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CEO Of Avance Clinical Nominated For Executive Of The Year In 2023 Citeline Pharma Intelligence Awards Japan

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Adelaide, Australia | North Carolina, USA – Avance Clinical, the award-winning Australian and North American market-leading CRO for biotechs, is proud to announce that Chief Executive Officer Yvonne Lungershausen has been nominated for Executive of the Year in the 2023 Citeline Pharma Intelligence Awards in Japan.

The Citeline Pharma Intelligence Award will be announced on October 17, 2023 in Tokyo. According to Citeline, the award, “is designed to acknowledge excellence in leadership, career achievements, influence within the industry and the key characteristics that make a good leader, such as decisive and clear strategy, team building and employee welfare.”

Avance Clinical has achieved outstanding success guided by Yvonne’s leadership, global vision and passion for quality and customer service. The company’s staff numbers have grown significantly by approximately 85% since Avance was established in 2019. In the last 12 months, Avance Clinical expanded its operations into the US, opened a North Carolina office and a new biometrics hub in Bangalore, India.

With her experience of over three decades in the Australian, New Zealand and US clinical trials drug development environment Yvonne has not only put Avance Clinical on the global map but hired and retained some of the best talents from across the globe.

Yvonne has helped champion a culture of innovation and adaptability within the company -successfully embracing emerging technologies and capitalizing on new market opportunities, hence strengthening its competitive position. Yvonne’s exceptional leadership has not only driven the company’s growth but has also positively impacted the lives of Avance Clinical’s employees, shareholders, and biotech clients.

She is highly regarded within the industry and is renowned for her exceptional expertise in addressing complex clinical trial challenges. She sees the importance of preparing for change fostering an adaptive and forward-thinking mindset within the organization. Her leadership is defined by a deep commitment to cultivating relationships and driving positive industry change.

CEO Yvonne Lungershausen said, “I am honored to be nominated for this award. It reflects not only my accomplishments as leader of the organization but our entire team’s efforts at Avance Clinical globally. Our team’s dedication and commitment to quality clinical research is what makes us so successful. We take pride in servicing the needs of our biotech clients and providing them with the very best, customized solutions.

“I am looking forward to attending the Citeline Pharma Intelligence awards ceremony in Tokyo in October – there is also the added benefit of being able to meet with and connect with our regional biotech clients,” she said.

 

About Avance Clinical

Avance Clinical is a full-service CRO for biotechs with a proven track-record for delivering clinical excellence in Australia, New Zealand, and North America. As the largest premium full-service CRO in Australia and North America, Avance Clinical specializes in delivering top-tier clinical trials that yield globally accepted data.

Award-winning CRO for Biotechs

Avance Clinical has been recognized for the fourth consecutive year by Frost & Sullivan in 2023, being awarded the Best Practices Customer Value Leadership for Biotech’s award, for its continuous exceptional performance.

Pre-clinical through to Phase I and Beyond

Avance Clinical offers pre-clinical consultancy services with their experienced ClinicReady team right through to Phase I and beyond clinical services leveraging significant Government incentive rebates of up to 43.5% and rapid start-up regulatory processes that are available in Australia. With experience across more than 110 therapeutic indications, Avance Clinical can deliver world-class, high-quality, internationally accepted data suitable for FDA and EMA review.

Technology

Avance Clinical uses state-of-the-art technology and gold-standard systems across all functional areas to provide clients with the most effective processes. Medidata, Oracle, Zelta, Veeva and Medrio are just some of Avance Clinical’s technology partners.

Avance Clinical Earns Frost & Sullivan’s 2023 Best Practices Customer Value Leadership Award for Delivering High-quality Clinical Trials Based on Globally Accepted Data

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Avance Clinical is an Australian and North American market-leading Contract Research Organization (CRO) that provides international biotechs with customized solutions. For the fourth consecutive year, Avance Clinical has been awarded Best Practices Customer Value Leadership awarded, by Frost and Sullivan, for its exceptional performance

San Antonio, TX — 7 August 2023 Frost & Sullivan recently researched the Asia-Pacific biotechnology contract research organization industry and, based on its findings, recognizes Avance Clinical with the 2023 Customer Value Leadership Award. The company is a leading CRO with over 20 years of experience and provides comprehensive clinical research services to drug sponsors worldwide.

