The recent workshop on Clinical Research, held from 09:30 to 11:30 on Thursday 19th of October 2023 at the Headoffice of the EDB, was a pivotal event in promoting the development of clinical research in Mauritius. Participants had the opportunity to delve into the foundations and application of clinical research, with a specific focus on its growth within the Mauritian context. The insightful speakers offered valuable overviews of clinical research in Mauritius, shedding light on its potential as a thriving hub for conducting trials.
One noteworthy aspect of this workshop was the emphasis on the significance of site selection in clinical research. Participants engaged in discussions regarding best practices and essential criteria for site selection in clinical trials. This comprehensive approach ensures not only optimal outcomes but also adherence to regulatory requirements, which is paramount in the field of clinical research.
Prashant Gokool, Operations Director of ProCare Health Services. Mr. Gokool took part in the networking discussion, where he outlined ProCare Medical Laboratory’s ambitious goal of becoming the primary testing laboratory in Mauritius. His presence at the round table emphasized ProCare’s dedication to clinical research and biotechnology advancement within the country.
Leading this initiative is Divia Deesha Gungah, the Director of ProCare Health Services Ltd, who brings a wealth of experience to the table. With a Master’s degree in Pharmaceutical Medicine and a strong background in clinical trials in the UK, she is a key figure in the project to foster biotechnology growth in Mauritius.
Ms. Gungah’s expertise as a clinical scientist is a valuable asset, ensuring that ProCare Health Services Ltd’s commitment to clinical research and biotechnology in Mauritius is founded on solid knowledge and experience. Her leadership is driving the organization’s mission to make Mauritius a prominent player in the clinical research and biotechnology landscape.
The workshop not only showcased the potential of clinical research in Mauritius but also highlighted the dedication of ProCare Health Services Ltd and its leadership in advancing the biotech sector in the country. With their commitment, expertise, and ambitious goals, ProCare is set to play a vital role in positioning Mauritius as a hub for clinical research and biotechnology development in the region.