News & Events

News & Events

09 Aug

Cliantha welcomes Dr. Masood Bhatti

Dr Masood Bhatti

Cliantha is pleased to announce that Dr. Masood Bhatti has joined the company in the role of Chief Operating Officer at North America Cliantha Research Group of companies that include Inflamax Research Limited, Hill Top Research Inc. and Hill Top Research LTD. Dr. Bhatti brings to Cliantha extensive knowledge and rich experience in the areas of Clinical Trials, Pharmacokinetics, Bioanalytical, Pharmacology, Toxicology, Regulatory Affairs, Project Management and Business Development. He is a senior pharmaceutical R&D executive, with over 22 years management experience in planning, organizing and execution of all phases of pharmaceutical development within leading multi-national pharmaceutical organizations and CROs. He has numerous peer review publications and international presentations to his credit and has successfully hosted multiple Regulatory Audits across the world in his eminent career.

30-3 Jul - Aug

Successful completion of an unannounced USFDA audit

FDA Inspection

Cliantha has successfully completed its unannounced 5-day comprehensive USFDA inspection from 30 July to 3 August 2018 at Ahmedabad, which portrays our impeccable regulatory track record. Coming out with flying colors after an unannounced USFDA Inspection for 5 days & review of 13 studies, depicts our adherence to quality parameters.

5 July

Young Learning Leader Award

Nayan Prajapati Award

Training & development acts as a catalyst in being competitive. Cliantha Research is one of the few CROs conducting such training sessions so that our employees have a competitive edge. This extra mile which we walk very often fetched us an award. Our lead trainer Nayan Prajapati won "Times Ascent - Young Learning Leader Award" at National Awards for Best In Class Learning & Development (7th Edition), Mumbai on 5th July 2018.

25-29 June

WHO Inspection @ Cliantha Ahmedabad

WHO logo

We feel proud in sharing that WHO inspection (Clinical & Bio-analytical) at Cliantha Research's HQ and Sigma locations, Ahmedabad from June 25 - 29, 2018 has been completed successfully.

26-30 May

Meet us at EAACI 2018


We welcome the opportunity to talk about allergy-related studies with our industry colleagues at European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology - EAACI 2018 on 26-30 May in Munich. Please reach out to Cynthia Day O'Brien (507-208-5012 / to schedule a meeting.

2-5 March

Meet the Inflamax Research team

Inflamax Research Image

Meet the Inflamax Research team at WAC 2018 AAAAI WAO Joint Congress by American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology & World Allergy Organization in Orlando, FL from 2nd - 5th of March. Dr. Anne Marie Salapatek (Executive Vice President & CSO) & Cynthia O'Brien (Sr. Director, Business Development) will be in attendance. If you are attending and would like to meet, please contact at to coordinate a date and time for a meeting.

25 - 31 July

Successful completion of an unannounced USFDA audit at New Jersey clinic


Cliantha's New Jersey clinic had a walk-in audit from July 25th thru 31st of a first to file project. There was no form 483 issued.

27 July

Bioanalysis Workshop 2018

Bioanalyis Workshop

For being competitive in the knowledge-driven dynamic industry and highly regulated market, continuous updating of knowledge and skill is very important. At Cliantha, we recently completed Bioanalysis Workshop-2018 covering the revised Guidance of Bioanalytical Method Validation.

20-22 June

Meet us at CPhI China 2018

Meet At CPhI China

Meet us at CPhI China 2018 on June 20-22, 2018 at Shanghai. If you are attending and would like to meet, please contact our representatives - Mr. Dilip Patel ( / Mr. Yogesh Chaudhari ( to arrange a meeting. We hope to see you there!

23 May

Mr. Naveen Sharma wins CEO OF THE YEAR AWARD

Naveen Award

Mr. Naveen Sharma, President - Cliantha Research Limited has recently earned the honourable CEO OF THE YEAR AWARD at the IAE (International Award of Excellence) Pharma Awards 2018. The prestigious IAE awards endeavour to reward and recognize the excellence in the Global Life Science sector at various levels.

27 Feb

Dr. Chirag Shah at 12th Biosimilars Congregation 2018.

Dr. Chirag Shah, Director - Late Phase Trials will speak on "Regulatory considerations in Clinical Study Design of Biosimilars" at 12th Biosimilars Congregation 2018 in London, UK, on 27th & 28th February 2018. If you wish to set up a meeting with Dr. Chirag Shah, during the event contact us at

9 Jan

NJ Tobacco Research Amendment Signed into Law!

Today, after 24 months of Hill Top / Inflamax Research working with legislators and special interest groups in New Jersey, Governor Chris Christie signed Assembly Bill A3975 into law. The law, effective immediately, permits smoking in certain facilities for the purpose of medical or health-related scientific research. The bill which unanimously passed both the State Assembly in June and the Senate in December is seen as a correction to an unintentional restriction placed on research facilities in the original 2009 Clean Air Act. The legislation had strong bi-partisan support and was seen as a necessity for New Jersey to maintain the states leadership in medical research and in response to the impending FDA Deeming Regulations. The act requires proper ventilation in the facility along with physician study oversight and Investigational Review Board approval.

