Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Up until a year ago, Gurnee, Ill.-based contract research organization (CRO) Essential CRO conducted most of its work in the United States, with a few projects in Canada and Mexico. Today, as a result of a strategic partnership with India-based Ecron Acunova, the company is growing its global footprint into India and Eastern Europe and plans to expand even more in the future.
Ecron Acunova, a CRO based out of Germany, India and the United States, appointed Antal Hajos managing director and CEO Europe, replacing ECRON founder and CEO Klaus Wiedey, who will serve as an advisor to the company. In his new role, Hajos will oversee all business, strategic and operational aspects of the European operations. Prior to joining Ecron Acunova last year, Hajos was director of global clinical operations with Altana Pharma and later CEO of Altana/Nycomed’s research and development center and Indian affiliate in Mumbai, India.