Oracle has launched the formation of a new Global Business Unit focused on software applications for the health sciences industry.

The Oracle Health Sciences Global Business Unit will help health sciences organizations discover, develop and successfully market innovative products and services to prevent and cure disease, enhance quality of life and meet their shareholder and stakeholder expectations. Mr Neil de Crescenzo is the  Senior Vice President and General Manager for the business unit.

Oracle offers most comprehensive suite of software applications for clinical development. These products can be deployed individually or together and include Oracle Clinical, Oracle Remote Data Capture, Oracle Thesaurus Management System, Oracle Adverse Event Reporting System, Oracle Life Sciences Data Hub and Oracle's Siebel Clinical Trial Management System.

Oracle's application platform for health sciences helps companies bring together all the critical aspects of the clinical development, safety and pharmacovigilance processes into a single, open platform built on state-of-the-art technology.