PAREXEL set up its Singapore office in 2007. There are currently over 110 staff and the office is an important hub for clinical trial coordination in the APAC region.
PAREXEL Academy has developed a strong partnership with the National University of Singapore Academy of GxP Excellence (NUSAGE), dating back to 2011. The innovative NUSAGE-PAREXEL Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Trial Management is taught by experienced international lecturers from PAREXEL Academy, and prepares graduates for career entry in Clinical Research Organizations, Pharmaceutical Companies, Patient-Care Centers and Regulatory Authorities. On successful completion of the program, graduates have preferred candidate status for suitable vacancies at PAREXEL in the APAC region.Read more
Industry Status and Trends
During the global financial crisis a number of organizations across life sciences, including medical devices, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, relocated their manufacturing facilities and R&D Centers to Asia for cost savings purposes. CROs in particular have benefited from this outsourcing of clinical trial work.
Singapore, one of the hot spots within the Asia/Pacific region, has been paving the way to become a major hub for drug development. In its role as secretariat for the APEC Coordination Center for Good Clinical Practice (GCP), Singapore plays a vital role in driving Western biopharmaceutical companies to invest in R&D centers and conduct clinical trials in Asia.
The Singapore Clinical Research Institute (SCRI) is an Academic Research Organization and wholly-owned subsidiary of the Ministry of Health Holdings, dedicated to enhancing the standards of human clinical research and developing SCRI and Singapore Scientists as an ASEAN hub for clinical research excellence.
Need for Clinical Trial Talent Development
The availability of a skilled and professional talent pool is one of the distinctive and favorable features of the Singaporean market. English is the official language, allowing a direct communication line.
As a result of increasing clinical outsourcing trends, the demand for qualified CRAs in Singapore has grown significantly.