May 19, 2010
CTI Clinical Trial and Consulting Services (CTI) and Akron Clinical announce the
formation of CTI Latin America, S.A., a joint venture to serve the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry in Latin America. The company headquarters will be located in Buenos Aires, Argentina and services will be provided throughout the region.
“The two firms, CTI and Akron Clinical have enjoyed a successful partnership over the last few years and this joint venture will allow us to integrate our service offering for the benefit of our mutual clients. Through this agreement, CTI can now offer its customers our expertise and knowledge in a growing region, where local staff and experience is key to success,” according to Claudia Zylberberg, Ph.D., a member of the Board of Directors of the new organization.
“A set of unique qualities related to clinical research make Latin America a region of choice for a growing number of sponsors. Also, the group of Latin American companies demanding global research projects has been increasing significantly. Under this scenario, the synergies coming from this agreement will allow us to expand and improve our offering both in terms of services and geographic coverage,” states Laura Bocanera, PhD, CEO of the new company.
An important number of clinical research programs now include many respected Latin American investigators and their patient populations. Akron Clinical has been actively serving this market by providing support for each stage of projects, from site selection to close out activities, for Phase I to IV clinical studies as well as bioequivalence and bioavailability projects.
“CTI is excited about this opportunity to collaborate with the Akron Clinical staff and executives. We will be able to support this organization through our comprehensive business development, marketing, and operations teams in North America and Europe, and we look forward to introducing them to the more than 50 pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies with whom we have ongoing relationships,” states Timothy J. Schroeder, CEO and President, CTI Clinical Trial and Consulting Services.
CTI has been working for more than a decade in the drug development industry in North America and Europe, while Akron Clinical has been servicing the same industry in Latin America for the last four years.
About Akron Clinical
Akron Clinical is a Clinical Research Organization providing services all across Latin America for its global clients. The company has been founded by professionals with scientific background and more than thirty years of experience in biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, clinical research and multinational research organizations. Akron Clinical is headquartered in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from where it controls local offices and operations across the region. Since its foundation, it has followed the mission to provide its clients with unsurpassed quality and services while building strong, trustworthy relationships based on a commitment to excellence.