Avance Clinical, the leading Australian CRO for international biotechs and Frost & Sullivan Asia-Pacific CRO Market Leadership Award recipient, announced the appointment of Andy Hu as Business Development Manager APAC, to support increasing biotech clinical trial demand from the region.
Formerly with Informa Pharma Intelligence, the international biopharma data company, Andy will head up the APAC business development program for Avance Clinical.
Andy says the main drivers for Asian biotechs looking to Australia are speed, data quality and access to international regulatory authorities.
“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.”
Avance Clinical has grown significantly over the past two years with an increasing number of clients coming from APAC to conduct their trials in Australia.
Chief Strategy Officer Ben Edwards said the appointment of Andy Hu will further support growth and strengthen relationships 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 attending BIO Digital 2021 virtually and is available on the BIO One-on-One Partnering(TM) platform to discuss the benefits of conducting trials in Australia.
Avance Clinical has recently won the BDO Excellence in Business Award 2021 for rapid managed growth and attracting and nurturing experienced staff in a competitive global environment.
The mid-sized CRO has a reputation for going beyond the industry time and support for Sponsors, and for providing staff the training and resources needed to deliver excellence in clinical research management.