RALEIGH, N.C., Feb. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PRA International, a leading Clinical Research Organization, announces the opening of new offices in Israel and the Ukraine to accommodate the firm's continued global expansion and enhance our offerings for clients. This growth demonstrates PRA's commitment to meet the increased demand for services in the Middle East and Eastern Europe.
PRA's Israel office is conveniently located in Tel Aviv and will enhance local staff members' availability to provide services in this area to our clients. PRA established an initial presence in Israel in 2007 through partnerships with local contractors. As demand increased, the company began hiring employees to advance operational capabilities there. Over the past several years, PRA has built a staff of 17 full-time employees, including clinical research associates, clinical team managers and various other positions needed to conduct full-service Phase II through IV clinical trials.
In the Ukraine, PRA has established an office in Kiev. Located in the business district of Podil, the facility is ideally situated to provide quality clinical research services in the country. PRA currently employs 15 staff members in the Ukraine, including 10 clinical research associates. With a population of nearly 50 million, the Ukraine has emerged as an attractive location for global studies.
"We are pleased to be able to provide an increased level of staffing through new offices in these two countries," said Dr. Ludger Langer, PRA's Vice President of Clinical Operations in Europe, Asia-Pacific and Africa. "These facilities bolster our offerings by providing centralized support for local teams to serve our clients in these regions."
In addition to enhancing PRA's abilities to manage a broad range of clinical trials across varying therapeutic indications, the new facilities further strengthen the company's global presence.
PRA conducts clinical trials across all therapeutic areas in more than 80 countries and provides services in all phases of clinical development through its 39 global offices.
PRA's therapeutic expertise, global reach and project experience combined with its extensive local knowledge and differentiating philosophy—THE PERSONAL ELEMENT— enable its project teams to deliver consistent and on-time performance. This unique PRA philosophy recognizes that true client service comes only from trained, empowered and dedicated employees who are encouraged to be innovative and to use their personal commitment to accelerate the development life cycle.
SOURCE PRA International