ICON to acquire BeijingWits Medical Consulting
BeijingWits offers full-service clinical development capabilities and has a strong track record in clinical trial execution in China. In addition to boosting ICON’s service capabilities in the region, BeijingWits will also strengthen ICON’s presence through the addition of over 100 highly qualified and experienced professionals in Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Wuhan and Hong Kong.
“The acquisition of BeijingWits is a further step in our on-going expansion in China and the greater Asia-Pacific region,” commented Ciaran Murray, CEO, ICON. “An increasing number of our global clients are looking to undertake research in China and local companies are also placing more emphasis on R&D, which has resulted in growing demand for local clinical trial expertise. BeijingWits brings to ICON a strong leadership team, experienced staff and good relationships with local investigator sites and regulatory bodies.”
“The clinical research market in China is at an exciting stage and combining our local knowledge with ICON’s global infrastructure and experience will offer clients a formula for successful clinical development. ICON has strong growth plans for China and Asia-Pacific and we look forward to playing a leading role in helping them achieve these goals," said Dr. Yan Bin Xie, general manager and founder of BeijingWits Medical Consulting.