RALEIGH, N.C., Feb. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- PRA, a leading Clinical Research Organization, continues our expansion across the burgeoning Asia-Pacific region with the recent opening of an office in Singapore. The office will serve as PRA's central clinical operations location for the region, strengthening the quality and timeliness of our deliverables to sponsors.
The Singapore facility, conveniently located in the heart of the city-state, will provide monitoring, project management, safety reporting, feasibility and other services.
"Building our capability across the region with the center in Singapore permits our sponsors to experience a wider range of services and expertise," said Helen Neal, PRA's Director of Clinical Operations for Asia-Pacific. "This location provides our teams with access to experts and resources within their time zone, positively impacting our speed and quality of delivery on projects."
Geographically renowned as the region's pharmaceutical and biomedical center, Singapore is the ideal location from which to deliver centralized study support to the region. This city-state serves as an excellent logistics hub with high fluency rates in English, and its government strongly promotes and encourages CROs to conduct cutting-edge clinical research.
"Opening a Singapore office for PRA is an exciting and significant milestone in the company's evolution and is evidence that PRA acknowledges and embraces the full potential that the Asia-Pacific region can bring to the global business going forward," said Ms. Neal.
PRA has been strategically expanding our Asia-Pacific operations since 2000. In addition to Singapore, PRA operates in eight other countries within the region: Korea, Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, and India.
PRA is transforming clinical trials through our people, innovation and transparency. PRA provides personalized service customized to the unique requirements of each study. We support our global reach and innovative approach through flexible and reliable service, delivered by skilled employees dedicated to ensuring that sponsors achieve their long-term goals.
We serve our clients across all phases of pharmaceutical and biotech drug development by combining therapeutic and operational expertise with local knowledge. Offering services in 80+ countries and serving sponsors for 30+ years, we have amassed a level of expertise that has enabled us to work on a variety of compounds, ranging from niche treatments and therapies to blockbuster drugs. But at PRA, we are looking to the future, not the past. Our increasingly forward-thinking approach to transforming the clinical trial landscape will continue to make a difference to healthcare patients around the world.