Ecron Acunova CRO Expands its Clinical Research Center for Drug Development

January 17, 2011

Company News Release

Ecron Acunov announced expansion of their Mangalore Clinical Pharmacology Unit to a 80 bed facility. The Research Center was dedicated by Dr. Ramdas M Pai, Chancellor, Manipal University.

This expansion caters to the growing needs of its global clients in Pharmaco-Kinetic and Pharmaco Dynamic studies. This takes total bed capacity to 176 units in research centers at Mangalore, Manipal, and Bangalore. Drug research involves analyzing the activity of the drug in plasma using spectroscopy. Highly sophisticated spectrometers have been added. Speaking on the occasion Dr. Ramdas Pai said, "I commend the safe conduct of studies for Indian and global companies, leveraging the scientific and clinical talent of India. It is heartening to note that studies conducted at the center, got US FDA approval, leading to launch of drugs for treatment of HIV, cancer etc."