Avance Clinical’s services span the entire clinical trial process, from early-stage development to late-stage studies, supporting the ever-evolving demands of biotechnology research and development. It offers up-to-date strategic guidance on study design, regulatory compliance, and protocol development, ensuring trials comply with the rigorous requirements of regulatory authorities globally.

With its commitment to delivering first-class services, Avance Clinical has a strong track record of achievement in biotechnology research, and its unwavering devotion to quality has earned it a reputation as a trustworthy partner in pioneering biotech innovations. The company consistently forms strategic partnerships with leading academic institutions, research organizations, and clinical trial sites to gain access to innovative technologies and a network of experienced professionals. Through these partnerships, Avance Clinical incorporates the latest developments into its offerings and stays abreast of emerging biotechnology and clinical research trends.

“The company understands the intricacies of conducting clinical trials for innovative biopharmaceutical products, gene and cell therapies, and other advanced therapies. Its experts possess deep scientific knowledge and expertise in handling biotech’s clinical trial complexities, including specialized protocols, biomarker analysis, and pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics assessments,” said Azza Fazar, Best Practices Research Associate at Frost & Sullivan.

As a reflection of the tremendous value the company delivers to its customers, Avance Clinical’s flagship program, GlobalReady, has gained traction among biotech stakeholders. GlobalReady provides customers with substantial benefits, including time reduction, cost savings, and high-quality data generation, approved by the United States (US) Food and Drug Association (FDA).

Furthermore, with the newly opened North American headquarters in Wake Forest, North Carolina, Avance Clinical offers enhanced services in Australia, New Zealand, and the United States. The GlobalReady program streamlines the process and minimizes disruptions, cutting clinical trials’ time and cost by seamlessly facilitating the transition of early-to-late phase studies from customers in Australia and the US.

“The GlobalReady program has gained significant traction, embraced by over 50 biotech clients. In addition, the attractive 43.5% rebate on clinical spending in Australia allows the company’s clients to utilize its expertise and team in North America while maintaining services in Australia. This strategic approach enables clients to maximize rebate potential while leveraging Avance Clinical’s North American operations knowledge and capabilities,” noted Umesh Lal, Industry Analyst at Frost & Sullivan. With its strong overall performance, Avance Clinical earns Frost & Sullivan’s 2023 Customer Value Leadership Award in the Asia-Pacific biotechnology contract research organization industry.

Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that demonstrates excellence in implementing strategies that proactively create value for its customers, focusing on improving the return on the investment that customers make in its services or products. The award recognizes Avance Clinical for its unique focus on augmenting its customers’ value, beyond simply good customer service, leading to improved customer retention and customer base expansion.

Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Awards recognize companies in various regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analyses, and extensive secondary research to identify best practices in the industry.

About Frost & Sullivan

For six decades, Frost & Sullivan has been world-renowned for its role in helping investors, corporate leaders, and governments navigate economic changes and identify disruptive technologies, Mega Trends, new business models, and companies to action, resulting in a continuous flow of growth opportunities to drive future success.

About Avance Clinical

Avance Clinical is the largest premium full-service Australian and North American CRO delivering quality clinical trials, with globally accepted data, in Australia, New Zealand and the US for international biotechs. The company’s clients are biotechs in their drug development phases that need fast, agile, and adaptive solution-oriented clinical research services.

Pre-clinical through to Phase I and Beyond

Avance Clinical offers pre-clinical consultancy services with their experienced ClinicReady team right through to Phase I and beyond clinical services leveraging significant Government incentive rebates of up to 43.5% and rapid start-up regulatory processes that are available in Australia.

With experience across more than 110 therapeutic indications, Avance Clinical can deliver world-class, high-quality, internationally accepted data suitable for FDA and EMA review.

