Drug Company Eli Lilly Outsources Clinical Data To India - InformationWeek

InformationWeek is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

IoT
IoT
IT Leadership // IT Strategy
News
11/17/2006
05:00 PM
50%
50%

Drug Company Eli Lilly Outsources Clinical Data To India

Tata Consultancy Services will provide Lilly with a range of services, including data management, statistical analysis, and medical writing.

U.S. pharmaceutical manufacturer Eli Lilly & Co. is outsourcing a range of clinical data management services to Tata Consultancy Services, which has built a facility near New Delhi dedicated to Lilly work.

Lilly's deal with TCS is the latest proof of India's top outsourcers moving well beyond the basic tech and call center services for which they're best known. Other countries also are stepping up to attract high-level life sciences work. Earlier this month, drugmaker Novartis disclosed plans to build a $100 million research and development center in China.

TCS didn't disclose the value of the multiyear deal. The company will provide services including data management, statistical analysis, and medical writing. TCS employs about 2,700 people in its life sciences practice, which accounts for about 4% of the company's total sales. Its services range from running clinical trials to doing HIPAA compliance projects.

The outsourcing decision goes beyond cost cutting; it includes "gaining access to a global talent pool, increasing flexibility and scalability of our resources, and maintaining a global workflow that is operational 24 hours a day," Steve Ruberg, group director for global medical information sciences at Lilly, said in a statement.

We welcome your comments on this topic on our social media channels, or [contact us directly] with questions about the site.
Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
InformationWeek Is Getting an Upgrade!

Find out more about our plans to improve the look, functionality, and performance of the InformationWeek site in the coming months.

News
Remote Work Tops SF, NYC for Most High-Paying Job Openings
Jessica Davis, Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps,  7/20/2021
Slideshows
Blockchain Gets Real Across Industries
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer,  7/22/2021
Commentary
Seeking a Competitive Edge vs. Chasing Savings in the Cloud
Joao-Pierre S. Ruth, Senior Writer,  7/19/2021
White Papers
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
Video
Current Issue
Monitoring Critical Cloud Workloads Report
In this report, our experts will discuss how to advance your ability to monitor critical workloads as they move about the various cloud platforms in your company.
Slideshows
Flash Poll