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?
- Ischaemic Heart Disease
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
- Diarrheal disease
- Lower respiratory infections
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Diabetes mellitus
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|Number of Personnel:||42|
|In-country Services:||Project Management
|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|
|GDP – per capita (US $):||$6,200|
|Health expenditures:||4% of GDP|