US firm pours $3M in IT facility in PH, seeks tech-savvy healthcare pros

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By Tom Noda US-based contract research organization (CRO) iMedGlobal has invested $3 million for its services facility in the country as it seeks to expand its local talent of tech-savvy healthcare professionals. [caption id="attachment_20664" align="aligncenter" width="400"]iMedGlobal founder, chairman, and CEO Prashanth Visweswaran iMedGlobal founder, chairman, and CEO Prashanth Visweswaran[/caption] “We have committed $3 million towards our Philippine Center of Excellence (PCE). Our IT infrastructure has been a key part of the center’s development and success,” said Prashanth Visweswaran, founder, chairman and CEO of iMedGlobal. Visweswaran explained his company offers consulting, services and technology solutions to companies doing life sciences, bio sciences and consumer health business ? a highly specialized industry worth at $40 billion worldwide. The company’s core expertise is in research and development in regulatory affairs, clinical operations and data management, drug safety compliance and medical affairs. This also involves services and solutions for everything from clinical trial management to registration are delivered through a global network of offices in the US, India, the Philippines, and the United Kingdom. Having launched its Philippine operations last January at Bonifacio Global City, iMedGlobal is looking to employ more local knowledge workers in the fields of medicine, nursing, and pharmacology. The company globally has 200 employees and aims to increase it to 600 in the next two years. In the Philippines, iMedGlobal currently has 65 employees and is targeting to reach 100 before 2014 ends. Visweswaran also announced the company intends to expand its local PCE site in the region. “iMedGlobal is poised to meet the response and demand in Southeast Asia,” he said, noting it serves two of the top five pharmaceutical and consumer healthcare companies in the world. The Philippine site also does work for life science and cosmetics clients across Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Taiwan and Korea. The executive said they’re looking to hire Filipinos “at solid top talent leadership level” to augment iMedGlobal’s practices in healthcare technology. “We’re a combination of people who understand both technology and healthcare. We’re very strong on the domain which is a great differentiator of iMedGlobal,” Visweswaran said, noting the company’s global workforce is made up of highly skilled scientists, medical doctors, registered nurses, and pharmacists. “All our IT services employees boast robust experience, extensive certifications and proven expertise in life sciences applications, be it with global drug safety systems like Argus and ARISg, Regulatory Information Systems like Register, or Clinical Data Management Systems like Oracle Clinical,” Visweswaran said.]]>

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