There has never been a better time to consider China as part of your development strategy!

In another encouraging step towards making China a leading destination for clinical drug trials, some critical developments were announced at The Executive Meeting of the State Council on the 12th April 2018. From 1 May 2018, the import tariff of all common drugs including anticancer drugs, alkaloids with anticancer effects and the imported Chinese patent […]

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Significant changes ahead for drug development in China?

Significant changes are ahead for clinical research in China. The Public Consultation Notice for Policies to Encourage Innovation and Reform in Regulation of Drug and Medical Device Clinical Testing was released by the CFDA on 11 May, 2017. These proposed changes herald an exciting new era for drug and device development. If implemented in full, […]

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Taiwan: The Clinical Trials Gateway to China?

Taiwan sits, along with its smaller counterparts, Singapore and Hong Kong, as one of the gateway countries to running a clinical trial in China. Although Hong Kong’s regulatory ties are more formalized with China, than Taiwan, Taiwan has the right environment and population to make the possibility of greater regulatory cohesion with its giant neighbour, […]

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South Korea: A Top Clinical Trial Destination

Clinical trial sponsors and CROs don’t need to imagine South Korea as a country of limitless potential, they know it is. South Korea is a clinical trial destination with world-class medical infrastructure, a highly-educated, relatively wealthy and healthy population. Their investigators are, on the whole, actively engaged in clinical trials and keen to play their […]

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International Women’s Day

As the world stops to celebrate and reflect on International Women’s Day on the 8th of March, George Clinical is proud to play their part in #beboldforchange. Traditionally the commercial research sector has a larger proportion of female practitioners than men. Indeed, at George Clinical, the proportion female to men at 158:73 and with a […]

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Wearables are Improving Clinical Trial Research

The face of individual health care is changing and improving, thanks to wearables. Wearable health and fitness devices are becoming more popular by the day and with our mobile devices and wearables prompting us to keep up with good health habits, overall health is improving too. As individuals are more aware of their health, more […]

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Not-for-profit Organizations make a difference in fighting global epidemics

Developing nations suffer acutely from health epidemics due to lack of resources to adequately combat these epidemics. Many of these epidemics are managed reasonable well in developed nations but with low socioeconomic levels and poor living conditions, coupled with weak health infrastructure, diseases such as enteric and diarrheal diseases and AIDS are still major killers […]

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Working with CRM to move Malaysia forward

The Malaysian government has committed funding to improve the healthcare systems in order to further support clinical research. Clinical Research Malaysia (CRM) is a non-profit organisation – wholly owned by the government of Malaysia, which intends develop infrastructure for Clinical Research Centre networks, and be able to support global industry sponsored research (ISR) requirements. Recently, […]

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India improves processes for clinical trials

New initiatives from the country’s regulator aim to smooth the registration of trials and ensure prospective participants fully understand what will be involved through mandatory AV recording of the consent process. Clinical trial applications in India are taking a step forward, with the approval of a Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) IT-enabled system from […]

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