Contract Services OutsourcingChiltern, a leading global contract research organisation, has announced the opening of its new process and technology centre in Bangalore, India.

The new office is a direct result of the company’s continued success and fulfils a need to further enhance its global data capabilities.

“We believe we have compiled one of the best teams in the industry,” said Mark Penniston, Executive Vice President, Clinical Analytics, and General Manager at Chiltern. “We need this facility to maintain pace with our continued growth, and having an office in the heart of the city provides shorter commutes and a better quality of life for our industry leading employees.”

The first Chiltern office in India opened more than a decade ago with five programmers. In total, the company’s offices in India will be able to support more than 600 employees and give Chiltern substantial capacity to advance operations as needed.

The process and technology center in India also increases Chiltern’s existing 24-hour global presence, positioning data teams in time zones around the world.

Chiltern’s process and technology teams around the globe, including Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America and Asia — composed of more than 1600 data professionals supporting analytics, risk-based optimisation, biometrics and pharmacovigilance — continually improve data quality and speed and reduce costs for clients everywhere.