APAC Indian Excellence Awards 2017

, In 2004 Veeda CR was established with a vision of creating a CRO with an in-depth scientific know-how, technical edge and better foresight for clinical trials, an objective of becoming a catalyst for enhanced drug development to facilitate better patient treatments. The firm was established by experienced senior professionals with a vision to set-up a premium CRO known for its Independence, Knowledge and Quality. These Goals were achieved by Veeda CR Founders because of their sole-focus on “High Value system”, “No- compromise on Ethics” and an aptitude for “Continuous Learning for Advancement of Science” in order to improve the quality of Human Life. With more than a decade of experience Veeda has now become one of the most desired partners to the Pharmaceutical fraternity globally for conducting their clinical studies to deliver safe and quality solutions with no compromise on ethical practices, as Priyanka emphasises. “At Veeda, we place a firm emphasis on following our value system to deliver excellence in our clinical trials. Our values and commitment to innovation, perfection and quality have helped us establish ourselves as one of the safest and most trusted CRO in India. Our sponsors always say that they receive minimal queries from the regulators on our reports. Our mission is to strive for excellence in quality and endeavor to INB17001 Best Pharmaceutical CRO 2017 Veeda CR is an independent Clinical Research Organization headquartered in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. We spoke to Priyanka Tiwari to find out more. become the partner of choice for our sponsors and our stakeholders. “From inception the founders’ vision was to create a world class knowledge based organization that would cater to the clinical research and development needs of the leading pharmaceutical companies in the world. We believe we have created this.” To ensure excellence at all times, Veeda Clinical Research boasts a well-designed, world class, custom-built and regulatory compliant clinical research infrastructure to facilitate conduct of quality research. It is spread over a total floor area of approximately 167,000 sq.ft. , divided to cover the Clinical Units (88,000 sq.ft . approximately), Bio analytical Laboratory area (38,000 sq.ft . approximately), Volunteer screening area, Volunteer Information centers and external archives. Priyanka outlines how this revolutionary base helps the firm to ensure quality at all times. “Quality is a way of life for Veeda. We are continuously making efforts to institutionalize quality systems and quality behavior. We ensure high quality is maintained by having monthly management quality review meetings at all levels in the company where each quality finding is discussed in detail to see how this can be resolved to prevent the recurrence. There are more than 15 Quality meetings that take place every month at various levels. This continuous interaction at all levels of the organization on a consistent basis has led to us being the only organization to have completed “22” USFDA inspections in 10 years. Both the founders Apurva Shah and Binoy Gardi attend ALL meetings in respect of quality on a monthly basis to ensure that this is taken seriously within the organization. Veeda does not take quality for granted in fact it is an integral part of the appraisal system of every individual of the company. The score given to “quality” and adherence to quality varies from 30% - 70% of the total appraisal score of any one individual within Veeda. This ensures that quality is taken seriously within Veeda. “Furthermore more we have a robust training program not only for new joinees but we have a continual professional development program (CPD) where by each individual is has to obtain certain CPD points. These CPD points are based on attending technical and also non-technical courses such as management programs. Each employee presently spends 5% of their total time on training in a year. We are targeting to increase this number to 10% within the next 12 months as we believe that this is key factor in ensuring high quality. Due to the high level of quality practiced over the last 12 years we worked for 10 of the top 15 Pharmaceutical companies of which 90 per cent are our repeat customers. “Ultimately, we are the first company to have entered into a Strategic contract with MNCs and large Indian Pharma companies. This strategic contract not only guarantees a minimum number of studies but more importantly it means that the sponsor shares/ consults and discusses their future pipeline with us. This relationship highlights the trust our sponsors have in Veeda in terms of quality in execution but also in terms of scientific knowledge.” Moving forward, growth is the firm’s core focus in order to continue to prosper and support clients, as Priyanka is proud to conclude. “Looking ahead, Veeda CR has plans to grow its capabilities in Late Phase Clinical trials, Pharmacovigilance, Bioanalysis of Large molecules / Biosimilars, increase in niche services like Inhalation studies and Glucose clamp studies.” Company: Veeda Clinical Research Private Limited. Contact: Priyanka Tiwari Contact Email: [email protected] veedacr.com , [email protected] Address: Vedant Complex, Beside YMCA club, S.G. Highway, Vejalpur, Ahmedabad- 380051, Gujarat , India. Phone: 0091 79 30013000 (Ext: 1196) ,M: +91-7069054041 Web Address : veedacr.com LinkedIn: veedacr

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