CWWeekly Feb. 4th 2008 Issue
Synarc Adds Hong Kong to List of Global Research Centers
San Francisco, Calif.-based contract research organization (CRO) Synarc launched a dedicated clinical research center in Hong Kong’s central district. The unit is more than 3,000 square-feet and operated by a dozen local staff members. A typical Synarc clinic is about 20,000 to 30,000 square-feet. Synarc conducts all its clinical trials at either its own sites or at sites run by partners. The company now owns 11 sites in Denmark, Estonia, Lithuania, Brazil, Romania, Poland, Czech Republic and mainland China.
PPD Breaks into China Central Lab Business
Wilmington, N.C.-based contract research organization (CRO) PPD made its first foray into the rapidly growing Chinese central laboratory market with the launch of its own unit, in cooperation with Peking Union Lawke Biomedical Development Limited (PUL). The exclusive agreement allows PPD to establish a commercial entity located on a separate campus near Peking Union Medical College Hospital (PUMCH). The facility is headed by Mayo Clinic–educated Jian Ho, M.D, Ph.D. The PUL has 60 highly trained local personnel.
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Company Profile: An interview with Ibrahim Farr, MD, PhD, chief executive officer, Pivotal
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