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Fast Facts

  • Capital: Lima
  • Economy: classified as upper middle income by the World Bank. 42nd largest in the world. Nominal GDP US$153.549 billion
  • Health Expenditure: 4.6% of GDP, 2009
  • Population: 32 million, 2017
  • Average Life Span: male 74 yrs, female 77 yrs, 2009
  • Languages: Spanish and Quechua (both official)
  • Adult Literacy Rate: 92.9%

Health Trends

  • Major Infectious Diseases: Respiratory infections, Tuberculosis, Infectious Diarrhoea, HIV, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Typhoid Fever, Malaria, Yellow Fever, Meningococcal Meningitis
    - Other diseases: Diabetes Mellitus, Hypertension, Breast Cancer, Lung Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Asthma, COPD
  • Health Services: Ministry of Health offers public hospitals and health centers for the general population. Social Security (EsSalud) provides the same to employees
  • Many of Peru’s population is below the poverty line and cannot afford the simple healthcare plan
  • One of the most underfunded healthcare systems in South America

Clinical Trial Landscape

  • One of the smallest pharmaceutical markets in South America
  • 8.5% market growth since 2007
  • Pharmaceutical market is expected to increase by a high one digit CAGR in dollar terms between 2010 and 2015
    • Stable Clinical Research regulations since 2007 with adherence to international guidelines, relatively short regulatory approval timelines (4-5 months)
    • Very good recruitment records, access to treatment naive population, experienced Investigators

ICON in Peru

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  • Presence since 2005, legal entity established in 2007
  • 23 employees, 2017.
  • 2 DOCS employees 
  • Total studies awarded: 122 (1995 - YTD 2012)
  • Main therapeutic areas: Oncology, Cardiovascular, Metabolics, Infectious Diseases, and CNS

Services Offered

  • Study Start Up and Feasibility
  • Study Supplies Import
  • Clinical Monitoring
  • Medical & Safety Services
  • Trial Management
  • Investigator Contracts and Payments
  • DOCS Resourcing Solutions
    • Functional Resourcing 
    • Flexible Resourcing
    • Permanent Recruitment

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