Boston, USA 4 September 2023 - Novotech, the leading Asia Pacific centred biotech CRO with global execution capabilities, today published the latest specialist clinical trial report –“Gallbladder Cancer: Global Clinical Trials Landscape Report”.

According to the report, biopharma companies have initiated approximately 250 ongoing clinical trials in gallbladder cancer (GBC) since 2016, with the Asia-Pacific region playing a pivotal role in over 50% of these trials, while more than 40% were conducted in the United States and Europe.


GBC represents the most prevalent type of biliary tract cancer globally, accounting for 80%-95% of cases, with more than 1 million new cases and more than 80,000 deaths recorded in 2020. 

The global age-standardized incidence and mortality for GBC is 1.20 and 0.84 per 100,000 people respectively. Asia leads the world in both incidence and mortality cases, with 82,000 and 62,300 cases, respectively, representing 70% of global occurrences.

“Due to its large population and moderate volume of studies, the Asia-Pacific region has a low competing trial risk with a trial density about 17 times less than that of the US and about 4 times lower than Europe,” states the Report.

According to the Report GBC is the sixth most common kind of gastrointestinal cancer and is more prevalent in women than in men. The leading causes are high estrogen levels, which are more common in women, and an abnormal pancreatic obstruction which is more common in people from Asia.

Additionally, the report delves into disease cases and mortality trends by region, including:

  • By 2030, GBC cases and mortality in Asia is predicted to reach 142,193 and 109,122 respectively.
  • Europe had incidence and mortality cases of about, 12,570 and 8,717 cases, respectively in 2020. 
  • The US reported over 4,600 incident cases and about 2,300 deaths in GBC in 2020. According to the American Cancer Society estimates, there will be around 12,220 new cases and approximately 4,510 deaths due to GBC in 2023 in the country.
  • Canada reported an incidence of over 500 cases with an ASIR of about 0.66 per 100,000 population in 2020. 

Novotech has more than 3,000 employees operating across 25 geographies, with 34 office locations, including Greater China, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, the US, and Europe.

The CRO offers biotechs a unique and unparalleled suite of early to late-phase services across the US and Europe, with a foundation in Asia Pacific where the company has built a reputation for delivering high-quality expedited clinical trials. 

Recognized for its industry-leading contributions, Novotech has received numerous prestigious awards, including the CRO Leadership Award 2023 and the Asia Pacific Cell & Gene Therapy Clinical Trials Excellence 2022 award. Additionally, the company was honored with the Asia-Pacific Contract Research Organization Company of the Year Award. Its commitment to collaboration is evident in the 50 Leading Site Partnership agreements it has signed over the past three years.

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Novotech(诺为泰)成立于 1997 年,立足亚太,面向全球,是专业的生物技术合同研究组织(CRO)。

诺为泰因其在行业内的突出贡献而备受赞誉,曾荣获多项殊荣,其中包括 2023 年 CRO 领导力奖 (CRO Leadership Award 2023) 、2023 年亚太地区细胞与基因治疗临床试验卓越奖 (Asia Pacific Cell & Gene Therapy Clinical Trials Excellence 2023)和自 2006 年以来蝉联亚太地区合同研究组织年度公司奖 (Asia-Pacific Contract Research Organization Company of the Year Award)。

诺为泰是一家包含实验室、Ⅰ期临床中心、药物开发咨询服务和专业FDA法规服务的临床CRO,拥有超5,000 项临床项目经验,包括Ⅰ期至Ⅳ期临床试验。Novotech专注于服务在亚太、美国与欧洲等地进行临床试验的生物技术客户。Novotech目前在全球34个办公地点共拥有3000多名员工。