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US Biopharm Services Firm Parexel Acquires Taiwanese CRO for US$51 Million (Taiwan)

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

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U.S.-based contract research organization Parexel International Corp. announced its buyout of Taiwan's Apex International Clinical Research Co. on Sept. 26. Parexel bought the firm, which will now operate as Parexel Apex International, for $50.9 million. Parexel hopes its partnership with Apex will help it to access Asia's growing healthcare and pharmaceutical markets. Apex already supplies the regional medical industry with a number of services including consultations, clinical monitoring, data management, and site management. Asides from its Taiwan headquarters, which has about 350 employees, Apex has several other locations around the region, including China, Hong Kong, Korea, India, Singapore, the Philippines, Malaysian, Indonesia, Thailand, Australia, and New Zealand. Apex's Taiwan location is especially advantageous in light of the fact that as of June 6, 2007, Taiwan had more clinical trials than anywhere else in the area with 532 active trials. Japan came in second with 328, China had 275, and Indian 270. (Click here for more - May Require Free Registration

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