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Comprehend’s Will Cheung Named to PharmaVOICE 100

August 1, 2014

Director of Customer Solutions at Fast-Growing Data Insights Company Honored for Driving Change and Solving Challenges for Life Sciences

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- In recognition of his passion and skill for evolving the life sciences industry with better technology, PharmaVOICE magazine has named Comprehend’s Director of Customer Solutions Will Cheung to its annual list of the 100 Most Inspiring People in the Life Sciences Industry. Since Comprehend’s inception, drug and device companies of all sizes have come to rely on Will for his ability to solve complex business challenges and inspire teams and colleagues to take new approaches to clinical development.

Will is responsible for ensuring Comprehend’s customer success through services, training and support around Comprehend’s cloud-based eclinical data insights platform. Will has played a key role in Comprehend’s increasing momentum in the market, including recent implementations at Atlantic Research Group and Versartis. As a result, Will has become critical to sponsors and CROs who are redefining clinical analytics in a way that improves study, operations, performance and execution.

“With a natural talent for problem-solving and a deep understanding of the challenges that clinical researchers are facing today, Will empowers our CRO and sponsor customers by removing many of the unnecessary bottlenecks in drug or device development,” said Rick Morrison, co-founder and CEO of Comprehend. “Will plays an integral role in the industry’s ability to evolve to new approaches in clinical research, and I am confident that his leadership will continue to fuel Comprehend’s success.”

Established 10 years ago by PharmaVOICE magazine, the PharmaVOICE 100 is an annual list of individuals recognized for their positive contributions to the life sciences industry. Nominated by thousands of PharmaVOICE readers, the PharmaVOICE 100 are selected based on well-crafted and comprehensive essays describing how individuals inspired or motivated their colleagues or peers or affected positive changes in their organizations, as well as other factors, such as community and philanthropic activities. The PharmaVOICE 100 honorees represent a broad cross section of industry sectors, including pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, biotechnology, contract research, clinical trial, research and development, patient education, patient recruitment, advertising, technology and many others.

“Will’s dedication to creating the kinds of customer-focused approaches that have enabled Comprehend to make an impact on the industry is impressive,” said Taren Grom, editor and co-founder, PharmaVOICE. “He is honored on this year’s PharmaVOICE 100 list for his commitment to driving the industry forward and improving drug development.”

The list of 100 Most Inspiring People in the Life-Sciences Industry will be featured in the July/August 2014 issue of PharmaVOICE.

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About PharmaVOICE

PharmaVOICE is expressly written and designed to deliver the views, opinions, and insights of executives who are shaping the direction of the dynamic life-sciences industry. PharmaVOICE, with the largest U.S. distribution in its market sector, is delivered to more than 25,000 BPA-qualified subscribers, which include executives from pharmaceutical manufacturing, biotechnology, drug discovery, research & development, contract research, drug delivery, and device/diagnostic companies. The publication also targets decision makers at healthcare advertising, marketing, medical education, public relations, information technology, contract sales, traditional and nontraditional media, and other service support companies and organizations. The publication also reaches more than 100,000 users with its digital edition, which contains original exclusive bonus content.

PharmaVOICE’s unique horizontal editorial approach cuts across industry silos, providing a holistic overview of the life-sciences industry, addressing a range of topics from molecule through market. By engaging compelling personalities from diverse industry sectors, PharmaVOICE provides multiple perspectives on business challenges, trends, and topics. Editorial content sparks dialog, initiates debate, and opens the lines of communication to facilitate and improve business-to-business relationships.

PharmaVOICE's multiple-perspective and in-depth original forums, feature articles, topics, and departments are audience-driven. PharmaVOICE provides executives with useful peer-to-peer insights on a broad range of business practices and topics to wide range of life-science sectors.

About Comprehend Systems, Inc.

Comprehend Systems, Inc. ( offers cloud-based clinical data insights tools that improve the way clinical researchers access, understand, explore and analyze data. Designed specifically for life sciences, Comprehend Clinical™ enables data managers, monitors and clinical operations executives to identify broad operational and clinical trends across trials and also easily drill down and report on a wide range of factors, including safety issues, regulatory requirements and opportunities for critical time and cost savings. Comprehend Systems was founded in 2010 in Palo Alto by a team of entrepreneurs with decades of combined experience in clinical research and software development.

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