Enterprising business woman and medical research expert Stephanie Chiyangwa is set to become one of the first black African women to launch a clinical research organisation. Octomed Clinical Research which is a subsidiary of the umbrella company Octomed.
Speaking to Report Focus news she stated, “we are excited by the strides we have made with regards to launching a clinical research company in Africa, it has been a long and challenging journey to get to where we are. Three years of careful planning and meticulous work ￼but our work is not yet done, we are on a journey to show that African diseases can be cured by Africans.”
Octomed Clinical Research will bring together all of the company’s data collection work needed for clinical research. The new company will be based across 2 sites in Harare and Johannesburg and will oversee the recruitment and consistent application of clinical study research protocols, and will predominantly focus on diseases that affect black Africans as well as those of Asian descent￼.
Stephanie Chiyangwa, has a wealth of academic and Clinical Research Project Management experience, which afforded her the opportunity to work with the top 20 pharmaceutical companies in the world. She has overseen and managed projects from to concept to you stage four clinical trials.
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