Drug discovery and development process

| January 14, 2011

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Discovering and bringing one new drug to the market typically takes an average of 14 years of research and clinical development efforts. Learn about the many different steps in the complex drug discovery and development process.

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CTG (Clinical Trials Group) is a private contract research organization (CRO) experienced and specialized in conducting all phases (I-IV) clinical trials in various therapeutic areas. For over 10 years, many sponsors have been benefiting from CTG's global and local scientific, regulatory and information management expertise achieving timely and high-quality clinical trials data. With an experienced and reliable team on board, CTG is a confirmed trusted partner in clinical research which is enforced by high working standards of Quality Control (QC) and Quality Assurance (QA).

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