Seoul National University Ink Deal with King Abdullah International Medical Research Center (KAIMRC)

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Korean clinical trials experts from Seoul National University (SNUH) have inked a deal with King Abdullah International Medical Research Center (KAIMRC), to train the Saudis on how to conduct clinical trials.

This collaboration is quite interesting as the Koreans have been accelerating their impact on the global clinical trials market. They are now venturing beyond Asia and to the Middle East to the Saudi Kingdom to transfer knowledge, best practices and expertise in how to conduct gold standard, clinical research. 

The Deal

The recent deal got signed on June 26, 2019, during the “Korea-Saudi Arabia Partnership Convention” which was sponsored by the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority. The agreement dictates that Seoul National University will develop and package an advanced clinical testing capability training program for about 80 KAIMRC clinical trial personnel for two years.

Saudi VISION 2030

The Saudi Arabian government is seeking to modernize it's economic and social and diversify from dependence on a petrol economy. KAIMRC noted in its press release “In particular, the agreement is more meaningful as it is in accordance with Saudi’s ‘VISION 2030.” The si...

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