Ukraine has the second highest population in Eastern Europe with over 46 million people, yet few clinical trials are conducted there compared to the rest of Europe. Ukraine has five cities with a population over 1 million, including Kiev, Kharkiv, Dnipropetrovsk, Odessa, and Donetsk. Like Russia, Ukraine has large therapeutic specific hospitals and a centralized healthcare system with established databases of patients.
MB Quest has conducted clinical trials in Ukraine since 2002 and has a local office in Kiev. All of our local staff are fluent in English.
FDA Inspections in Ukraine
While there are only 4 FDA inspections to compare to domestic U.S. inspections, the outcomes indicate that Russia has comparable or better compliance.
Source: http://www.fda.gov/cder/regulatory/investigators/cliil.zip (May 7, 2008)
(Western Europe includes UK, France, Belgium, Spain, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Netherlands, Switzerland)