Covance, Inc. has opened three new clinical development offices in Kiev, Bratislava, and Tel Aviv. The offices in Kiev and Bratislava will support staff in Ukraine and Slovakia, including the company's regional network of field-based CRAs throughout Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. Covance has been operating in these regions since 1994, with offices in Poland, Hungary, The Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Romania, and Russia. The new Tel Aviv office serves to center operations and support staff across South-Eastern Europe (Greece and Turkey) and the Middle East (Israel and Egypt).
"The establishment of this series of three new offices indicates our commitment to serve the needs of our clients for high-quality and timely clinical development on a global basis, leveraging the patient and investigator potential of emerging markets," said Robert J. Davie, Ph.D., vice president and general manager, clinical development services Europe, Covance. "We will continue moving forward with our strategy to expand into geographies that align our therapeutic focus with investigators that consistently demonstrate high-quality results, regulatory compliance, and enrollment performance to meet the current and future clinical research needs of our clients."