South Korea: A Top Clinical Trial Destination

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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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March 15th, 2017
Regulatory timelines in Asia

Regulatory timelines in the Asia-Pacific

An at-a-glance round-up of the arrangements for clinical trial applications in 10 countries in the region. Australia Australia is unique in that its Human Research Ethics Committees (HRECs) have responsibility for the oversight and ongoing monitoring of trials, including reviews and approvals. The first step is submission of the clinical trial to the HREC for […]

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December 30th, 2016
Part III China

Part III: China’s Future in Global Clinical Research

Active international collaboration has facilitated the rise of the Asia-Pacific region in global clinical research. In the first two parts of this blog series, we’ve discussed how Japan and South Korea – whose clinical research environments vary significantly from each other – share many common interests in their pursuit for advancing clinical R&D. The open […]

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December 7th, 2016
Part II Insights on CT environment – Sth Korea

Part II: Insights on the Clinical Trial Landscape of South Korea

Japan has taken significant steps in establishing itself as a major player in the global clinical research community, driving the demand for more clinical trials across East Asia as a result. By officially acknowledging and seeking clinical data from the Asia-Pacific region, Japan is facilitating a dialogue with one of the most powerful and capable […]

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December 5th, 2016
Korea – clinical trial opportunities and advantages

South Korea: Clinical trial opportunities and advantages

Over the last 10 years, South Korea has increasingly become a global clinical trial (CT) hub and has established itself as one of the leading CT destinations in the Asia region. In 2015, South Korea approved a total of 675 trials from South Korean and multinational drug makers for early phase studies that would lead […]

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November 19th, 2016
Excellent infrastructure in Korea

Excellent infrastructure and site quality that attracts global clinical trials to Korea

The rising presence of clinical trials (CT) in the Asia-Pacific region is predominantly driven by the East Asian region which includes China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Over the past decade, Korea has become a global clinical trial hub and is one of the leading clinical trial destinations in the Asian region; with approximately […]

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November 5th, 2016

Insights on the Clinical Trial Landscape of South Korea

Philip Gregory of George Clinical – China, highlight South Korea’s capabilities in a three part series originally published on He provides insight on its recent clinical research developments that are driving innovation across the Asia-Pacific region. South Korea In comparison to Japan, South Korea has had a longer history of conducting global clinical trials. In fact, more than […]

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January 19th, 2016