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ClinActis Pte Ltd complements its Asia Pacific network through expansion into South Korea.

Singapore, 09 August 2010

Korea is a mature and advanced market for the pharmaceutical industry, with a high level of clinical research activity, both pre- and post-marketing. With a rapidly growing pharmaceutical industry comprising over 2,000 companies operating in the sector, Korea’s pharmaceutical market has experienced a double digit growth and is second only to Japan in terms of market potential in Asia, according to Price Waterhouse Coopers. Annual pharmaceutical market growth is around 10% and the market is expected to reach almost US$15 billion by 2010, reflecting a wealth of opportunities in market and R&D cooperation for foreign investors and future R&D partners.

Korea offers a large patient population, state of the art medical facilities and a pool of highly qualified medical practitioners. There are more than 225 well-equipped hospitals accredited as clinical institutes with a pool of 83,000 nurses and 75,000 physicians. Global clinical trials have grown substantially with the increasing number of researchers and field experts.

Taking all the parameters into account, Korea is ranked by Price Waterhouse Coopers as the third best outsourcing destination in Asia Pacific after China and India. Strong market growth potential is a key reason for Korea’s third place spot.

Dr Christophe Tournerie, CEO ClinActis Pte Ltd, commented: “ClinActis is pursuing its development plan in the region, and the expansion in Korea is a key milestone for the company. With its presence in Korea, ClinActis is able to offer sponsors state-of-the-art clinical research services in this country which is highly strategic to the pharmaceutical industry“.

ClinActis Pte Ltd is a full service CRO providing clinical trial services to the pharmaceutical, medical device, medical nutrition and biotech companies in Asia Pacific. Established in 2009, ClinActis Pte Ltd is headquartered in Singapore. Our goal is to become the reference CRO specialized in conducting clinical research in Asia Pacific, offering state of the art quality services, with cost effective solutions. We have 27 years experience in clinical research in pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies as well as CROs, of which 22 years experience is in Asia Pacific. Our therapeutic experience includes cardiovascular, CNS, Endocrinology, Infectious diseases, Oncology, and Respiratory. Our services include consultancy on product development strategy in Asia Pacific, Clinical project management, Site management, Clinical monitoring, Clinical research and ICH GCP training, and Temporary clinical staffing.


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