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Viscira® Makes the Inc. 500/5000 List of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies for the Third Year in a Row

Viscira, a leading provider of interactive and new-media communication and technology solutions for the life sciences industry, recently learned that it was again named to Inc. Magazine's annual 500/5000 list. This is the second consecutive year that Viscira was included in this exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies.

The Inc. list represents the most comprehensive look at a critically important segment of the economy - America's independent entrepreneurs. Viscira joins a prestigious group of other outstanding companies that have been previously featured on this list, including Intuit, Microsoft, Zappos, Jamba Juice, Patagonia and Oracle.

With thousands of entries across all 50 states, a ranking on the Inc. 500/5000 list is an honor for any private company. During the evaluation period, Viscira achieved an impressive 3-year growth rate of close to 100% while continuing to maintain solid profitability metrics.

Viscira's President & CEO, Dave Gulezian, was happy to hear the news. "We are pleased that we've been able to retain a spot on this list for 3 consecutive years while we have scaled the business," he said. "This is a nice achievement for our team that reflects their ability to consistently deliver innovative software products and digital solutions that customers want," added Gulezian.

In addition to Viscira's strong revenue growth over this 3-year period, the company added several major life science clients, expanded business with existing clients and brands, released successful new products, and hired key staff in important functional areas such as software development, as well as developed strategic partnerships and expanded in the EU, among many other achievements.

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Viscira® Delivers Impressive Results for the First Half of 2014

Viscira, a leading provider of interactive, new-media communication solutions and software products for the life sciences industry, announced impressive business results for 1H 2014 that concluded on June 30. Overall, the company realized a 72% percent increase in revenue for the first six months of the year versus the same period in 2013.

In addition, Viscira's 1H 2014 revenue reflects the best first-half results the company has had since its inception. Over this period, the company also maintained solid profitability metrics with minimal debt on the balance sheet.

This growth was driven by several factors, including new business from many existing clients and brands, particularly within the oncology therapeutic area. Additionally, the company brought on several new clients during this time, including AstraZeneca, Sunovion, Alexion, and InterMune.

The increased demand has been balanced across the company's entire portfolio of software products and digital solutions, including its Prospero™ Online Speaker Portal, 3D mechanism of action animations, and Vilumina™ KOL video presentation modules. Demand for the company's distinctive iPad sales aid applications also grew significantly over the period. This includes the company's innovative work on Veeva iRep platform with its vDetail solution.

"We are definitely pleased with our results for the first half of this year," said Dave Gulezian, President & CEO of Viscira. "Our teams continue to work very hard to raise the bar and innovate within the digital space in our industry. This strong first-half performance puts us in a great position to realize our ambitious business goals for the year."

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Viscira® Provides New Mobile Compatibility with its Prospero™ Online Speaker Portal Platform

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Company Releases an Upgraded Web Software Platform That Includes Expanded Mobile Compatibility Options for Pharmaceutical Product Speakers and Other Audiences


San Francisco, CA (May 6, 2014)

Viscira a leading provider of interactive, new-media communication solutions and software products for the life sciences industry, today announced a new release of its Prospero Online Speaker Portal (OSP) with expanded mobile compatibility options for clients. This secure web software platform serves as a robust communication hub for pharmaceutical product speakers, allowing them to easily access all the resources and tools needed to make their peer-to-peer, educational presentations effective and engaging.

Prospero’s fully integrated Interactive Presentation Builder (IPB) also provides users with the ability to create and save custom presentations that use approved slides and comply with embedded business rules, through an intuitive graphical user interface.

In addition to compatibility with the Apple® iPad®, Samsung Galaxy Tab and other tablet devices, Prospero is now fully compatible with the Apple iOS and Android smartphone operating systems. This is a significant advancement for the OSP software platform as the use of mobile devices by healthcare practitioners continues to rise. Whether they are accessing drug information, undertaking medical research, or communicating with nurses and patients, more and more physicians are using mobile devices within their practices. According to a recent industry report, “six in 10 physicians use tablets in their daily practice.” 

