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Probity Medical Research Inc. Appoints R. Blair Egerdie, MD, FRCSC, Director of Urology

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Clinical Research Company, Probity Medical Research Inc. (PMR) announced today the appointment of Dr. R. Blair Egerdie as the Director of Urology, effective October 17, 2011. According to Dr. Kim Papp, President of PMR, "Dr. Egerdie has been instrumental in the development of novel compounds to treat urologic diseases. Dr. Egerdie's position as Director of Urology will undoubtedly promote high quality clinical research internationally."

Dr. Egerdie will leverage his extensive expertise in clinical research for urologic conditions to support the company's Urology division. Dr. Egerdie commented, "Probity Medical Research is Canada's preeminent international clinical research company.  I am delighted to join this dynamic team, and look forward to contributing to the development of the company's Urologic division."

Dr. R. Blair Egerdie brings more than 14 years of clinical research experience to this position, having acted as an Associate Investigator with PMR since 1997 and Principal Investigator with Urology Associates / Urologic Medical Research in Kitchener, Ontario since 1990. In addition, Dr. Egerdie is  Vice President, Medical Affairs at St. Mary's General Hospital in Kitchener, Ontario and Adjunct Professor of Urology at The University of Western Ontario. As Principal Investigator, Dr. Egerdie has conducted clinical research trials in multiple clinical areas including: prostate cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), bladder cancer, nocturia, and interstitial cystitis. As a result of his clinical research experience Dr. Egerdie has been published in journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, The Lancet, European Urology, Urology, Journal of Urology, Canadian Urological Association Journal, British Journal of Urology International, Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, The Journal of Sexual Medicine, and Urologic Radiology. Dr. Egerdie is experienced with discussing new developments in the field of Urology, as an invited lecturer, across Canada, the United States, Australia, and Europe.

About Probity Medical Research Inc.

Probity Medical Research Inc. (PMR) is a clinical research company based in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada that trains and provides administrative support for clinical research facilities. Established in 1995 by internationally recognized dermatology and psoriasis researcher Dr. Kim Papp, PMR has grown to include clinical research sites located in the United States, Canada, and Australia. The physicians affiliated with PMR have conducted over 500 clinical research trials involving more than 13,000 patients.

For more information about the Investigators who work with PMR, and their experience in clinical research, please contact Sarah Gamble, Regulatory Affairs Specialist at 519-576-0768 ext. 243 or studies@probitymedical.com.

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