Technology

Avance Clinical uses state-of-the-art technology and gold-standard systems across all functional areas to provide clients with the most effective processes. Medidata, Oracle, Zelta, Veeva and Medrio are just some of Avance’s technology partners.

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Avance Clinical Joins Global Health Summit Campaign for Faster Access to Life-Changing and Life-Saving Therapies

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Adelaide, Australia | San Diego, USA – Avance Clinical the leading award-winning Australian and North American CRO that offers the programs ClinicReady and GlobalReady for early-phase biotech companies to speed up the path to regulatory approval, has been invited to join the Global Health Summit campaign which will be featured on Reuters.

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Avance Clinical CEO, Yvonne Lungershausen, Chief Scientific Officer Gabriel Kremmidiotis, and Head of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs Jorgen Mold are interviewed in a new Global Health video featured on Reuters news service about the importance of quality clinical trials as part of the drug development process.

The campaign is a collection of interviews and video documentaries, highlighting international business leaders and healthcare specialists from various industries. The series will showcase organizations spearheading specific health initiatives, developing ground-breaking medicine and complex health technologies, and taking on the challenges of both physical and mental health globally.

The Global Health program launches at the upcoming Global Health Summit on 25-27 May 2023 at the prestigious Intercontinental Hotel in Geneva, bringing together 100 leaders and executives from various sectors of the Private and Public Healthcare Industry.

The event will feature round table discussions where participants will discuss strategies, share knowledge and expertise, and identify opportunities for collaboration. This will be complemented by keynote speeches and panel discussions that will explore the latest trends and emerging issues in the healthcare industry.

Avance Clinical CEO, Yvonne Lungershausen and Executive VP North American Operations John Mann will be attending the Global Health Summit and Yvonne will be a leading panelist.

Avance Clinical is at the cutting edge of clinical trial technology and has recently been ranked as the world leader in DCT technology adoption by GlobalData and Clinical Trial Arena in the CRO sector.

The report found 46% of Avance Clinical’s trials incorporated some elements of DCT technologies in 2022 including telemedicine, remote monitoring, and digital data collection.

The DCT report also noted that Avance Clinical’s staff training in the latest technologies was a key factor in the ranking. See the full report here

Avance Clinical’s unique clinical offering GlobalReady enables biotechs that have completed early to mid-phases in Australia to rapidly and seamlessly transition to the US in preparation for FDA approvals, all with the one CRO and dedicated teams across both regions, which reduces time and cost and delivers quality data.

There are currently more than 280 Phase III global trials that have conducted their Phase I study in Australia, which demonstrates Australian data acceptability with the FDA and other major regulatory authorities.

More than 40 biotech clients are now taking advantage of Avance Clinical’s GlobalReady program.

This seamless GlobalReady journey is designed so biotechs can:

  • Take advantage of the Australian early-phase clinical trial landscape (No IND and 43.5% tax rebate)                   
  • Transition or expand into North America for later phases – without changing CROs (retain study knowledge and processes/team)
  • Seamlessly operationalize global dose-escalation and dose-expansion trials across the two regions
  • Harness significant speed and cost advantages
  • Be assured of quality data – transferable and readily acceptable by the FDA and other regulatory authorities

Find out more:

Learn about the Australian Advantage here 

Learn about the ClinicReady model here

Learn about the GlobalReady model here

or more information about the benefits of running your next study with Avance Clinical

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About Avance Clinical

Avance Clinical is the largest premium full-service Australian and US CRO delivering quality clinical trials, with globally accepted data, in Australia, New Zealand and the US for international biotechs. The company’s clients are biotechs in their early phases of drug development that need fast, agile, and adaptive solution-oriented clinical research services.

Frost & Sullivan Awards

Avance Clinical, a Frost & Sullivan Asia-Pacific CRO Market Leadership Award recipient for the past three years, has been providing CRO services in the region for more than 24 years.

