With the changing business models for R&D refl ecting the return of a global marketplace, product development programs are increasingly undertaken around the world, making it imperative for QCTN and its Members to establish and maintain relationships with entities abroad. These partnerships enable the QCTN’s network of service providers to operate on a global scale, providing sponsors with access to world class service and support – in commercial research and development or academic services - regardless of where they are located. To maintain and add value to these partnerships, QCTN frequently undertakes collaborative projects and programs with its Members and sponsors as well as jointly organising and attending networking and development conferences and seminars. QCTN currently has agreements in place with a number of organisations in Japan, Korea, Germany, New Zealand and the USA. These memorandums pertain to exchanging relevant information on fields of know-how, sharing information about profi les and technologies, brokerage of companies and institutes desiring partnering and facilitating exchange of personnel for training courses and education programs.
The majority of these organisations serve a similar role to QCTN as ‘member based’ organisations, meaning our partnerships with them create a global ‘Network of Networks’ that enables all members (of each of our organisations) access to clinical trials, medical services, research organisations, investors, biotech companies, information services, life service providers and biopharmaceutical providers around the world.
The following organisations currently have formal agreements with QCTN:
- BAYBIO - USA
- BIOCOM - USA
- Burrill & Company – USA
- Business Insights - UK
- EBD Group
- Fraunhofer Institute of Toxicology and Experimental Medicine - Germany
- Gangwon Technopark (GWTP) – Korea
- Kansai Bio Promotion Council (KBPC) – Japan
- Kurume Research Park - Japan
- Korean Health Industry Development Institute (KHIDI) – Korea
- New Zealand Association of Clinical Research (NZACRes) - New Zealand