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The Siberian Yuits: a Russian People

The Siberian Yuits: a Russian People   Recently, Language Connections, a translation and interpreting services agency, had the fortunate opportunity of receiving an inquiry about a language known as Central Alaskan Yup’ik. The client was in need of transcription and translation services to document an ongoing environmental project in Bristol Bay, Alaska. There, many of…

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Rusnano Jumped Start Russian Nano-Industry

Rusnano to Jump Start Russian Nano-Industry   The Russian state-owned nanotechnology investor Rusnano has been heavily shopping all around the world, trying to import the newest technology into Russia and become a world leader in the evermore important nano-industry. A great part of the company’s investments are focused on nanotechnology developed in the United States,…

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ECommerce in Russia

E-Commerce in Russia: Accessing The Russian Market Via The Internet The Outlook of E-Commerce in Russia Recent changes in Russian policy, such as its ascension to the WTO,[1]  have led to the promise of the further opening of its markets – entering into serious dialogues with foreign companies and establishing conditions for business cooperation in…

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Clinical Trials in Mexico: the Challenges

Clinical Trials in Mexico: Addressing the Challenges Western Europe are encountering various challenges in clinical trials research, ranging from high costs to inadequate patient recruitment rates. This has resulted in a growing trend to transfer clinical research into newly emerging regions of the world. Latin America has recently emerged as a market of choice because…

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The Future of Biotech in China

The Future of Biotech in China Will China Overcome Its Barriers?   Recent trends in the pharmaceutical industry show an increase in the development and manufacturing of biological products. Although bio-pharmaceutical manufacturing has been greatly facilitated by the development of new technologies, difficulties persist in regulating biological products manufactured in different facilities, particularly ones at…

Patient Recruitment in Clinical Trials

Patient Recruitment in Clinical Trials Highly successful patient recruitment and lower costs in many countries have spurred the surge in globalization of clinical trials. Increasingly, international clinical trials are conducted in developing regions including several countries in Latin America, Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), and Asia. Patient recruitment rates depend on a variety of factors,…

The Missing Minorities in the US

The Missing Minorities   The inadequate representation of ethnic and racial minority groups in clinical trials taking place in the United States is currently of great concern. Although minority groups should not carry an unfair burden in clinical research, they also should not be excluded from participation in clinical trials.1 Research has shown that genetic…

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Language & Culture in Global Clinical Trials

Language & Culture in Global Clinical Trials By Karen Politis Virk, MS   Many emerging countries, such as India, China, Mexico, Brazil, and Russia, are rapidly becoming prominent outsourcing locations for clinical research. A wider availability of patients, low operational costs and positive patient attitudes towards clinical trials has driven this trend. These developments have…

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Clinical Trials in South Africa

CLINICAL TRIALS IN SOUTH AFRICA By Karen Politis Virk, M.S.   Due to the cost of developing biopharmaceutical products, and problems with adequate subject recruitment for clinical trials in the United States and Western Europe, outsourcing clinical research in newly emerging regions is increasingly common. Although the most dominant emerging regions are primarily countries in…