“We are excited to offer our clients an advanced online speaker portal solution that is now optimized for mobile usage, while still remaining very user friendly,” explains Dave Gulezian, President & CEO of Viscira. “With this release, we have made our product even more convenient for busy pharmaceutical product speakers and other users. Prospero is a highly flexible, expandable platform that we will continue to enhance to meet evolving client needs.”
Viscira’s Prospero product can be further customized to meet clients’ specific workflow needs and business requirements. To schedule a demonstration, please contact the company at 415-848-8010 or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Prospero Online Speaker Portal is just one of many innovative, interactive software applications and new-media solutions the company offers, which range from Viscira’s enhanced KOL videos to 3D mechanism-of-action (MOA) animations to interactive visual aids and other iPad applications. Viscira’s strategic approach, combined with its delivery of cutting-edge products, has resulted in an impressive roster of industry-leading clients, including Amgen, Johnson & Johnson, Genentech, Pfizer, Novartis and Lilly.

About Viscira
Viscira is dedicated to the design and development of new-media communication solutions and interactive software applications for the life sciences industry. Viscira provides a suite of programs that integrate best-in-class technology to deliver engaging and memorable content via various electronic channels. For more information, please visit the company’s website at www.viscira.com or contact Noёl Ashekian at (617) 429-0834.

Viscira® Leverages Oculus Rift to Deliver Unique Virtual Reality (VR) Solutions

Facebook’s recent $2 billion acquisition of Oculus VR is a sure indicator of the potential for virtual reality technology to benefit other areas outside of gaming.(1) One of those areas is healthcare, where Viscira has certainly recognized the promise of VR capabilities to impact the future of healthcare communication. While many are familiar with the use of virtual reality technology by the gaming industry, most are not as aware of its potential within the medical industry.

Viscira, a leading provider of interactive, new-media communication solutions and software products for the life sciences industry, has been capitalizing on this opportunity by offering VR solutions for its clients that communicate healthcare information in very personal and immersive ways. One recent example was the development of a VR solution for a client using the Oculus Rift to simulate the impact of schizophrenia on a patient. Donning the Oculus Rift goggles, a healthcare professional, caregiver or other user becomes completely immersed in a 3D environment that offers a full visual and auditory experience of what it might be like to be a schizophrenic patient.

The intent with this simulated experience is for the user to develop more empathy for the patient and the various challenges they face. This in turn helps to reinforce the need for active, consistent patient support and ongoing medication adherence, among other patient success factors. It also helps to demonstrate the ability for patients with the disease to still lead active, quality lives with the right plan in place.

Previously, Viscira also developed a virtual reality exhibit called “EyeMac” that enabled physicians to simulate the experience of having neovascular (wet) age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Physicians used special goggles to immerse themselves in several virtual scenarios from a first-person, patient perspective. Additionally, the module generated data to help physicians better treat this eye disease.

Dave Gulezian, President & CEO of Viscira, commented on the use of VR for developing innovative digital solutions for its clients. “From early in our company’s development, we recognized the potential for VR technology to change the way we communicate healthcare information. Our ongoing focus on utilizing cutting-edge technology, including the Oculus Rift, enables us to continue to provide unique and differentiated products for our industry.”

Viscira’s virtual and augmented reality solutions are just one example of many innovative, interactive software applications and new-media programs the company offers which range from their Prospero™ Online Speaker Portal platform to 3D mechanism-of-action (MOA) animations to interactive visual aids and other iPad applications. Viscira’s strategic approach, combined with its delivery of cutting-edge products, has resulted in an impressive roster of industry-leading clients, including Amgen, Johnson & Johnson, Genentech, Pfizer, Novartis and Lilly.

1. Facebook, Oculus, and Businesses' Thirst for Virtual Reality. http://www.forbes.com/sites/leoking 3/30/14

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