Quintiles has consolidated its China-based Global Central Laboratories and Clinical Development Services (CDS) businesses into a new, 17,000-square-foot facility in Sun Dong Ann Plaza in Beijing. The new site is larger than the CRO’s original laboratory located at the Peking Union Medical College Hospital (PUMCH). The CDS plans to grow to a staff of more than 60 in the next year.
The company stated that by consolidating these businesses its could improve coordination and efficiency for Quintiles’ customers
“The globalization of clinical research is continuing to increase, and China is just beginning to see the rapid growth we have experienced in India, Australia and throughout Asia Pacific,” said Lai Lee Tan, head of the Quintiles’ Clinical Operations and general manager in China.
Quintiles’ laboratories in China are certified by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and the National Glycohemoglobin Standardization Program (NGSP).