George Clinical – CRO India

George Clinical in India

George Clinical has a long history in the sub-continent. We have extensive experience working in both urban and rural areas of India. With over 500 sites and over a billion people – including a vast treatment-naïve clinical population and clinical development cost far lower than western countries – India is an ideal destination for clinical trials. Many sites also have state of the art facilities. Indian clinical research professionals are well-trained and qualified with excellent English skills.

India’s regulatory environment has improved significantly over the last few years. They are highly experienced in international clinical trials and many sites have been inspected by USFDA, MHRA, EMEA and other regulatory agencies. As such this makes India, once again, a highly attractive destination for clinical trials.

India has been conducting global studies for over 30 years. Several guidelines provide the framework for clinical trial conduct in India, such as the Indian Good Clinical Practice, the Indian Council of Medical Research ethical guidelines and clinical trial related drug laws (Schedule Y and its amendments).

The cost to conduct a trial in India is estimated to be 40 to 70 percent lower compared to the United States or European Union.

What are the benefits of conducting clinical trials in India?

  • Naïve patients with a heterogeneous population pool of over 1 billion
  • India has large-scale incidences of cancer, diabetes and other infectious diseases enabling shorter recruitment timelines.
  • Lower trial costs than most other global regions.
  • Well-trained medical community with thousands of investigators that offer over 700,000 specialty hospital beds from 221 medical colleges with English-speaking medical personnel
  • Use of English as the primary language allows ease of adherence to protocol and patient compliance.

What are the prevalent diseases in India?

  1. Ischaemic Heart Disease
  2. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  3. Stroke
  4. Diarrheal disease
  5. Lower respiratory infections
  6. Cardiovascular Disease
  7. Diabetes mellitus
  8. Cancer

First of its kind multi-stakeholder forum initiated to work on a national salt reduction strategy

Realizing that salt reduction in India requires a multi-stakeholder effort, the George Institute for Global Health in association with Arogya World organized the Salt Summit in Delhi on February 9th 2017. 

Disadvantaged women suffer more, are treated less and are 25 per cent more prone to heart attack

In what can be seen as emerging evidence of the access and treatment gap for women visa-vis men, a new study from the George Institute staple has found that women from low socioeconomic backgrounds are 25 per cent more likely to suffer a heart attack than disadvantaged men. ...

Media doctor India toolkit version1 launched to evaluate quality of health stories in the Indian media

A toolkit to evaluate the quality of health stories published in the Indian newspapers and in the electronic media has been launched to help journalists and health correspondents evaluate media stories on new tests, treatments and procedures, on health advice, health policy ...

Don’t blame it on the rain: back pain and weather study goes global

The George Institute for Global Health’s recent study disproving the myth that weather affects back pain or osteoarthritis has been reported all over the world, from Australia to the United States, China, Russia, India, and much more. See the list below and our Media Coverag...

Weather not to blame for aches and pains

New research from The George Institute for Global Health has revealed the weather plays no part in the symptoms associated with either back pain or osteoarthritis.

Uncovering the rising kidney failure deaths in India

A commentary by Dr. Vivekanand Jha, Executive Director, The George Institute for Global Health India. First published in The Lancet Global Health. 

Contact

George Clinical Address:
#333, Nova Miller, 4th Level, Thimmaiah Road,
Vasanth Nagar, Bangalore
560052 India

T +91 80 2226 3647, +91 80 2226 3648
F +91 80 2226 3646

Details

Number of Personnel: 42
In-country Services:Project Management
Clinical Operations
Data Management
Clinical Compliance
Regulatory Services
Statistics
Health Economics
Population:1.25 billion
Official Language:Hindi 41%, Bengali 8.1%, Telugu 7.2%, Marathi 7%, Tamil 5.9%, Urdu 5%, Gujarati 4.5%, Kannada 3.7%, Malayalam 3.2%, Oriya 3.2%, Punjabi 2.8%, Assamese 1.3%, Maithili 1.2%, other 5.9%
State Languages:(10 recommended languages*, usually depending on site locations) Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi, Telugu, Tamil, Urdu *Local translation vendor qualification and assessments have been performed and used currently for translation of patient materials and ICF and/or their amendments.
Hospital Records Language:English
Electronic Hospital Records:Only in large networks of private hospitals

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