Pre-clinical through to Phase 1 and 2

Avance Clinical offers pre-clinical services with their experienced ClinicReady team right through to Phase 1 and 2 clinical services leveraging significant Government incentive rebates of up to 43.5% and rapid start-up regulatory processes.

With experience across more than 110 indications, the CRO can deliver world-class results and high-quality internationally accepted data for FDA and EMA review.

Technology

Avance Clinical uses state-of-the-art technology and gold-standard systems across all functional areas to provide clients with the most effective processes. Medidata, Oracle, IBM Watson and Medrio are just some of the technology partners.

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Avance Clinical Wins International Health Award for Biotech CRO Services

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Australia – Avance Clinical, the leading Australian-based biotech CRO with US operations has won the South Australian Premier’s Export Awards – International Health category. The award recognizes excellence in clinical services exports.

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The Premier of South Australia Peter Malinauskas, and Minister for Trade and Investment Nick Champion, presented the Premier’s Export Awards to Avance Clinical CEO Yvonne Lungershausen at the awards industry event today.

This follows Avance Clinical’s selection as finalist for the Informa Pharma Intelligence Awards 2022 Best Contract Research Organization in APAC.

Avance Clinical, which is backed by global private equity firm The Riverside Company, recently acquired a leading CRO in North America to expand services and offer their biotech clients US sites for later phase studies.

CEO Yvonne Lungershausen said Avance Clinical is now the leading Australian-based biotech CRO with US operations.

“We are honored to be selected for the award. We are a major employer with more than 220 staff and we bring significant biotech clinical research business into South Australia and Australia.

Clinical research is a high-value export that keeps our medical, research, and biopharma sectors at the forefront of international knowledge and innovation.

The majority of our clients are from North America, the EU, and Asia so we really are an internationally-focused organisation.

Avance Clinical has a global reputation for agile clinical solutions to support accelerated clinical development for our international biotech clients and we are very proud of our growth and success in recent years.”

The company provides global regulatory standard clinical research services across all phases to the international biopharma industry.

Avance Clinical is also accredited as a gene technology CRO under the Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) for vaccines and GMO therapies clinical trials.

“We have shown, with our high growth and industry-leading repeat business rates that our focus on gold standard technology paired with solution-orientated clinical experts is the mix our biopharma clients require in this fast-moving, competitive and high-stakes sector,” said Lungershausen.

Avance Clinical has been recognized for the past two consecutive years with the prestigious Frost & Sullivan CRO Best Practices Award.

Find out more:

About Avance Clinical

Avance Clinical is the largest premium full-service Australian CRO delivering quality clinical trials, with globally accepted data, in Australia and New Zealand for international biotechs. The company’s clients are biotechs in their early phases of drug development that need fast, agile, and adaptive solution-oriented clinical research services.

Frost & Sullivan Awards

Avance Clinical, a Frost & Sullivan Asia-Pacific CRO Market Leadership Award recipient for the past two years, has been providing CRO services in the region for more than 24 years.

Pre-clinical through to Phase 1 and 2

Avance Clinical offers pre-clinical services with their experienced ClinicReady team right through to Phase 1 and 2 clinical services leveraging significant Government incentive rebates of up to 43.5% and rapid start-up regulatory processes.

With experience across more than 110 indications, the CRO can deliver world-class results and high-quality internationally accepted data for FDA and EMA review.

Technology

Avance Clinical uses state-of-the-art technology and gold standard systems across all functional areas to provide clients with the most effective processes. Medidata, Oracle, IBM Watson and Medrio are just some of the technology partners.

Avance Clinical Finalist for Informa Pharma Intelligence Awards 2022 – Best Contract Research Organization in APAC

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Adelaide, Australia – Avance Clinical, the largest premium Australian Contract Research Organization (CRO) for international biotechs, has been selected as a finalist for the Best Contract Research Organization in APAC by Informa Pharma Intelligence.

Avance Clinical has undergone significant expansion in recent years, including new offices in Sydney and Melbourne to accommodate the growing clinical team in Australia.

