Business services provider Genpact has signed a multi-year deal with GlaxoSmithKline to provide the drug giant's UK operations with finance and accounting (F&A) services, Genpact's largest business. Under the terms of the contract - which is the third in two years to be signed between the two companies - Genpact will support UK-based F&A processes ranging from corporate consolidation to statutory reporting. The transition of these services will begin this month, the companies said. Meanwhile, two subsidiaries of Q Pharma have bagged a multi-faceted contract with AGI Dermatics to provide the drug manufacturer with a range of marketing compliance solutions. Integrated Pharma Technologies (iPT) will provide multiple Prescription Drug Marketing Act (PDMA) compliance services including sample accountability, reconciliation and practitioner validation services as well as training of AGI's sales staff, while Q Logistics - specialised in pharmaceutical sample storage - will store and distribute samples of AGI's hyperpigmentation's drug directly to the firm's representatives. "The synergy between iPT and Q Logistics provides our clients with a cost-effective and PDMA-compliant solution," said Patrick Den Boer, CEO of Q Pharma. "The combined solution we are providing AGI Dermatics will ensure that the fulfillment, sampling, reconciliation, and training processes function seamlessly while meeting all applicable regulatory requirements." Nedlands-based pharmaceutical firm Pharmaust has inked a five-year contract with a European generic company for the distribution of five generic drugs to the Australian market. For reasons of confidentiality the name of the partner company was not revealed, however, PharmAust said this latest deal provides an excellent opportunity for the company to build its generic pharmaceutical operations in Australia - the generic versions of the five drugs represent a combined market of over $250m (€190m) annually in the country. In other contract services news, Inspired Logistics has picked Advanta Software's Atlas contract warehousing service to help cater to its rapid business growth. Inspired, a recently formed logistics service provider for the pharma industry, said the decision to select Advanta's Atlas suite was driven by it modularity - Atlas comprises more than 30 modules covering every aspect of supply chain management and is ideally suited for 3PL organisations, the company said. With Atlas, Inspired said it expects to provide its clients with a good practice solution incorporating unique software abilities, previously unseen in their target market industries. Meanwhile, Adventis has announced that its subsidiary, Roundhouse HealthAd, has inked an 18 month-contract with Merck Serono to provide the biotech heavyweight with a programme that will help improve treatment and care for patients suffering from Multiple Sclerosis. The scheme will monitor the link between services and materials delivered into the healthcare system and resulting outcome on improved standards of care.