’s leading hotbeds for the development of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and medical devices, RTP and Lee are perfect compliments to our growth plans.”

Evans has previously served as president and CEO of North Carolina-based Constella Biomedical Informatics. He also was president of iBiomatics, the first spin-off company of software giant SAS, where he worked for 16 years as executive director of PharmaHealth Technologies.

“North Carolina is known for its unique intersection of life sciences and technology,” said Evans, “and Intrasphere’s core capabilities are precisely at that intersection.”

Evans added that Intrasphere has specific growth plans and expects its new office in Raleigh to expand to 10-15 people by end of year.

Intrasphere, with other offices in New York and London, has a client list that includes 10 of the top 20 pharmaceutical companies in the world, such as Pfizer, Novartis and Eli Lilly. It provides end-to-end technology services, including strategy consulting, custom application development, implementation and integration of third-party applications and production support.