Covance, with headquarters in Princeton, N.J., is one of the world s largest and most comprehensive drug development services companies. It has annual revenues greater than $1 billion, global operations in 18 countries and more than 7,000 employees worldwide. Covance helps pharmaceutical and biotech companies of all sizes fulfill their research, development, clinical trial, regulatory and marketing-support needs. To the biopharmaceutical sector, the company provides a broad spectrum of services from nonclinical testing to "first in human" and late-stage clinical trials, as well as commercialization. The company is also a leading provider of laboratory testing services to the environmental, food and nutritional supplement industries.