TOP 5 Contract Research Organizations (CRO's) in India

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TOP 5 Contract Research Organizations in India

Review of top Contract Research Organizations (CROs ) in India:

Introduction:

The clinical trial industry is continuously undergoing a positive metamorphosis in India. Gradually, the clinical trial processes are being viewed as drug discovery rather than the drug development destination alone. At present, several companies are looking at innovation. The famous players that are operating in the nation include multinational CROs which are dominating the country's market (1). And, it is becoming important for each and every one of us to know about the popular CROs that are operating in the nation. This article would give an idea about some of the famous CROs in the country.

Categories to be considered:

The CROs that are operating in the country can be divided into two major categories:

  • Global Players having their presence in India
  • Indian Players

Famous Global Players:

Following are some of the famous global CROs who are having their presence in India:

Quintiles: This is a global CRO that was founded during the year 1982 when Dennis Gillings, a London-born professor signed his first consulting contract. This company began its global expansion during the year 1987 and it was during the year 1993, the company made its entry into Asia. At present, this company spans the Asian continent by opening its services in around 20 cities including Bangalore, India. In the country, Quintiles has five offices in the following locations:

- Bangalore

- Ahmedabad

- Mumbai

- New Delhi

Quintiles India has the pride of holding some of the solid relationships with the leading medical centers as well as with some of the experienced principal investigators. All the studies that are conducted by Quintiles are in-line with FDA and ICH GCP standards. The key services of Quintiles in India are as:

- Project Management

- Clinical Trial Monitoring

- Site Management

- Regulatory Affairs

- Drug Safety

- Pharmacovigilance

- Quality Assurance

- Medical as well as Scientific Services(3)

For more information, please visit: http://www.quintiles.com/

PPD: PPD is one among the leading contract research organizations which was founded during the year 1985. This company has its offices in as many as 50 countries with a total number of 84 offices. In India, the company is operating in the following three locations:

- Gurgaon

- Bangalore

- Mumbai

The clients and partners of PPD include:

- Pharmaceutical companies

- Biotech companies

- Medical device manufacturers

- Academic institutions

- Government organizations

And, the services that are provided by PPD are:

- Clinical Development Services

- Consulting Services

- Laboratory Services

- Discovery Innovation(4), (5)

For more information, please visit: http://www.ppdi.com/

Paraxel: This is the company which strives to be the premier providers of clinical trial services to the biopharmaceutical companies as well as the medical device companies for the development of novel medical therapies across the globe for more than 30 years. In India, Paraxel is operating in the following locations:

- Hyderabad

- Bangalore

- Delhi

- Mumbai

- Gurgaon

- Chandigarh

Paraxel is offering the following services:

- Early phase services

- Phase II-III services

- Peri-approval services

- Post-approval services

- Clinical logistics services

- Consulting services(6), (7), (8)

For more information, please visit: http://www.parexel.com/

Famous Indian Players:

Following are some of the famous Indian CROs:

Siro Clinpharm: This was an Indian CRO which was founded during the year 1996 by Dr. Gautam Daftary. The company was started operating in Mumbai. The corporate headquarters of Siro Clinpharm is located in Thane. The European headquarters of this CRO is located in Greece. This company also has its offices in USA and Malaysia. Various services that are being offered by this leading Indian CRO are:

- Clinical operations

- Clinical data management

- Medical writing

- Scientific writing

- Biostatistics as well as Statistical programming

- Clinical trial supplies

- Pharmacovigilance

The therapeutic expertise of Siro Clinpharm includes:

- Oncology

- Cardiovascular Disease

- Central Nervous System

- Endocrinology

- Respiratory Diseases

- Infectious Diseases(9), (10), (11)

For more information, please visit: http://www.siroclinpharm.com/

GVK Bio: This is one among the Asian continent's leading discovery research and development organizations. This company has its global customer base of over 300 satisfied customers. The headquarters of GVK Bio is located in Hyderabad. In India, the company is operating in the following locations:

- Hyderabad

- Bangalore

- Gurgaon

- Mumbai

- Ahmedabad

The company is also operating in the following countries:

- USA

- Netherlands

- Singapore

The services that are being offered by this CRO are:

- Discovery services

- Clinical development services

- Formulation R&D

- Manufacturing services

- Information & Analytics

- Integrated programs(12), (13)

For more information, please visit: http://www.gvkbio.com/

Clininvent: Clinivent is the company which was established as the Contract Research Organization that is having end-to-end capabilities in the areas of clinical trial and data management. The company is located in Mumbai. The partners of this company are:

- TCG Lifesciences

- Chembiotek

- LabVantage

Various services that are being offered by this Clininvent are as follows:

- Clinical trial management

- Data management

- Pharmacovigilance

- Medical writing

- Quality assurance

- GCP training(14), (15)

For more information, please visit: http://www.clininvent.com/clininvent/

CliniRX: CliniRX Tangent Research has been developed as an affiliate of the JK Organization which is a 125-year old entity with leadership in multiple sectors and subsidiaries in 88 countries. The JK Organization has its headquarters in India. Various services that are being offered by CliniRX are as follows:

- Regulatory services

- Site selection

- Project management

- Monitoring

- Medical writing

- Site support

- Safety surveillance

- Clinical compliance

- Quality Assurance

- Biometrics

- Other special services

The research offices of CliniRX are located in:

- Bulgaria

- Romania

- Netherlands

- United States

- Chennai, India

- Israel

For more information, please visit: http://www.clinirxtangent.com/

Ecron Acunova: This is the CRO which is combining the strengths from the four expert CROs that are serving Europe, South-East Asia as well as India. Various services that are offered by this CRO are:

- Bioavailability services

- Bioequivalence services

- Phase I to IV clinical trials

- Clinical data management

- Biostatistics

- Medical writing

- Regulatory affairs

- Pharmacovigilance

- Laboratory Services

The company has its offices in the following countries:

- Asia

- Europe

- Nordic Countries

- USA

- SEA(16), (17), (18)

For more information, please visit: http://www.ecronacunova.com/

Conclusion:

In addition to the aforementioned CROs, there are many other CROs operating in the countries and several of them are emerging thereby contributing to the clinical trial industry in a great manner.

References:

(1) http://www.biospectrumindia.com/biospecindia/news/158349/india-cros-on-fast-track

(2) http://www.quintiles.com/about-us/our-history

(3) http://www.quintiles.com/locations/india

(4) http://www.ppdi.com/About/Company-History.aspx

(5) http://www.ppdi.com/About.aspx

(6) http://www.parexel.com/company

(7) http://www.parexel.com/company/locations-and-offices/

(8) http://www.parexel.com/journey/

(9) http://www.siroclinpharm.com/history.html

(10) http://www.siroclinpharm.com/general_inquiries.html

(11) http://www.siroclinpharm.com/clinical_monitoring.html

(12) http://www.gvkbio.com/company/overview/

(13) http://www.gvkbio.com/company/location/

(14) http://www.clininvent.com/clininvent/message_from_president.html

(15) http://www.clininvent.com/clininvent/other_services.html

(16) http://www.clinirxtangent.com/index.html

(17) http://www.clinirxtangent.com/regularservices.html

(18) http://www.ecronacunova.com/contact/asia.htm

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