Clinical trial laboratories in India

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Drugs and pharmaceutical manufacturers in India

Status of clinical trials in India

Central Drug Research Institute (CDRI)
Chattar Manzil Palace
P.B. No 173
Lucknow - 226001
Tel: (+91) 522 232411
Fax: (+91) 522 243405

Centre for Cellular & Molecular Biology (CCMB)
RRL Campus
Uppal Road
Hyderabad - 500007
Andhra Pradesh, India.
Tel: (+91 40) 2716 0222 - 41
Fax: (+91 40) 2716 0591, 2716 0311

Indian Institute of Chemical Biology (IICB)
4, Raja S. C. Mullick Road
Calcutta - 700032
Tel: (+91 33) 2473 3492, 2473 0492
Fax: (+91 33) 2473 0286

Institute of Microbial Technology (IMT)
Post Box No 1304
Sector 39-A
Chandigarh - 160036, India.
Tel: (+91 172) 695225, 695226, 694710, 695219, 690713, 690173, 690908, 690025
Fax: (+91 172) 690632

OM-First Limited
Ahmedabad, India.
Tel: (91 79) 404 849
Fax: (91 79) 656 6103 
Has office in London as well.
E-mail in London: INFO@OMFIRST.CO.UK
Contact person in London: Paresh Patel.

Quintiles Spectral Limited
3 Ashoknagar Bungalows
Behind Sundarvan
Satellite Road
Ahmedabad 380 015
Tel: (+91 79) 692 3303
Fax: (+91 79) 692 4311

Specialty Ranbaxy Limited
Plot 113, MIDC 15th Street
Andheri (East)
Mumbai - 400 093
Tel: (91 22) 5690 3851
Fax: (91 22) 5690 3865

Metropolis Health Services (India) Pvt. Ltd.
250 D, Udyog Bhavan,
Hind Cycle Marg
Behind Glaxo
Worli, Mumbai - 400 030
Tel: 91-22-56622040, 91-22-56611067
Fax: 91-22-56622080

Ace Healthways Pvt. Ltd.
Ferozepur Road, Near MBD Mall
Tel :- 0161-5270000
Tel :- 0161-2802877
Fax :- 0161-2802977

Website Name: Ace Healthways - Diagnostic Imaging Center Ludhiana, Punjab(India)

Description: Ace Ludhiana is the first diagnostic centre from Ace
Healthways. Services offered are MRI, CT Scan, Digital X-ray, Color Doppler
and Ultra Sound Scan, Clinical lab Mammography, Echocardiography.

Status of clinical trials in India

Clinical trials of bio-tech and medicinal products for approval purposes are done usually in hospitals in India. Most of the hospitals conduct clinical trials, if they have doctors interested in this activity. Information on the terms and conditions and the cost is not readily available.

All types of hospitals carry out clinical trials, large and small as also municipal and government hospitals. Large private hospitals and clinics too perform this work. The basic requirement is the presence of doctors who have an interest in this work.

On the basis of preliminary enquiries, there are already companies or agencies engaged exclusively for clinical trials in India. Examples are Quintiles in Ahmedabad, Clinfarm Consultants and Specialty Ranbaxy in Mumbai and Kumar in New Delhi. Quintiles and Specialty Ranbaxy have foreign tie-ups giving them  the technological advantage over the purely local ones.

Outlook for Bio-tech/Pharma Sectors:

India at present recognises only process patents. However, by 2005 by virtue of WTO rules, India will have to implement product patents. This will lead to widening of the market for indigenous (say, Ayurvedic products) as they will have the authenticity of internationally recognised product patents. Product patent protection will encourage multinational companies to import technology into India to develop new products.

These developments will open up increased opportunities for the clinical trials of bio-tech and medicinal products.

Assessing marketing viability involves the following steps:

estimating and forecasting the market (i.e., demand) for clinical trials for the next 10 years (in terms of number of products and total cost);
estimating and forecasting the supply of clinical trial service and segmenting it among: (i) large hospitals, (ii) small hospitals and (iii) contract clinical companies;
quantifying the demand-supply gap for clinical trial service available to contract research organisations during the next 10 years; and
estimating and projecting the revenues of the proposed contract research organisation for the next 10 years and thus establishing its marketing viability.

Drugs and pharmaceutical manufacturers in India