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Vol 19, No 07, July 2015
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Clinipace Worldwide expands into Asia with acquisition of Choice Pharma
Clinipace Worldwide, a global digital contract research organization (dCRO) has closed its merger with Choice Pharma, a Pan-Asian contract research organization. Bringing these organizations together strengthens Clinipace Worldwide's operational and therapeutic expertise in Asia, a region in high demand by Clinipace's clients.

"With complementary operational strengths, a great reputation for quality and an experienced management team, the decision to combine the two companies was the best solution to continue to meet the long-term strategic goals of clients on both sides."

With the merger, the company extends its global footprint to include 20 operational offices in 15 countries, including new offices in Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Vietnam, Singapore, and Malaysia.

"In order to continue to address the changing industry landscape and the high demand by clients for operations in Asia, we began the process of determining the best path for investing in the growth of our company, which led us to Choice Pharma," said Jeff Williams, CEO, Clinipace Worldwide. "With complementary operational strengths, a great reputation for quality and an experienced management team, the decision to combine the two companies was the best solution to continue to meet the long-term strategic goals of clients on both sides."

Williams continues, "With staff located in over 30 countries, Clinipace is the only purpose-built CRO with deep therapeutic expertise and broad geographic capacity built on our proprietary technology-enabled service model that we call a digital CRO, or dCRO. This model delivers visibility and simplified study management through real-time performance metrics at a reduced cost to venture-based, mid-tier life science firms around the world."

"A streamlined, efficient operational approach with real-time transparency that reduces cost and budget volatility is the future of clinical trials," said Chris Wang, Managing Director, Choice Pharma. "Not only can our clients leverage Clinipace's dCRO delivery model, but they now have access to a comprehensive and integrated clinical operations, data management, biostatistics, and regulatory consultancy outside of Asia."

The combined company creates a formidable global clinical development service offering for the mid-market, along with a world-class product development, regulatory, and GxP/CMC/QA consultancy. Most importantly, Clinipace and Choice clients now have access to new markets for site activation and patient enrollment. The 5th acquisition by Clinipace in recent years, the company is dedicated to building a new delivery model based on technological innovation, therapeutic expertise and global operations to support client needs.

Together, Clinipace Worldwide will now be home to over 640 global staff. The combined company has managed over 1,500 clinical research studies and 300+ completed regulatory and strategic development engagements.

Source: Business Wire

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