Software automatically validates WinNonlin installations.

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WinNonlin® Validation Suite(TM) v1.2 enables validation of new and upgraded installations of WinNonlin using various automated tests. Majority of test scripts are automated, with output automatically compared to reference output. Software also provides templates for validation life cycle documents - Validation Plan, Test Plan, and Validation Summary Report - and inserts automated test results into Validation Run Report.



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Pharsight Releases WinNonlin® Validation Suite(TM) Version 1.2



Automated Testing Streamlines Validation of Pharsight's WinNonlin Product

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 16 -- Pharsight Corporation (BULLETIN BOARD: PHST) , a leading provider of software and strategic services for optimizing clinical drug development, today announced the release of the latest version of the WinNonlin(R) Validation Suite(TM). The WinNonlin Validation Suite enables rapid and reliable validation of new and upgraded installations of WinNonlin using a battery of automated tests. In addition, the Validation Suite provides templates for validation life cycle documents, such as a Validation Plan, Test Plan, and Validation Summary Report, and inserts automated test results into a Validation Run Report.

With the WinNonlin Validation Suite much of the most difficult and error-prone work in validation is automated away. Most of the test scripts are automated, with the output being automatically compared to reference output. This automated process can reduce the validation effort by several man-weeks and eliminates potential errors introduced by manually comparing test results. The reference output was created on a Pharsight reference workstation and compared favorably to results obtained from analyses with independent tools (e.g., SAS). This reference output verification is summarized in the Computational Models Validation Report that is included in the WinNonlin Validation Suite.

"A key benefit of the WinNonlin Validation Suite is the shortened path to re-validation when upgrading WinNonlin," said Dan Weiner, Ph.D., senior vice president for software products at Pharsight Corporation. "The Validation Suite allows one to leverage the structure of a previous validation with the rapid automated re-testing of the system. This makes it easier to keep the validation status of WinNonlin up to date after new releases of Windows or the newly released IVIVC Toolkit(TM) for WinNonlin."

About Pharsight Corporation

Pharsight Corporation develops and markets integrated products and services that enable pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies to achieve significant and enduring improvements in the development and use of therapeutic products. The company's goal is to help customers reduce the time, cost and risk of drug development, as well as optimize the post-approval marketing and use of pharmaceutical products.

Pharsight's approach enhances the fundamental element of drug development success: strong decision-making. By adopting the Pharsight approach, customers acquire a new decision-making process with the potential to systematically improve every level and phase of their business and scientific processes. Pharsight is headquartered in Mountain View, California. Information about Pharsight is available at http://www.pharsight.com/.

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