Clinical Trials and R and D are not the only items being outsourced by big Pharma today, IT services too so perhaps more jobs eventually on the line here. BD
MUMBAI, India (AP) — British drug maker AstraZeneca PLC has awarded India's Infosys Technologies Ltd. a five-year, multimillion dollar contract for information technology work, the companies said Monday.
Infosys would not specify the dollar value of the deal. Raju Bannur, an associate vice-president in charge of Infosys' life sciences, insurance and health care business in Europe, would only say that the deal is "a significant expansion of our relationship."
Under the agreement, Infosys will deliver application maintenance services to AstraZeneca's global operations in areas including manufacturing, supply chain, finance, and human resources.