The lași-based facility will support CRF Health’s existing sites at locations across the US, UK, and Finland, and is expected to open in the first quarter of 2017.
According to the company, the new site will be an integrated part of the business and include research and development for CRF Health’s product lines, and expanded customer service capabilities.
“The decision to move to Romania was taken to help support our ambitious growth and expansion strategy, this being a key factor which enables the business to move forward at a much faster pace,” Sarah Dixon, Chief People Officer, CRF Health, told us.
‘It is an exciting time for technological innovation and CRF Health has been expanding our product and service portfolio to meet the needs of our evolving industry,” she added.
Over the last year, CRF Health launched its eConsent product, TrialConsent™ and acquired Entra Health – bolstering the company’s connectivity and establishing “a complete network of solutions to collect, manage and analyze biometric and clinical trial data,” Dixon explained.
The company has engaged its preferred partners and is currently setting up the legal entity. It has also begun recruiting for roles across clinical trial and healthcare technology R&D, software design, operations, and project management.
“Additionally, we are designing a global, new-hire orientation programme that will allow Romanian recruits to undertake training and induction abroad,” said Dixon.
Opportunities are expected to “significantly increase” by the end of 2017, according to the company.