The Ascent team independently implements trials in Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and Southeast Asia and works intimately with partners to plan and implement trials in mainland China. Ascent selects sites from a range of countries in line with the particular needs of each program. Ascent understands that many emerging pharma companies approach Asia with no thought of directly implementing trials in the region. However, throughout the process of development planning, companies often come to understand that the incremental increases in costs and complexity required to include Asian sites in global clinical trials allows companies to realize exponential growth in Asian product value. For companies that decide to independently include Asia in multinational clinical trials, Ascent can provide comprehensive support of clinical trial implementation throughout the region.