Budapest, Hungary, August 25, 2010 / b3c newswire / - Argint International (“Argint”), a clinical research organisation based in Central and South-Eastern Europe, and Brookwood International Academy (“the Academy”), an independent academy specialising in clinical research and Good Clinical Practice (GCP) training and certification based in Guildford, UK, have entered into a strategic partnership. Under the terms of the agreement, Argint obtains exclusive distribution rights for the Academy’s training courses throughout Central and South Eastern Europe (CEE/SEE).
The Academy provides GCP and clinical research courses which are accredited by the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Physicians of the Royal Colleges of Physicians in the UK. The Academy has previously trained thousands of clinical research staff and investigators from more than 50 countries worldwide. Argint international will now market and deliver the Academy’s courses in the following countries: Austria, Bulgaria, Bosnia-Herzegovenia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Macedonia, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia.
“We have enjoyed a close association with Argint for many years. We are certain that our new partner will provide our interactive clinical research courses to the very high standards we have set for over two decades. The partnership opens the door for clinical researchers in CEE/SEE countries to benefit from our joint expertise” stated Professor David Hutchinson PhD FICR FRQA, Academic Dean, Brookwood International Academy.
Steve Dobbin, COO of Argint International commented “We are extremely pleased to enter into this strategic partnership with the Academy. The clinical research industry in CEE/SEE has grown very quickly and the number of trials being placed in this region increases every year. This growth presents industry with a challenge – how to ensure staff are well trained and proficient in their roles. The Academy’s courses will be a great resource to organisations and individuals committed to training and quality throughout the region.”
About Brookwood International Academy - www.brookwoodacademy.org
The first 'Brookwood' course was delivered in 1985. The Academy was established by Professor David Hutchinson and Neil Mountain and introduced clinical research courses with examinations in 1996. It has now trained thousands of clinical research staff, investigators, members of ethics committees and regulators from more than 50 countries worldwide. Courses have been held throughout Western Europe as well as in Scandinavia, Central and Eastern Europe, USA, South America, Australia, Singapore and Japan.
- to provide excellence in clinical research and good clinical practice training by offering high quality, interactive courses in the Academy, in-house courses and distance learning teaching at reasonable prices
- to assist in the implementation of minimum standards of competence in all aspects of clinical research by providing independently marked and validated examinations leading to certification of competence
- to collaborate with other individuals and organisations of excellence to further these aims
About Argint International - www.argintinternational.com
Argint International Clinical Research and Development Services (Argint) is a mid-sized, regional CRO based in Central and South Eastern Europe (CEE/SEE). Argint was established in 2006 by Agnes Pinnel (CEO) and Steve Dobbin (COO) and has grown to become an organisation of approx. 50 people working from several offices in CEE/SEE.
Argint provides feasibility, project management, regulatory, monitoring, Quality Assurance and training services to pharmaceutical and biotech companies. Argint is currently managing and monitoring studies in the following countries: Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Moldova, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia and Slovenia.
Organisations or individuals interested in knowing more about the courses should contact:
Brookwood International Academy
Tel: +44 1483 811383
Tel: +36 70 338 6730
Chief Operations Officer
Tel: +36 70 320 2871