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Jehangir Clinical Development Centre bags AAHRPP accreditation

Our Bureau, Bengaluru
Tuesday, September 18, 2012, 13:50 Hrs  [IST]

The Pune-based Jehangir Clinical Development Centre Pvt. Ltd (JCDC) has now been accredited by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs, Inc. JCDC by earning AAHRPP accreditation, has taken the lead in demonstrating a commitment to safe and ethical research,” said Dr. Marjorie A. Speers, president and CEO, AAHRPP.

“Like its AAHRPP-accredited peers in the United States and India, JCDC has earned a place among some of the world research organizations. In fact, to attain AAHRPP accreditation, JCDC had to show compliance with both India’s requirements for research protections and US regulations. Even before attaining AAHRPP accreditation, JCDC had taken steps to differentiate itself from other entities in India,” he added.

The accreditations are the latest indication that organizations are adhering to  AAHRPP’s goal of one set of standards worldwide for CROs, independent institutional review boards, research intensive universities, medical colleges, hospitals, and other entities engaged in research involving human participants, according to the release issued by AAHRPP

India is among the fastest growing markets for clinical trials. But growth has also brought calls for stronger research protections and greater emphasis on research quality. In US, organizations increasingly are seeking AAHRPP accreditation, stated the release.

“At JCDC, we set up a research centre, built the infrastructure, and committed the resources necessary for a quality research programme,” said Pathik Divate, CEO,  JCDC.

The Centre has been conducting clinical trials for 6 years now for most of the global pharmaceutical companies. In order to improve the quality of research and further streamline our processes, it applied for  AAHRPP accreditation, last August. The emphasis of this accreditation is protection of rights of the participants taking part in clinical trials, which is in line with JCDC's philosophy.

JCDC is the third institution in India after Kasturba Hospital in Manipal and Manipal Hospital in Bengaluru and the seventh in Asia. Beijing YouAn Hospital, Capital Medical Universit, China, Samsung Medical Center, Seoul, Korea, Severance Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea, The Catholic University of Korea Catholic Medical Center, Seoul, Korea, and National Healthcare Group, Singapore to achieve the AAHRPP accreditation which is the regarded as the gold standard for research centres globally.

 “We viewed AAHRPP accreditation as the logical step to take our programme to the next level for research participant protection, standardization and quality, said Divate.

 

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