RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC--(Marketwire - November 12, 2010) - Cutting Edge Information continues its series of webinars on Clinical Development in Emerging Markets today. "On Top of the World: Decoding Clinical Operations in Emerging Markets," provides a comprehensive look at different clinical landscapes in developing economies.

Pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and other life science companies currently conduct thousands of clinical trials in the United States and Western Europe. However, they have found it increasingly difficult to meet the patient enrollment numbers needed to give a new treatment the best chance of regulatory approval.

"Our research partners have focused on the 'BRIC' markets (Brazil, Russia, India and China) for several years and, now, a large group of even newer markets for access to roughly three billion potential new clinical trial volunteers," said Adam Bianchi, chief operating officer of Cutting Edge Information. "That represents several times the medically eligible population in the United States and traditional European markets."

Friday's webinar presentation is based on recent clinical management research for Brazil, Russia, India, China, Africa, Mexico, Eastern Europe, Southeast Asia and South America.

"Questions of quality, different regulatory frameworks, intellectual property laws and cost structures can be incredibly complex for clinical development teams working globally," said Eric Bolesh, director of research at Cutting Edge Information. "You need to understand the advantages and challenges before choosing a particular location for a particular trial."

The webinar discussion includes data quality, site management and technology infrastructure as well as emerging 'next practices' to build a positive reputation among investigators, patients, governments and other key stakeholders.

Clinical development stakeholders can join the discussion through Cutting Edge Information's secure registration page:

Friday, November 12th at 12:00 GMT (7:00 a.m. EST) -- Reserve a "Top of the World" registration for this time

Cutting Edge Information will release its newest report, "Emerging Markets Clinical Development Series: Brazil, Russia, India and China" on November 15. 

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