RALEIGH, N.C. — OnSphere Corporation, a customer software developer based in Raleigh, is expanding its staff as a result of its merger with an Indian-based firm.

Phil Mosely and Rob MacDougall, the two active stockholders in OnSphere, remained with OnSphere as did all its employees. OnSphere was acquired by Take Solutions in Princeton, N.J. Take’s parent operates by the same name and is based in Chennai, India.

OnSphere is in the midst of expanding its workforce to as many as 36 from 30, hiring people in product development and sales and marketing, Mosely told WRAL Local Tech Wire.

The acquisition closed on April 1. Take Solutions also acquired Applied Clinical Intelligence of Philadelphia, PA.

On Tuesday, Take Solutions, OnSphere and Applied Clinical Intelligence announced a suite of software products and services for the life sciences industry called OneClinical.

Mosely said the combination of the companies enabled OnSphere to grow as a company.

“We were a small, lean company and very profitable,” Mosely said. “In our business, there was a strong movement toward a national and international flavor. We felt it was important from a competitive standpoint to be part of a larger corporation.”

Secondly, Mosely added, OnSphere was half of its business in the life science space. Take Solutions had expertise in that area, he said.

The merged companies said Tuesday the OneClinical line will provide a “full spectrum” of data and document management software for use in clinical trials as well as drug and device development.

“We have been at work for months creating and branding our life sciences business,” Mosely explained.

The Philadelphia firm offers statistical analysis and reporting, data monitoring and risk management services.

“Our in-depth understanding of the clinical development process combined with knowledge of real world medicine allows us to overcome the challenges of collecting quality data in a highly stringent regulatory environment – positioning Take Solutions as a true powerhouse in the global life sciences marketplace” said Ram Yeleswarapu, the chief executive officer of Take Solutions. “By bringing Applied Clinical Intelligence and OnSphere into our team, we dramatically expand our depth of clinical data management, document management, and Microsoft technology expertise. Both ACI and OnSphere have a long track record of successfully delivering quality life sciences solutions to their customers.”

Take Solutions was founded in 2000.

OnSphere, launched in 1988, focuses on Microsoft applications and has developed web-based solutions designed to meet life science regulations.

OnSphere’s original name was D.B. Basics. OnSphere was spun off in 2000. OnSphere also later sold off a business unit called Report2Web. OnSphere did lay off a number of workers in 2004, according to the Triangle Business Journal.

Mosely is now executive vice president of operations for OnSphere. MacDougall is director of sales and marketing.

OnSphere: www.onsphere.com