RPG and WuXi CDS Rebrand as WuXi Clinical

May 7, 2019
Applied Clinical Trials

The mid-sized CRO market has seen a number of significant changes, and now the recently merged Research Point Global (RPG) and WuXi Clinical Development Services (CDS) are to rebrand as WuXi Clinical at DIA 2019.

The newly combined contract research organization (CRO) employs some 1000 clinical research specialists across 20 global locations with two main hubs in the United States and China. WuXi Clinical will continue to focus on the expanding opportunities across small to mid-tier clients, offering tailored, customer-centric, full-service global clinical trial management.

RPG has over 20 years of pedigree designing and implementing global clinical trials and capabilities spanning some 60 countries. The company brings long established, closely interwoven, strategic partnerships with local experts from countries across North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific. WuXi CDS, the China-based CRO has deep regulatory knowledge within China and has undergone substantial growth in revenue, client base, and expertise over the past year. Coupled with WuXi's some 2000-member clinical research coordinator team (SMO services organization), WuXi Clinical can provide all aspects of clinical trial management necessary to successfully include China in global development plans.

"One of the main reasons we knew straight away that this union was going to be successful was the shared values of our Austin and Shanghai leadership teams. Both RPG and CDS had extremely client-centric approaches; this really sets us apart from our competitors and is ingrained in the company's character. We act as a natural extension of our client's in-house clinical team, providing executive level support to successfully deliver global on or ahead of schedule. Our goal WuXi clinical is to continue to work with our client partners to be greater than the sum of our parts. In fact, our new company strategy is entirely focused around how we can work "better togethe" commmented Becky Carpenter, Head of North America/Euro Operations at WuXi Clinial.

By combining with WuXi CDS, the company has further enhanced capacity to provide tailored servies, and serve as the gateway CRO t and from the U.S. and China.

"This is a hugely exciting time for WuXi Clinical as we bring together our focus on providing a very collaborative customer approach, coupled with additional resources. Our targets for this year are to cement our offering amongst mid-tier pharma, and we anticipate good traction in the market. In fact, we have regularly benefited from working with returning contacts in these firms, as they have come to rely upon our unique expertise to advanced trials. With our combined capabilities, we now have crucial role to play in maximizing new opportunities and working as a bridge between R&D markets in the US and China." added Johnthan Lee, General Manager and Head of WuX Clinical.

The newly launched WuXi Clinical has spent the last eighteen months fully harmonizing and completely integrating its internal capabilities, processes, and operations. WuXi Clinical will launch the new brand at DIA 2019 in San Diego, CA.