Clinical Research Organization (CRO) for Clinical Trials in the United Kingdom

Patricio Ledesma

Head Of Clinical Operations at Sofpromed

7 June, 2021

If you need a CRO to manage a clinical trial in the UK, please contact us here

Are you a biotech or pharmaceutical company planning a clinical trial in the United Kingdom?

Sofpromed is a clinical research organization (CRO) with clinical trial management capabilities in the UK.

We help biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies worldwide conduct phase I-IV clinical trials with drugs and medical devices in the United Kingdom.

Clinical Trial Management Services in the UK

Sofpromed offers the full range of CRO services needed to carry out a clinical trial in the United Kingdom.

Our service portfolio includes:

  • Regulatory affairs
  • Clinical trial submissions to MHRA
  • Clinical trial submissions to ethics committees
  • Site selection and activation in the UK
  • Clinical site management
  • Onsite monitoring
  • Clinical data management
  • Biostatistics and statistical programming
  • Pharmacovigilance
  • Drug logistics
  • Biological sample management
  • Medical writing
  • Project management
  • Clinical trial auditing

We help US, EU, and Asian sponsors identify the best sites in the United Kingdom to execute their clinical studies.

We provide local regulatory and clinical operations staff (e.g. regulatory specialists, clinical research associates, clinical trial assistants, clinical project managers) to take care of clinical trial start-up, reporting, monitoring, and site management tasks in hospitals located across the United Kingdom.

We also provide specialized data management and statistical programming services to ensure the best quality of data in your clinical trial.

Clinical Trial Services in the United Kingdom in Multiple Therapeutic Areas

Sofpromed is able to manage clinical trials in the UK in multiple therapeutic areas, including the following, among others:

  • Oncology
  • Cardiovascular
  • Metabolic
  • Central nervous system (CNS)
  • Dermatology
  • Infectious diseases
  • Respiratory diseases

Although Sofpromed can handle trials in multiple diseases, we have particular expertise in managing clinical trials in cancer.

Therefore, Sofpromed is the perfect CRO partner to conduct oncology clinical trials in the United Kingdom.

We manage clinical trials in some of the UK’s top clinical sites like the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) and The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, in London.

Why Conducting a Clinical Trial in the UK?

The United Kingdom is one of the top countries in the world to carry out clinical trials.

As of June of 2021, the American clinical trial database (clinicaltrials.gov) displays a total of 20,182 registered clinical studies for the United Kingdom, which shows the leadership of the UK in the global clinical research market.

Together with world-class research funders, the NHS, research charities and global pharmaceutical companies, the UK strives to continue to be a leader in clinical research. 

The pharmaceutical industry invested £4.5 billion in UK R&D in 2018, with the global industry predicted to spend $232.5 billion a year on R&D by 2026 [1] . 

Since 2017, Phase I clinical trial activity has declined in the UK, with 95 trials initiated in 2018, compared with 117 in 2017. This is a trend seen across European comparators, with the UK maintaining its lead in Europe for Phase I trials. For Phase II, the UK ranks second globally, with 268 trials initiated in 2018, compared with the USA, ranking first with 1,021 trials initiated [2]. 

The UK’s strong oncology research environment ranks it second in Europe, behind Spain, and fourth globally, with 226 trials initiated in 2018. For research in diseases of the nervous system and infectious diseases, the UK leads in Europe, with 66 and 46 clinical trials initiated in 2018, respectively [2].

Get CRO Support to Run Your Clinical Trial in the United Kingdom

Sofpromed provides full clinical operations support to sponsors planning clinical trials in the UK. We can manage your study from beginning to end.

We help biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies around the world achieve quick clinical trial start-up in the United Kingdom, providing high-quality services in regulatory affairs, clinical operations, pharmacovigilance, data management, biostatistics, and drug logistics, among others.

Do not hesitate to contact us if you need support to run your next clinical study in the UK.

For more information about conducting clinical trials in the United Kingdom, please contact us at: info@sofpromed.com 

References:

[1] EvaluatePharma. EvaluatePharma World Preview 2020, Outlook to 2026 [Internet]. Evaluate.com. 2020 [cited 2020 Aug 4]. Available from: https://www.evaluate.com/thought-leadership/pharma/evaluatepharma-world-preview-2020-outlook-2026  

[2] Clinical trials – How the UK can transform the clinical research environment

Patricio Ledesma

Patricio Ledesma (B.Eng Concordia University, Montreal, Canada and Master’s Degree in Clinical Trials, University of Seville, Spain) is the Head of Clinical Operations and Founder at Sofpromed CRO. Patricio is a professional consultant providing comprehensive, one-stop expert advice and guidance to biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies worldwide in the field of clinical trials and drug development. He is personally and enthusiastically devoted to helping biotech Chief Executive, Operations, Scientific, Medical, and Regulatory Officers in the planning and execution of phase I-IV clinical trials across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East regions. You can contact Patricio at: +34 607 939 266  pledesma@sofpromed.com 

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Patricio Ledesma

Patricio Ledesma (B.Eng Concordia University, Montreal, Canada and Master’s Degree in Clinical Trials, University of Seville, Spain) is the Head of Clinical Operations and Founder at Sofpromed CRO. Patricio is a professional consultant providing comprehensive, one-stop expert advice and guidance to biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies worldwide in the field of clinical trials and drug development. He is personally and enthusiastically devoted to helping biotech Chief Executive, Operations, Scientific, Medical, and Regulatory Officers in the planning and execution of phase I-IV clinical trials across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East regions. You can contact Patricio at: +34 607 939 266 pledesma@sofpromed.com