Kendle plans to open a new facility in India by the middle of April. The new unit will be based in a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in the upcoming Ahmedabad-Gandhinagar Knowledge Corridor. The Indian government has established SEZs throughout the country to increase foreign investment and business.
Kendle already has offices in Ahmedabad and New Delhi. The contract research organization (CRO) will initially employ 50 people at the SEZ operations center with room to grow to up to 300. The company will offer the following services at the new facility: clinical data management, medical writing, pharmacovigilance/safety, biostatistics/programming and other knowledge processing-related services.
"Continued expansion throughout the Asia/Pacific region is crucial to the future growth of Kendle," said Stephen Cutler, Ph.D., senior vice president and chief operating officer, in a statement. "Our increased capacity in the region will allow us to better meet the growing demands of our customers who are seeking to capitalize on India's rapidly expanding high-quality biopharmaceutical capabilities.”