RESEARCH TRIANGLE–Quintiles Transnational Corp. says it has appointed three of the world’s leading cardiac experts to an advisory panel for its integrated cardiac safety services.

The members of the expert panel are available for consultation with any Quintiles integrated cardiac safety customer, complementing Quintiles’ experienced staff of 15 in-house cardiologists.

The three experts are David Benditt, M.D., Professor of Medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School; Arvinder Kurbaan, M.D.,
consultant cardiologist to St. Bartholomew Hospital, London, England; and Richard Sutton, consultant cardiologist and Director of Pacing, Royal Brompton & Harefield National Health Service Trust, London, and consultant cardiologist to Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, London.

“Cardiac safety data often needs the experienced eye of an expert,” said David A. Dworaczyk, Ph.D., Sr. vice president, Integrated Technologies. “Drs. Benditt, Kurbaan and Sutton are world leaders in cardiology. They will be available to provide expert guidance to our customers, helping to identify and understand cardiac safety issues as they arise in the drug development process.”