Rare disease drug development is a rapidly expanding field with growing pressure for getting more orphan drug approved to treat rare diseases. There is a vast consensus among patients, health care bodies, governments etc. to expedite drug development in this field. Some wonderful numbers that attest to growing interest in rare diseases and orphan drugs […]

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Thailand FDA periodically releases list of of institutional review boards (IRBs) / ethics committees (ECs) that it recognizes for acceptance of clinical trials. Under Thailand regulatory system, approved ethics committees serve as the main point of approvals for initiating clinical trials in the country. This has been explained in our previous articles (see Part I and Part II), […]

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Brazil has grown exponentially in clinical research over the last decade. During the past 3 years, clinical trials in Brazil have grown significantly, with the country becoming one of the three most dominant emerging countries, along with India and Russia, which together attract the highest number of Western companies outsourcing clinical trials. Brazil is a […]

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Case record form (CRF) is a wonderful and necessary tool used in clinical trials to collect data from each participating patient. CRF (also, referred as case report form) have historically been on paper (unlike electronic ones these days). Traditionally, something like carbon copy paper have been used, such that one sheet can be added to […]

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Over a million people are currently living with TB in Indonesia, making up more than 10% of the world’s TB burden. Of the estimated 32 000 new cases of drug-resistant TB in the country, only about a third of these cases were detected. In a country with a high malaria burden, less than 1% of […]

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Sri Lanka was one of the first countries to embrace the concept of clinical trial registration.  The SLCTR was recognized as a Primary Registry of the Registry Network of the WHO‐ICTRP in March 2008, being the fourth Primary Registry to join the Network.   Why Sri Lanka? Sri Lanka is an emerging market for clinical trial […]

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Mexico is rapidly becoming a major player in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries. A recent report states that It’s the number one exporter of medical devices in Latin America and 8th in the world and also a leading exporter of pharmaceutical products in Latin America. Having diverse demographic profile gives enormous potential for the recruitment of patients on a […]

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Hong Kong has a impeccable history of international research with impressive track record of conducting global clinical trials. It has an outstanding healthcare system and indicated as one of the lowest infant mortality rates and the longest life expectancy in the world. Hong Kong is an emerging market for clinical trials. It is the world’s eighth largest […]

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Thailand is the second largest healthcare market in Southeast Asia after Indonesia making up roughly about 20% of the region’s expenditure. Thailand’s pharmaceutical market is the eight largest in the Asia Pacific region and considered as one of the largest and most developed in ASEAN. Why choose Thailand as your Generic Drug Market? Thailand’s Generic market presents […]

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Singapore is considered as the R&D pioneer in Asia with highly qualified clinicians, a solid and advanced infrastructure, cutting-edge technology, commitment by the government to become one of the preferred clinical research destinations worldwide. Singapore is central to the region (South East Asia) and hub of the life sciences industry, acting as a pacesetter to […]

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