The award winner will be announced on 1 September 2022. The finalists are:

  • Avance Clinical
  • Calyx
  • CMIC Group
  • EPS
  • ICON
  • Parexel
  • Syneos Health

Avance Clinical’s CEO Yvonne Lungershausen said:

“Avance Clinical is extremely pleased to be selected as a finalist for this prestigious award. It is a credit to our amazing customer-focused team for delivering the CRO excellence that has been recognized by the Informa Pharma Intelligence award judges.

“Avance Clinical has a global reputation for agile clinical solutions to support accelerated clinical development for our international biotech clients. We are very proud of our growth and success in APAC in recent years.”

According to Informa Pharma Intelligence:

This Award is to recognize CROs that provide full or specialist services to their clients and which have an office in either in Japan or the Asia region including Australia.

Judging considers the quality of services and relationships built with clients and pays particular attention to the innovative patient recruitment strategies the CRO has brought to the table.

The award is based on achievements in the 2021 calendar year.

Core areas judged include:

  • The particular capabilities and strengths the CRO offers
  • How the company has delivered results that exceed sponsor expectations
  • Innovations in patient recruitment strategy has the CRO brought to its partner
  • How it has improved its performance, for example, in its quality of data, timelines and transparency
  • The steps the company is taking towards streamlining data collection and reporting

To find out more please visit: https://pharmaintelligence.informa.com/events/awards/japan-awards-2022/shortlist-2022

Avance Clinical recently secured a significant investment from global private equity firm, The Riverside Company (Riverside), to support further regional and global expansion.

The investment values the company in excess of $200m.

 “With the support of Riverside and its powerful global footprint and deep healthcare experience, Avance Clinical will execute on its regional and international expansion plans organically and via acquisitions,” said Lungershausen.

Avance Clinical is the Australian-owned CRO that provides global regulatory standard clinical research services across all phases to the local and international biopharma industry.

The company is also accredited as a gene technology CRO under the Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) which has allowed it to expand into clinical trials for vaccines and GMO therapies.

“We have shown, with our high growth and industry-leading repeat business rates that our focus on gold standard technology paired with solution-orientated clinical experts is the mix our biopharma clients require in this fast-moving, competitive and high-stakes sector,” said Lungershausen.

Avance Clinical has been recognised for the past two consecutive years with the prestigious Frost & Sullivan CRO Best Practices Award.

Find out more:

About Avance Clinical

Avance Clinical is the largest premium full-service Australian CRO delivering quality clinical trials, with globally accepted data, in Australia and New Zealand for international biotechs. The company’s clients are biotechs in their early phases of drug development that need fast, agile, and adaptive solution-oriented clinical research services.

Frost & Sullivan Awards

Avance Clinical, a Frost & Sullivan Asia-Pacific CRO Market Leadership Award recipient for the past two years, has been providing CRO services in the region for 24 years.

Pre-clinical through to Phase 1 and 2

Avance Clinical offers pre-clinical services with their experienced ClinicReady team right through to Phase 1 and 2 clinical services leveraging significant Government incentive rebates of up to 43.5% and rapid start-up regulatory processes.

With experience across more than 105 indications, the CRO can deliver world-class results and high-quality internationally accepted data for FDA and EMA review.

Technology

Avance Clinical uses state-of-the-art technology and gold standard systems across all functional areas to provide clients with the most effective processes. Medidata, Oracle, and Medrio are just some of the technology partners.

Avance Clinical Awarded Frost & Sullivan 2021 Asia-Pacific CRO Best Practices Award for Customer Value Leadership

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Avance Clinical, the largest premium Australian CRO for international biotechs, has been awarded the prestigious Frost & Sullivan 2021 Asia-Pacific CRO Customer Value Leadership Award, the second consecutive Asia-Pacific (APAC) CRO Best Practices Award for the company from Frost & Sullivan.

Avance Clinical is an Australian owned Contract Research Organisation (CRO) that has been providing high-quality clinical research services fit for global regulatory standards to the local and international drug development industry for 24 years.

