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Avance Clinical Sponsors China BioPharma Award at the Global Scrip Awards, London

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Adelaide, Australia/San Diego, USAAvance Clinical, the leading Australian-based biotech CRO with US operations will sponsor and present the China BioPharma Award at the global biotech Scrip Awards in London next month.

Avance Clinical congratulates the China BioPharma Award shortlisted companies:

  • Anticancer Bioscience
  • BeiGene China
  • Brii Biosciences
  • Clover Biopharmaceuticals
  • Everest Medicines

Avance Clinical CEO Yvonne Lungershausen will present the award at the official ceremony on 30 November 2022. Avance Clinical’s Global Head of Business Development Liahna Toy will also attend the event which brings together more than 400 biotech companies.

Discussing the China BioPharma Award Yvonne Lungershausen said:

“With more than 20% of our biotech clients coming from China, we are sponsoring this award to shine a global spotlight on the calibre of innovation we see first-hand from the region.

Many of Avance Clinical’s biotech China clients are planning FDA approval in North America. Working with Avance Clinical, our clients execute on that strategy by starting their drug development program in Australia and pivoting to North America for greater site and patient access in later phase trials. These clients are already benefiting from Avance Clinical’s recent expansion into North America and the new GlobalReady service which enables them to work seamlessly with our data and project teams across all phases and regions.

Avance Clinical’s Australian operations offers clients the opportunity to maximise on significant rebates of up to 43.5%, expedited approvals, and world-class trial data for their early phase clinical development. Our GlobalReady service supports biotechs’ progress through later phases in North America for FDA approvals.

We have shown, with our high growth and industry-leading repeat business rates that our focus on gold-standard technology paired with solution-orientated clinical experts is the mix our biopharma clients need for clinical success.”

Now in its 18th year, the Scrip Awards brings together industry leaders to celebrate and recognise the very best innovations and achievements in global biopharma. Winners will be celebrated across 15 categories.

Avance Clinical is the leading Australian-based biotech CRO with US operations providing global regulatory standard clinical research services across all phases for the international biopharma industry.

The company has a global reputation for agile clinical solutions to support accelerated clinical development for international biotech clients.

Avance Clinical is also accredited as a gene technology CRO under the Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) for vaccines and GMO therapies clinical trials.

Avance Clinical has been recognised for the past two consecutive years with the prestigious Frost & Sullivan CRO Best Practices Award.

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About Avance Clinical

Avance Clinical is the largest premium full-service Australian and US CRO delivering quality clinical trials, with globally accepted data, in Australia, New Zealand and the US for international biotechs. The company’s clients are biotechs in their early phases of drug development that need fast, agile, and adaptive solution-oriented clinical research services.

Frost & Sullivan Awards

Avance Clinical, a Frost & Sullivan Asia-Pacific CRO Market Leadership Award recipient for the past two years, has been providing CRO services in the region for more than 24 years.

Pre-clinical through to Phase 1 and 2

Avance Clinical offers pre-clinical services with their experienced ClinicReady team right through to Phase 1 and 2 clinical services leveraging significant Government incentive rebates of up to 43.5% and rapid start-up regulatory processes.

With experience across more than 110 indications, the CRO can deliver world-class results and high-quality internationally accepted data for FDA and EMA review.


Avance Clinical uses state-of-the-art technology and gold standard systems across all functional areas to provide clients with the most effective processes. Medidata, Oracle, IBM Watson and Medrio are just some of the technology partners.

Avance Clinical Joins Industry Leaders at Conference Discussing The Future of Medicinal Cannabis

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Australian CRO Avance Clinical Chief Scientific Officer joins industry leaders and Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt today at a conference discussing research opportunities in the fast-growing medicinal cannabis therapeutics sector held in Melbourne.

The conference is the ideal forum to share a deep understanding of the latest research and global trends regarding the clinical applications of medicinal cannabis.

Conference topics include:

  • The current research activities and clinical trials involving medicinal cannabis
  • Patient and doctor opportunities and barriers relating to the use of medicinal cannabis
  • Discussion of the challenges and solutions in regard to access and education relating to medicinal cannabis

Medicinal cannabis is prescribed to relieve the symptoms of medical conditions, such as epilepsy. For some patients suffering chronic or terminal illnesses, conventional medicines are not effective, or are not as effective as medicinal cannabis. Furthermore, for some patients, conventional medicines may cause side effects that cannabis can help to relieve.

In 2017, Australia joined 20 other countries who have legalised cannabis for medical use and in 2019, it legalised medicinal cannabis exports, priming it to become a significant player in the global cannabis market.

Avance Clinical Chief Scientific Officer, Gabriel Kremmidiotis,said the conference offered new opportunities for collaborations as part of the global push for research and therapies.

“The global medicinal cannabis market is poised to explode in value, with an estimated projected worth of $55 billion by 2025. Avance Clinical recognises this as a fast growing space of clinical research and development activity where it can support development of new products through its range of clinical CRO services.”

Avance Clinical CEO Yvonne Lungershausensaid “biotechs around the globe recognise the value of conducting their trials in Australia given the local support of scientific and research excellence, Australia’s advanced healthcare, and the opportunity to access patients in a less clinical trial competitive environment.”

Avance Clinical offers 20-years of experience in the CRO sector with most biotech clients coming from the US and, increasingly, the EU and Asia.”

“Perhaps the biggest drivers are that Australia offers the world’s most competitive R&D rebate grant of 41% on clinical trial spend, and that the regulatory environment affords for faster clinical trial approval timeframes compared to other countries.” Ms Lungershausen said.

Mike Watson Appointed Avance Clinical Director, Business Development, USA

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Mike Watson has joined Avance Clinical as Director, Business Development, USA.

It is our pleasure to announce that Mike Watson has joined the Avance Clinical team as Director Business Development, USA.

Based in Raleigh North Carolina, Mike is a seasoned business development professional having spent the past 12 years in the clinical research space.  Mike came to Avance from Nucleus Network, a Phase 1 unit in Australia, where he was the Senior Director of Business Development.

His experience extends from the pre-clinical research setting and into clinical from Phase 1 to Phase 4. He has a very strong working knowledge of Australia’s world-class early phase clinical trial ecosystem.  Prior to his experience in the life science industry, Mike served in the United States Navy for 20 years. Welcome to the team Mike!