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AstraZeneca to locate clinical research support centre in Warsaw


AstraZeneca, the Anglo-Swedish pharmaceutical firm, will in late 2011 open a Clinical Trials Operating Centre in Warsaw, Rzeczpospolita has learnt. It will be the company’s fifth such facility in the world and the first one in Central and Eastern Europe. The value of the investment was not disclosed.

The unit will provide planning, coordination and management support for the company’s clinical research activities in various parts of the world. It will employ about 100 professionals. Recruitment is already underway.

The project is the latest in a growing list of knowledge process outsourcing (KPO) centres located in Poland by major global companies. Unlike business process outsourcing (BPO) centres, they are staffed by highly qualified knowledge workers using advanced intellectual and analytical skills.

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