Supporting the company's on-going growth strategy, the facility, which will be based in the economic center of lași, is due to open in the first quarter of 2017. The new office will support CRF Health's existing sites at locations across the US, UK and Finland.
As Romania has a growing life sciences sector, offering strong technical competence, CRF Health's expansion to the region is tied to its commitment to providing customers with its patient-centric solutions where and when they need them. The new site will be an integrated part of the business and include research and development for CRF Health's product lines, and expanded customer service capabilities. It will bring considerable opportunities to Romania's fast-growing life sciences sector. Initially, a range of positions will be created across clinical trial and Healthcare technology R&D, software design, operations, and project management, with further opportunities expected to significantly increase by the end of 2017.
"Romania is recognized as a growing market for clinical trials and technology, and the opening of our facility will enable CRF Health to offer our global customers a more extensive range of services, as well as regionalized support from our dedicated customer teams," comments Rachael Wyllie, CEO, CRF Health. "Romania has a rich talent pool of highly skilled professionals who will be able to contribute immensely to our goal of achieving better clinical trials data and helping to simplify the path to approval for life-changing medicines."
The new investment in the region has been welcomed by Mayor of Iași, Mihai Chirica, "I am delighted that CRF Health has selected Iași as the location for its new base in Romania. The region has become a hub for many global companies and I look forward to the new opportunities that this investment will bring to our growing region."
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About CRF Health
CRF Health is the leading provider of patient-centered eSource technology and service solutions for the life sciences industry. With experience in more than 800 trials, over 100 languages and across 74 countries, CRF Health's TrialMax® platform consistently demonstrates the industry's highest data accuracy, patient and site compliance, and patient retention.
CRF Health's eSource solutions improve trial engagement by fitting into the lives of patients and seamlessly integrating into sites to maximize protocol compliance. The integrated TrialMax platform includes eCOA solutions for collecting PROs (Patient Reported Outcomes), ObsROs (Observer Reported Outcomes), and ClinROs (Clinician or Rater Reported Outcomes), and features TrialConsent™, an electronic solution for collecting informed consent in clinical trials.