MUMBAI, India, April 21, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- SIRO Clinpharm a Contract Research Organization (CRO) with a presence in India, Western and Central Eastern Europe and the USA today announced its alliance with Virginia Contract Research Organization Co., Ltd. (VCRO), a Taiwan-based CRO.

VCRO has more than a decade's experience in the clinical research field having started their services in 1997, sensing the growing need of pharmaceutical companies for ICH quality clinical trials. VCRO has full-service clinical service capabilities including EDC, IVRS and analytical laboratory services.

SIRO Clinpharm has been in the arena of contract clinical research for more than 14 years now, conducting ICH GCP compliant clinical trials for its global clientele. Earlier this year in February, SIRO announced forming another engagement with a Korea-based CRO, DreamCIS.

This alliance is a collaborative partnership wherein both SIRO and VCRO will draw from each other's strengths to offer enhanced services to their customers. SIRO will now be able to offer greater reach for patient recruitment in the region, said Ajit Nair, PhD, President, SIRO, India operations.

VCRO has an extensive network in the Asia-Pacific regions including Japan, China, Singapore and Hong Kong. This alliance helps us deliver value arising out of our clinical capabilities and geographic location to a global set of clients, said Chun-Chun Li, Ph.D., General Manager, VCRO.

The clinical trials market in Taiwan is an attractive destination for global pharma-biotech firms. Taiwan offers a conducive regulatory environment and trained manpower, said Chetan Tamhankar, PhD, Chief Executive Officer, SIRO. With this alliance SIRO is now in a position to offer wider geography and cost efficiencies to its existing and potential clients.

About SIRO:

SIRO Clinpharm is among one of the leading global Clinical Research Organizations (CROs), offering full scope services, conducting clinical trials in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical devices sectors in compliance with international standards. The company has offices in India, USA, Israel and in Europe at Germany, Romania, Estonia, Greece, Czech Republic and Spain.

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About VCRO:

Founded in 1997, VCRO is dedicated to offering full range ICH-GCP compliant clinical research services for pharmaceutical and biotech companies. VCRO is one of the most experienced CROs with the longest history in Taiwan's contract research sector.

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SOURCE: SIRO Clinpharm

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