Global clinical research markets

 

"It is said that arguing against globalisation is like arguing against the laws of gravity"
~ Kofi Annan.

 

South Africa with its long history of conducting clinical trials and reputation for good study conduct is an ideal clinical trial destination.


 

 

There has been a significant shift in clinical trials from Latin America to Asia and to some extent to East Europe. South Africa finds itself in a negative growth position at -0.16, 6th on the country list with a negative growth pattern for industry sponsored phase II/ III clinical trials.

 

South Africa is ranked 20 out of 40 leading countries according to the number of sites/ population. It is therefore critical that South Africa displays its competitiveness through high quality clinical trial performance. [Reference Clinical Trial Magnifier, Feb 2011].