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21 Apr

Cliantha Research acquires Inflamax Research

Cliantha Research is proud to announce the acquisition of Inflamax Research. Inflamax has locations in Toronto, ON, Neptune, NJ and Newark, NJ. Cliantha Research will have the capabilities to perform Phase I, II, III and IV clinical research in North America. The patented natural allergen Environmental Exposure Chambers (EEC) shall allow Cliantha to conduct Asthma, Allergy, Ophthalmology, Tobacco research plus specialized pulmonary/respiratory therapeutic studies. The two New Jersey clinics were acquired by Hill Top Research (St. Petersburg, FL), a wholly owned subsidiary of Cliantha Research since 2011. With two clinical sites in the U.S., Hill Top Research can conduct HRIPT studies as per FDA guidance. Both firms are committed to a smooth, well planned integration of services in North America and India. The synergy of the combined companies expands service offerings and will drive growth.

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3-7 March

The American Academy of Dermatology's Annual Meeting

Cliantha Research will be attending The American Academy of Dermatology's Annual Meeting, to be held in Orlando, Fla., March 3-7, 2017. The meeting will take place at the Orange County Convention Center, located at 9899 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819.


Lecture & Panel Discussion at APA-India 2017

Dr. Shaifali Gupta, Laboratory Director, spoke on Biosimilars Bioanalysis: Challenges and Solutions at APA- India 2017 on 21 February’17 at Ahmedabad, India. Dr. Gupta was one of the eminent scientists in the panel discussion on 'Characterization of Large Molecules'.

2-4 Feb

Endpoint evaluation in Immunotherapy Clinical Trials

Dr. Ripal Gharia (Sr. Manager – Medical Services) and Dr. Chirag Shah (Director - Late Phase Trials) had presented a poster on Endpoint evaluation in Immunotherapy Clinical Trials: Focus on irRECIST in The Ramanbhai Foundation 8th International Symposium on Current Trends in Healthcare – “Advances in New Drug Discovery & Development” on February 2-4, 2017 at Ahmedabad, India.

20-23 March

Cliantha at DCAT 2017

Cliantha will be attending DCAT once again. Our senior leaders Naveen Sharma, John Capicchioni and Rahul Nijhawan will be in attendance. They are looking forward to meeting with you. We have number of exciting development over the past year that we'd like to share with you. The exciting developments include the addition of a new clinic in New Delhi, new ligand binding assays, new patient trials completed, updates on our Canadian capabilities, Vasoconstrictor and HRIPT studies. If you are attending and would like to meet simply respond to this email. Please provide times that you are available so we can be sure to schedule a mutually agreeable time. We look forward to seeing you in NYC. If you are not attending but a colleague is then please share this note with them.


Hill Top Research has successfully completed FDA inspection

USFDA inspection of Hill Top Research Inc. was conducted at our St. Petersburg, Florida site from Feb 22, 2017 to Mar 01, 2017 (a total of 06 working days audit for Adhesion study). The inspection concluded successfully without any 483.

20 Feb

Poster presentation at APA-India 2017

Mr. Soumen Chakraborty presented a poster on "Bioanalytical Challenges in developing and validating a biomarker assay for Tissue Factor Pathway inhibitor (TFPI) using commercial kit." at Applied Pharmaceutical Analysis (APA-India 2017) on 20 February’17 at Ahmedabad, India.

23 Oct

Biosimilars Bioanalysis; Challenges and Solutions

Dr. Shaifali Gupta, Laboratory Director, presented on ‘Biosimilars Bioanalysis; Challenges and Solutions’ - at the 49th Annual Conference of Indian Pharmacological Soceity at PGI Chandigarh on the 23rd October 2016.

19 Apr

CMIA based clinical lab instrument

Dr. Shaifali Gupta, Laboratory Director, presented the poster titled "Challenges in estimation of FSH for pharmacokinetic study by Architect i1000 (CMIA based clinical lab instrument) and commercial kits" at 10th WRIB conference in April, 2016. This was awarded the BEST poster of the conference.

19 Oct

Adis journal, Drug Safety; Volume 39, Issue 10, October 2016

Dr. Shaifali Gupta, Laboratory Director, presented at the 16th Annual Conference of International Society of Pharmacovigilance held at Agra on the 19th October 2016. Abstract (P100) – “Occurrence of Anti-erythropoietin Antibodies in Patients Treated with Recombinant Erythropoietin” has been published in Adis journal, Drug Safety; Volume 39, Issue 10, October 2016.

Regulatory Inspections

Goverment of India Facilities inspected & approved by Drugs Controller General of India
Last inspection in Nov 2015 by
Austria (2 times)
Inspected facility in Nov 2006 by
Inspection facility in jan 2009 by
Last inspection in March 2017 by
USFDA (17 times)
Last inspection in April 2017 by
UK MHRA (2 times)
Last inspection in June 2018 (4 times)
Inspected facility in July 2013 by
Thai MOH
Last inspected by Ministry of Health of Turkey in April 2013
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