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WILMINGTON, N.C. – (Nasdaq: PPDI) is opening three new offices in Asia as part of what it says is growing demand for clinical trials management services.

Already one of the world’s largest life sciences services and contract research organization firms, PPD is adding operations in Manila, Philippines, and Bangalore, India.

The new offices will focus on Phase III and IV clinical trials.

PPD recently stepped up its expansion efforts in Asia by acquiring two firms in China.

Based in Wilmington and with an operation in Research Triangle Park, PPD operates in 40 countries and has 10,500 employees.