Frost & Sullivan says the Asia-Pacific’s CRO market value, currently at $6.01 billion, is estimated to reach nearly $11.04 billion in 2026, growing at a compound annual rate of 12.2%.

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Avance Clinical Wins Excellence in Business Award 2021

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The leading Australian CRO for biotechs and Frost & Sullivan Asia-Pacific CRO Market Leadership Award recipient Avance Clinical has won the Fast Movers SA Excellence in Business Award 2021 sponsored by international accounting and business advisory firm BDO.

According to BDO the Fast Movers SA Excellence in Business Award, recognizes a company that has achieved exceptional and sustained growth year on year, and demonstrates innovative strategies and market leadership, as shown by leading CRO Avance Clinical.

“BDO is proud to be involved with an awards program that recognizes South Australia’s fastest growing, most innovative and arguably smartest businesses. Avance Clinical CEO Yvonne Lungershausen and her team focus on providing quality services while maintaining a global perspective but also a local South Australian focus – particularly as an employer of choice, making them a worthy winner of this award,” says Rudy Pieck, Managing Partner, BDO South Australia.

Avance Clinical CEO Yvonne Lungershausen, said

“As the Australian CRO for biotechs we are very pleased to be recognized for our business excellence,” she said.

“The Fast Movers Excellence in Business Award is recognition of the quality work conducted by Avance Clinical, and how we manage our growth trajectory as we continue to attract biotechs from around the world for clinical research services.

It really is all about our staff and how we support and nurture them with a team environment, training, and career progression and, most importantly, the time and resources to deliver the very best for our clients.

Australia is highly regarded around the globe for quality clinical research, rapid start-up, and the world’s most attractive rebate of 43.5% on clinical trial spend.

Biotechs from the US, Asia and EU are discovering the enormous benefits of conducting their clinical research in Australia and, perhaps most importantly, that our clinical data is accepted by all the major international regulatory authorities.”

 

Avance Clinical Expands Gene Technology Clinical Trial Services to Meet $17.4 billion Market Demand

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The leading Australian CRO for biotechs and Frost & Sullivan Asia-Pacific CRO Market Leadership Award winner, Avance Clinical, has expanded its gene technology clinical trial services to meet the increasing global demand predicted to reach $17.4 billion by 2023.

Avance Clinical is accredited as a gene technology CRO under the Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR).

This accreditation recognizes that Avance Clinical has the CRO resources and internal processes in place to effectively manage pre-clinical and clinical trials for products involving genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

In Australia, dealings with GMOs in clinical research requires authorization under the Gene Technology Act 2000. The OGTR administers the Gene Technology Act 2000, and has specific responsibility to protect the health and safety of people, and to protect the environment, by identifying risks posed by or as a result of gene technology, and by managing those risks through regulating dealings with GMOs.

The global market for genetic modification therapies is expected to grow from $2.3 billion in 2018 to reach $17.4 billion by 2023, growing at a compound annual growth rate of 49.9% (BCC Research, 2018). The utilization of gene modification technologies used in COVID-19 vaccine products is likely to translate in further growth in this field of therapeutics.

Avance Clinical CEO Yvonne Lungershausen, said OGTR accreditation is important for our international clients. “Our clients need to know that their CRO has all the necessary credentials and is capable of delivering the highest of clinical research standards in this exciting and rapidly evolving sector,” she said.

Avance Clinical currently has a number of GMO studies underway and is expanding its services further to accommodate increasing global demand.

AUSTRALIA & ASIA-PACIFIC CRO MARKET REPORT: Frost & Sullivan

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Avance Clinical has positioned itself as a global leader in early phase clinical trials by developing innovative strategies and approaches to initial phase development. It helps global biotech companies set up clinic and achieve proof of concept faster with a data package that stands up to the scrutiny of global regulators. The company is well reputed for proven support of the biotech industry by providing scientific and regulatory expertise to help develop the best strategy to achieve clinical trial outcomes in the most time- efficient manner. Read the full report here.