Quintiles To Open Central Laboratory in Mumbai, India

Expands Laboratory Network to Support Global, Regional Clinical Trials

18-Oct-2006 - India

Quintiles Transnational Corp. announced plans to open a central lab in Mumbai, India, further expanding the company's global network of labs that support global and regional clinical trials. The new lab, owned and operated by Quintiles, will be equipped and staffed before the end of 2006 and is expected to be ready to support new trials in the first quarter of 2007. The lab is located in Leela Business Park in Mumbai together with Quintiles' core clinical research and electrocardiogram (ECG) businesses.

Alan Ong, Vice President and General Manager, Quintiles Labs Asia, said: "Because we will be among the first global central laboratories in India, it also will help our sponsors expand their options to support global clinical trials, particularly regarding access to patients. For Quintiles, this allows us to further maximize our global reach while minimizing our customers' shipping costs, and because it is a fully owned facility, all operations from sample management to testing to final data transfer will be tightly controlled under our global core quality standard."

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