‘We have no plans to leave India’

Though the clinical research industry in India has been, and is going through tumultuous ordeal, Dr Anne Lindblad, director, EMMES, says that it hasn’t impacted her organization as much as other CROs.


Dr Anne Lindblad, director, EMMES

Located in Bangalore and Maryland, USA, EMMES Services, a contract research organization, set its foot in India in 2006, with a mission to contribute to India's public health challenges and the clinical research as a whole.

Trials in turmoil

The company is backed by strongly skilled professionals including statisticians, epidemiologists, biomedical scientists, data management and information technology professionals, and support personnel, who are necessary to initiate and complete all aspects of clinical projects.

"In 2006 the clinical research environment was very different. Eighty percent of our work in the US are through national institutes of health. Often they carry out global trials, and sometimes in partnerships and collaborations with biotech companies and the industry, or at times on their own. Now, things have changed in India. But having an India office has helped us even in the US. We would like to create relationships with people that will be long-term, and show our value by working along with them," explained Dr Anne.

"It is an unfortunate occurrence. Things can be much more streamlined. The population here still has public health needs and requires access to medicines. I'm confident that as we move forward things will work through, and again we'll be able to have clinical trials in India more efficiently through the regulatory process," she added optimistically.


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