Navigation Links
Chiltern Acquires Brazil-Based Clinical Research Organization Vigiun

LONDON, April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Chiltern International Limited (Chiltern), a global Clinical Research Organization (CRO) providing clinical development and staffing services in Europe, the Americas and India, today announced the acquisition of Vigiun, a full service Clinical Research Organization located in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Established in 1999 by Eduardo Forleo, MD, and Elisa Halker, BSN, Vigiun has extensive experience conducting clinical trials in a variety of therapeutic areas, in particular infectious disease, oncology, and respiratory.

"We warmly welcome Vigiun to the Chiltern team," stated John Vann, Executive Vice President, Americas. "The acquisition of Vigiun enhances Chiltern's growing presence in Latin America, which was established nearly a year ago when we began operations in Argentina under the leadership of Oscar Podesta, our General Manager for Latin America. The knowledge and experience of Eduardo Forleo and Elisa Halker, and all of the Vigiun staff, will further strengthen our ability to serve our clients and continue our strategy for growth in the region."

Dr. Forleo has been appointed Chiltern's Country Manager for Brazil and Medical Director for Latin America. Ms.Halker will serve as Director of Clinical Operations for Brazil.

Said Dr. Forleo, "This is an exciting time to become a part of Chiltern. Our business has grown to the point that it makes sense to join forces with a global CRO whose mission and values align with ours. I look forward to contributing in very positive ways to the company's ongoing and future success."

"I am very pleased to have Vigiun join Chiltern," said Glenn Kerkhof, Chiltern's CEO. "Vigiun is an ideal complement to our existing Latin American operations and Chiltern's presence in 27 other countries as we serve the pharmaceutical and biotech industries globally."

Latin America has a population of 503 million people, of which 192 million are in Brazil. This vast population provides a significant number of potential patients in all disease areas. Latin America is rich with experienced investigators and is known for high quality data and excellent patient retention in clinical trials.

Company profile

About Chiltern:

Established in 1982, Chiltern is a leading global Contract Research Organization with extensive experience conducting and staffing international Phase I to Phase IV clinical trials across a broad range of therapeutic areas for a wide variety of clients. Chiltern has conducted trials in more than 40 countries and employs 1400 staff across 28 countries. Chiltern provides services including Early Phase, Global Clinical Development, Late Phase, Biometrics, Medical and Regulatory Affairs and Resourcing Solutions. Further information is available at

    For More Information Contact:

    Mac McElroy                       Stuart McGuire
    Chiltern International Inc.       Chiltern International Ltd.
    1241 Volunteer Parkway            171 Bath Road
    Suite 950                         Slough
    Bristol, TN 37620                 Berkshire SL1 4AA
    USA                               UNITED KINGDOM
    Tel: +1 (423) 968 9533            Tel: +44 (0) 1753 512 000
    Fax: +1 (423) 968 3567            Fax: +44 (0) 1753 511 116
    Email:   Email:

SOURCE Chiltern International Limited
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Marco Romano, MD Joins Chiltern as Medical Director, Europe
2. Chiltern Appoints Steve Albrecht to Support Further Expansion in Late Phase
3. Chiltern Announces Acquisition of an Independent USA Based Clinical Research Organization, Clinical Trial Management Services, Inc.
4. Chiltern to Participate at the Partnerships in Clinical Trials Conference in Amsterdam
5. Diana Hatsis of Chiltern Will Present at the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO) 35th Annual Continuing Education Program Held in Conjunction With the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Annual Meeting
6. Chiltern Announced Today That it has Acquired the Business of Drug Development Solutions (DDS)
7. Chiltern Wins Top Prize
8. Chiltern Will Sponsor and Present at the 17th Annual Partnerships With CROs Meeting in Las Vegas, April 14 - 16, 2008.
9. Chiltern Opens a New Office in Russia
10. Chiltern Announces New Expansion in Portugal
11. Chiltern Expands Its Global Reach to Latin America
Post Your Comments:
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... 2016 , ... A revolution is underway. Brooklyn-based company, ... for the millions of people who require these medical transport services annually. ... the use of technology. Now, SmartEMS has put forth an industry-changing app that ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... , ... June 26, 2016 , ... On June 10-11, ... of the 2016 Cereal Festival and World’s Longest Breakfast Table in Battle Creek, MI, ... the city’s history as home to some of the world’s leading providers of cereal ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... 26, 2016 , ... Brent Kasmer, a legally blind and certified personal trainer is helping to ... app. The fitness app plans to fix the two major problems leading the fitness industry ... fits all type program , They don’t eliminate all the reasons people quit ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... Austin, TX (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... Fellow of the American College of Mohs Surgery and to Dr. Russell Peckham for ... popular and highly effective treatment for skin cancer. The selective fellowship in Mohs Micrographic ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... First Choice Emergency Room , the largest network of independent freestanding emergency ... its new Mesquite-Samuell Farm facility. , “We are pleased to announce Dr. Ogunleye ... M. Muzzarelli, Executive Medical Director of First Choice Emergency Room. , Dr. Ogunleye ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... 2016   Bay Area Lyme Foundation , ... Center for Tick Borne Illness , Harvard Medical ... Hacking Medicine, University of California, Berkeley, and the ... five finalists of Lyme Innovation , the ... 100 scientists, clinicians, researchers, entrepreneurs, and investors from ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... and SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. , June 24, ... -based mobile pulmonary function testing company, is now able to perform ... developed by ndd Medical Technologies , Inc. ... in hospital-based labs.  Thanks to ndd,s EasyOne PRO ® , ARL ... can get any needed testing done in the comfort of her ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... 24, 2016  Arkis BioSciences, a leading innovator ... more durable cerebrospinal fluid treatments, today announced it ... funding is led by Innova Memphis, followed by ... private investors.  Arkis, new financing will accelerate the ... market release of its in-licensed Endexo® technology. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: