Navigation Links
Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News reports on clinical trials in developing countries
Date:3/18/2008

New Rochelle, NY, March 18, 2008Biotechnology companies are increasingly turning to developing nations as sites for clinical trials, reports Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News (GEN). Increasing competition for clinical trial patients in the industrialized world is one of the major reasons for the offshore move, according to an article in the March 15 issue of GEN (http://www.genengnews.com/articles/chitem.aspx?aid=2401)

A ready supply of patients and large potential markets are other key drivers for the decision to conduct clinical trials in developing countries, notes John Sterling, Editor-in-Chief of GEN.

Developing nations also offer less competition from other ongoing clinical trials and patients and investigators are often eager to participate. In addition, biotech and pharma companies usually conduct trials in cities, as opposed to rural areas, since many developing world cities have doctors, staff, and equipment similar to conditions that are found in the West.

Nevertheless, there are cultural issues that must be addressed in some developing nations. For example, companies need to ascertain that the disease to be studied in a trial is actually recognized as a local morbidity. In many countries, mental illness, insomnia, and depression are seen as character weaknesses rather than as illnesses.

In the GEN article, insights on conducting clinical trials in developing countries are provided by Peregrine Pharmaceuticals, Integrated Clinical Trials Services, PharmaNet, Advaxis, and Pharm-Olam International.


'/>"/>

Contact: John Sterling
jsterling@genengnews.com
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related biology technology :

1. Interleukin Genetics Retains Top Life Science Communications Firms
2. On the trail of rogue genetically modified pathogens
3. deCODE genetics to Webcast Presentation at Lehman Brothers Eleventh Annual Global Healthcare Conference
4. deCODE Genetics Announces Full-year 2007 Financial Results
5. Genetic manipulation might model cystic fibrosis
6. NIOXIN(R) Delivers the Future to Scalp and Hair Care, Introduces the First Genetic Test to Determine the Likelihood of Hair Loss
7. AssureRx Closes Round of Funding to Commercialize Pharmacogenetic Test
8. deCODE genetics Announces Webcast of Conference Call to Discuss Full-year 2007 Financial Results
9. Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News reports on advances in miRNA
10. Interleukin Genetics Enters into New Clinical Research Collaboration with Alticor
11. Honey bee invaders exploit the genetic resources of their predecessors
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/10/2017)... ... October 10, 2017 , ... Dr. Bob Harman, founder ... local San Diego Rotary Club. The event entitled “Stem Cells and ... had 300+ attendees. Dr. Harman, DVM, MPVM was joined by two human doctors: ...
(Date:10/10/2017)... ... October 10, 2017 , ... The Pittcon ... awards honoring scientists who have made outstanding contributions to analytical chemistry ... Pittcon 2018, the world’s leading conference and exposition for laboratory science, which will ...
(Date:10/9/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 09, 2017 , ... ... a four-tiered line of medical marijuana products targeting the needs of consumers who ... packaging of Kindred takes place in Phoenix, Arizona. , As operators of two ...
(Date:10/7/2017)... , Oct. 6, 2017  The 2017 Nobel ... three scientists, Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank ... in cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) have helped ... the structural biology community. The winners worked with ... now routinely produce highly resolved, three-dimensional images of ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:4/4/2017)... YORK , April 4, 2017   EyeLock ... today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark ... patent broadly covers the linking of an iris image ... same transaction) and represents the company,s 45 th ... latest patent is very timely given the multi-modal biometric ...
(Date:3/30/2017)... March 30, 2017 The research team of ... three-dimensional (3D) fingerprint identification by adopting ground breaking 3D fingerprint minutiae ... realm of speed and accuracy for use in identification, crime investigation, ... cost. ... A research ...
(Date:3/28/2017)... -- The report "Video Surveillance Market by ... Devices), Software (Video Analytics, VMS), and Service (VSaaS, Installation ... 2022", published by MarketsandMarkets, the market was valued at ... reach USD 75.64 Billion by 2022, at a CAGR ... considered for the study is 2016 and the forecast ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):