Contracted clinical research services providers BioDev Services and Africa Clinical Trial Solutions (ACTS) have entered a strategic partnership for delivering trials from India and Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) regions.

Under the partnership, the partners will enhance their geographic outreach in offering clinical trials and other research programmes.

Together, they will provide their clients with the capability to carry out trials in 15 countries in India and SSA regions. 

Furthermore, the companies will leverage uniform SOPs and tools for carrying out trials. 

BioDev and ACTS will invest to develop an eco-system of uniform LMS, QMS, CTMS and other tools in order to provide a smooth experience to clients who want trials to be delivered from India and SSA areas together.

The combined geography of the India region comprising India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan and the SSA region consisting of Kenya, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Malawi, Zambia, Uganda, Tanzania, Ghana and South Africa represent one of the most diverse populations of patients.

The sites in these areas provide a unique combination of research and treatment-naïve population of patients, diverse representative ethnicity and medical expertise and infrastructure for trials. 

Furthermore, international pharmaceutical firms, which intend to carry out clinical research in the merged geography, would benefit from the collaboration between the companies.

BioDev and ACTS will progress to deliver their services to their clients separately who do not require delivery from the merged geography.

BioDev provides a complete suite of contract research organisation (CRO) and consulting services to biopharmaceutical firms globally.

ACTS is a specialised CRO with extensive expertise in conducting trials, with a special focus on SSA.