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CRA's Life Sciences Team Partners with U.S. Trade and Development Agency to Promote Value-based Procurement Initiatives
[September 21, 2023]

CRA's Life Sciences Team Partners with U.S. Trade and Development Agency to Promote Value-based Procurement Initiatives

Charles River Associates (NASDAQ: CRAI), a worldwide leader in providing economic, financial and management consulting services, today announced its second engagement in an ongoing collaboration with the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) in support of the agency's Global Procurement Initiative (GPI).

On July 28, 2023, CRA's Life Sciences team welcomed representatives of the USTDA, a delegation of senior government officials from Thailand, and a representative from the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok to CRA's Boston headquarters.

CRA's Rajini Jayasuriya and Annabelle Fowler delivered training and led discussions on lessons from the U.S. healthcare system and strategies based on international best practices in value-based medicine procurement policies that deliver patient access, medicines availability, and innovation.

CRA works under contract to USTDA to help build capacity for public secto procurement in developing countries and to train public officials regarding practices and policies that integrate life-cycle cost analysis and a best-value determination in a fair and transparent manner.

In March 2023, CRA's Kirsten Axelsen and Annabelle Fowler traveled to Quito, Ecuador to serve as speakers at a three-day GPI workshop attended by more than 80 Ecuadorian government officials.

About CRA's Life Sciences Practice

The CRA Life Sciences Practice works with leading biotech, medical device, and pharmaceutical companies; law firms; regulatory agencies; and national and international industry associations. We provide the analytical expertise and industry experience needed to address our clients' toughest issues. We have a reputation for rigorous and innovative analysis, careful attention to detail, and the ability to work effectively as part of a wider team of advisers.

About Charles River Associates (CRA)

Charles River Associates® is a leading global consulting firm specializing in economic, financial, and management consulting services. CRA advises clients on economic and financial matters pertaining to litigation and regulatory proceedings, and guides corporations through critical business strategy and performance-related issues. Since 1965, clients have engaged CRA for its unique combination of functional expertise and industry knowledge, and for its objective solutions to complex problems. Headquartered in Boston, CRA has offices throughout the world. Detailed information about Charles River Associates, a registered trade name of CRA International, Inc., is available at Follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.

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