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Vietnam Ministry of Health, Quintiles collaborate

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

The Vietnam Ministry of Health’s Administration of Science, Technology and Training (ASTT) has signed a two-year agreement with Quintiles to enhance clinical research in Vietnam.

This collaboration marks a new stage in the ministry’s efforts to support the development of new, better therapies for diseases that afflict the populations of Vietnam and Southeast Asia, said Nguyen Cong Khan, M.D., Ph.D., ASTT director.

“Quintiles knows how to conduct clinical research to global standards, and its experts understand Asia and Vietnam,” Khan said. “By sharing their knowledge and insights, Quintiles can help us develop and execute a long-term plan for improving the quality, scope and breadth of clinical research in Vietnam.”

Quintiles and ASTT will collaborate in forming a larger working group to address a variety of topics, including improved processes for trial management, development of streamlined processes to improve trial efficiency and quality and training for investigators and ethics committees.

“We’ve been working with the ministry to provide investigator training and site development since first establishing a presence in Vietnam in 2005,” said Ross Horsburgh, M.D., who leads Quintiles’ operations in Southeast Asia, Taiwan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand.

Quintiles Vietnam has offices in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi.

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