The Association of Clinical Trials Organizations (ACTO) (Russia) recently published an overview of clinical trials market in 2019. Overall, it noted positive trends in the market with a year on year increase of 14.2% in permits granted for clinical research.
Highlights from the report
In 2019, the Russian Ministry of Health issued 746 permits for clinical research (14.2% higher than in 2018). All types of research have shown an increase. There was an increase in studies initiated by international sponsors - 34.6% (it should be noted that this increase is based on low level 35 in 2019 v 26 in 2018). The report also noted a 19.2% increase in trials initiated by local sponsors (155 in 2019 v 130 in 2018). The number of permits for bioequivalence studies of foreign-made generics also grew (80 vs. 69) and Russian-made generics (163 vs. 141) increased by approximately the same percentage (15.9% and 15.6%). The number of permits for international multicenter clinical trials (ICI) increased by 9.1% to 313 compared to 287 in 2018.