The Asia-Pacific region has seen a 138% increase in the number of gastrointestinal trials taking place over the past decade, the largest increase for any region worldwide.

The region now ranks in first for the total number of trials taking place, compared to its third placed ranking in 2010.

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These figures come from GlobalData’s extensive clinical trials database, which seeks to track the number of clinical trials taking place in countries around the world, in numerous therapy areas.

Asia-Pacific

The Asia-Pacific region saw the biggest increase in gastrointestinal related trials.

Between 2010 and 2020, there was a 138% increase in the number of trials taking place.

In 2020, the largest proportion of trials in the region took place in China with 46.8% of all trials in the region taking place there.

India and South Korea had the next largest percentage of trials taking place in the region with 17.9% and 9.2%, respectively.

Africa

Africa saw a 124% increase in the number of gastrointestinal trials taking place.

Egypt saw the largest amount of trials taking place, in 2020, at 73.7%.

Trials in South Africa and Tunisia also made up a large proportion of the trials taking place with 18.4% and 2.6%, respectively.

Middle East

The Middle East saw a 70% increase in the number trials taking place.

Iran, Israel and Lebanon made up the most trials in the region, with 74.8%, 16.8% and 2.8%, respectively.

Europe

Europe saw a 62% increase in gastrointestinal related trials taking place.

Russia saw the largest percentage of trials taking place in the region at 9.4%.

Germany and Spain also made up a significant proportion of the trials taking place.

North America

Despite being placed fifth, North America still saw an increase in the number of gastrointestinal trials.

The region saw a 32% increase in the number of trials.

The United States made up 79.9% the largest proportion of trials taking place in the region.

Canada and Mexico also made up a large amount of the trials taking place with 16.1% and 4%, respectively.

South and Central America

South and Central America saw the biggest decrease in gastrointestinal trials.

The number of trials in the region fell by 15% between 2010 and 2020.

Brazil saw the largest percentage of trials taking place in the region with 34.2%.