Quintiles Opens Expanded Asia-Pacific Headquarters in Singapore
Mon, 11/09/2009 - 3:33am
To meet the growing demand for its services throughout the Asia-Pacific region, Quintiles, a fully integrated biopharmaceutical services company offering clinical, commercial, consulting and capital solutions worldwide, today announced the official grand opening of its expanded regional headquarters facility in Singapore’s Science Park I. Encompassing three floors of Science Park’s new Cintech IV building, the new Quintiles regional headquarters facility doubles the size of its previous space in Singapore and provides additional room for expansion as future demand grows. “As the world’s biopharmaceutical services leader and the fastest growing clinical development organization in Asia, we are proud of our history, growth and long-standing commitment to the entire Asia-Pacific region,” said Dennis Gillings, CBE, Chairman and CEO, Quintiles. “Today’s grand opening of our new regional headquarters facility here in Singapore is a major milestone for our organization and this region – a region we’ve been proud to call home for more than 15 years.” Quintiles is leasing a total of 79,000 square feet (7,300 square meters) of space in the new Cintech IV building – space capable of accommodating approximately 550 employees when fully occupied. “Quintiles’ expansion today, to make Singapore its strategic home-base in Asia to drive regional expansion, represents a strong endorsement of Singapore’s capabilities in regional clinical trial coordination and research. Coupled with our capabilities in translational research, pharmaceutical and biotech companies can leverage Singapore as a one-stop location to carry out through-train drug discovery and development,” said Mr. Gan Kim Yong, Minister for Manpower, Singapore. “The Asia-Pacific region and the more than 4,000 professionals we employ here continue to be an integral and growing force in the global drug development and commercialization marketplace,” said Anand Tharmaratnam, M.D., Senior Vice President and Head of Clinical Development for Quintiles Asia-Pacific. “Our new facility provides us with the technology, resources and scalability necessary to meet the needs of our customers in today’s new healthcare landscape as well as scale our operations to meet their needs in the future.” In addition to variety of regional and clinical functional groups, the new facility is also home to one of the region’s most advanced central laboratory facilities. The new, 13,000 square foot (1,200 square meters) central laboratory facility doubles the size of the previous Singapore lab, providing the additional space necessary to accommodate the increasing demand for new and cutting-edge central laboratory services in the region. The expanded lab facility provides a variety of globally harmonized lab services and plans are already underway to expand these capabilities in the coming months with the addition of an assay development lab (ADL) and an anatomic pathology lab. Including the newly expanded Singapore facility, Quintiles has the largest central laboratory network in the world accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP). Throughout the Asia-Pacific region, Quintiles has more than 20 offices located in 14 countries providing an unequaled level of service breadth and depth to its customers. In Singapore, Quintiles employs approximately 250 employees across a variety of disciplines.