India has emerged as one of the top hub for Clinical Research

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Bangalore, Feb 06 (UNI) The Clinical Research in India was expected to become a Rs 10,000 crore industry by 2010 offering job opportunity to over 50,000 in the country, Mr Vijay Moza, Chairman Clinical Research Institute (CRI) Private Limited Chairman Vijay Moza said today.

Speaking to newspersons here, Mr Moza, who also announced the establishment of CRI's second Training Institute here, after Mumbai, said that the Clinical research industry in India presently suffers a huge supply crunch in terms of quality professionals.

He said that the Pharmaceutical industry in India is growing at an annual rate of 11 per cent and clinical research industry at an amazing growth rate of 84 per cent. "India with its diverse and large patient population and high quality and cost effective work force can be an adequate work platform for the global clinical research industry" he added.

CRI Dean Dr S M Saptnekar, who was also present, said that India has emerged as one of the important hubs in South-East Asia for clinical research. It also throws open an opportunity to create over 50,000 jobs by 2010 in the country and more than 250,000 jobs globally. "India ought to accept this challenge and encash the opportunity to claim a share of around Rs 70,000 crores spent on clinical trials every year" he added.

He said that the CRI was established to meet the need of Clinical Research Industry that needs specially trained and skilled manpower.

CRI aims to be a premier Training and Research Institute in Clinical and Biomedical sciences. Besides clinical research education, CRI will also focus on developing management skills in its students.

Dr Sapatnekar said that CRI was founded to nurture quality professionals to meet the growing demand for skilled manpower in Pharma, Healthcare, Life Sciences, biomedical industry needs for conducting clinical trials scientifically and ethically. CRI has designed a unique Learning by Industry-Faculty-Student-Partnership model that establishes a close relationship between the three entities involved in the process, the student, the faculty and the industry.

He said the Bangalore Center of CRI will start from April this year. The courses which were offered also included One Year PG Diplomas in Clinical Research, in Clinical Data Management and in Pharmacovigilance. Graduates of PG in Bioscience/Life Science, PG in Medicine, Nursing and also graduates of PG's in Ayurveda and Homeopathy were among who will be eligible for admissions into CRI.


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