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Hu will lead Avance Clinical's APAC business development program, having previously worked for Informa Pharma Intelligence, a multinational biopharma data provider.
FREMONT, CA: Avance Clinical, the chief Australian CRO for international biotechs and a recipient of the Frost & Sullivan Asia-Pacific CRO Market Leadership Award, has appointed Andy Hu as Business Development Manager APAC to help meet the region's growing demand for biotech, clinical trials. Hu will lead Avance Clinical's APAC business development program, having previously worked for Informa Pharma Intelligence, a multinational biopharma data provider.
According to Hu, speed, data quality, and access to international regulatory authorities are the primary incentives for Asian biotechs going to Australia. "They select Avance Clinical in Australia because its CRO data is accepted by the FDA, and it gives them a rapid pathway for international licensing, investment and ultimately drug approvals," he said. "I wanted to work with Avance Clinical because it's a mid-sized CRO that offers deep therapeutic experience, expedited timelines, and exceptional support to APAC biotech clients."
Over the last two years, Avance Clinical has seen a considerable increase in clients traveling from the Asia Pacific to perform studies in Australia. According to Chief Strategy Officer Ben Edwards, Andy Hu's appointment will help the company continue to grow and strengthen connections with clients in the region. "Andy is multilingual, being fluent in English, Mandarin and Korean, and has completed both a Bachelor of Korean Language and Culture as well as a Master of Translation and Interpreting. He will be responsible for developing business across the APAC region to better serve our clients operating in the region," he said.
The Avance Clinical team is participating at BIO Digital 2021 online and is available to talk about the advantages of conducting trials in Australia via the BIO One-on-One Partnering (TM) platform. In a competitive worldwide context, Avance Clinical earned the BDO Excellence in Business Award 2021 for rapidly managed expansion and acquiring and cultivating experienced people. The mid-sized CRO is known for going above and above industry standards in terms of time and support for Sponsors and providing workers with the training and resources they need to execute exceptional clinical research management.