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List of European Contract Research Organizations (CRO) for Clinical Trials (Part 2)

Patricio Ledesma

Head Of Clinical Operations at Sofpromed

24 January, 2024

Contact us at if you need CRO services for clinical trials in Europe.

Here you can find a complete list of small and medium-sized full-service European clinical research organizations (CROs) managing phase I-IV clinical trials across different therapeutic areas.

This is the second part of a two-part list, and includes the following countries: Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and Ukraine.

You can access the first part of the list here, which includes the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, and Greece.



Accelsiors is a scientifically-driven CRO committed to serving the needs of its Sponsors with the highest level of quality. We provide a full array of services and pride ourselves on having ready access to treatment naive patient populations. From consulting on the optimal design of the protocol to providing a final CSR, and all services in between; we are here to help.

Argint International 

Argint International Clinical Research and Development Services (Argint) is recognized as a leading regional CRO, providing clinical research services throughout Europe, but with a primary focus on Central and South Eastern Europe (CEE). Argint is focused on providing tailor made full-service solutions to small and medium sized biotech companies, partnering clients as they bring their drug candidates or devices into the clinical phase. Argint supports the planning and execution of our client’s development programs: from initial consultancy through phase I, POC and larger phase II and phase III studies. 

Baláti CRO

Baláti CRO is a small family owned contract research organization (CRO) offering a comprehensive range of services for the pharmaceutical, biotechnological and medical device industry with a special focus on phase 2-4 clinical trials in Hungary. Our services include clinical trial management, quality assurance, and medical writing activities.

Cortex Pharma Services

Cortex Pharma Services is a private Hungarian CRO (Contract Research Organization) – a company providing clinical trials management and monitoring services for pharmaceutical and medical device industry. Cortex Pharma Services was founded in 2005. We have participated in more than 110 research projects in almost all therapeutic areas.


HungaroTrial offers a comprehensive array of clinical research services for pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device companies. We are committed to supporting your clinical objectives. Main service areas include phase I-IV clinical trials, medical device studies, and CRA outsourcing.


O4 Research

Established in 2009, operating throughout the UK and Ireland and with partners across Europe, we provide an alternative, proactive study management approach which is in sync with today’s budgetary and timescale challenges. We are specialists in concept development, study design, branding, patient recruitment and management of full service clinical trials and non‑interventional/ real‑world evidence studies. 


StatisticaMedica was established in 2011 and has experienced rapid growth ever since. Headquartered in Ireland, StatisticaMedica has extensive knowledge, experience and exposure to the complexities and nuances of the various health environments across Europe and North America. We focus on enhancing the quality of the data to support the effective delivery of results through each step of the development process, from bench work to clinical trials and observational studies.                         



Aleph offers advisory services in such fields as information communication technology, data management, and statistical analysis. Besides, Aleph acts as a CRO. providing a vast range of services for companies and institutions that conduct research in the biomedical field. In particular, the company provides tools and services to satisfy the needs of those who specialise in pharmaceutics and biomedicine and of those who conduct research within non-profit organisations.

Exom Group

Exom is a globally acting full-service CRO committed to the modernization of clinical trials through implementation of innovative digital solutions. By combining our expertise in managing clinical trials with our proprietary, multi-modular and cloud-based platform Genius SUITE™, Exom improves efficiencies and escalates process speeds, while ensuring high-quality data and cost reduction, from early phase to late stage & outcome studies. We are providing our services and solutions for Phase I-IV studies, NISs and Investigator Initiated Trials on drugs, nutraceuticals, and medical devices.


As data-driven and quality-focused clinical CRO, OPIS collaborates with numerous international Sponsors on multi-country interventional as well as non-interventional trials. OPIS teams have sound experience in a wide range of therapeutic areas, new-generation drugs, advanced therapeutic procedures and biologic treatment options.



AmberCRO delivers high-quality services in the field of clinical research by conducting clinical trials (phase I-IV) in different therapeutic areas. The vision of the company is to become the most reliable partner to pharmaceutical companies, CROs and health care professionals in Northern part of Europe (Baltic States), Belarus and in Caucasus region (Georgia, Armenia).


Baltic Clinical Research

BalticCRO is a functional outsourcing and consultancy services provider for pharmaceutical companies, multinational CROs and service providers that require local presence and support. We are operationally focused on providing country-level clinical research, pharmacovigilance, regulatory affairs, product reimbursement and market access services.


Biomapas is a functional and full outsourcing solution provider to the global life science industry, with key expertise in clinical trials, regulatory affairs and pharmacovigilance. The company has significant presence across the CEE, Nordic and CIS countries thereby offering fast and reliable patient recruitment for Phase I-IV and medical device clinical trials, while regulatory and pharmacovigilance services are provided across 4 continents.


Clinical Trial Service (CTS)

Clinical Trial Service BV (CTS) is a Contract Research Organization (CRO), founded in 1993. Our expertise is providing full service, assistance and advice for medical scientific research in human beings in Europe: submission of clinical trials in order to obtain approval of the ethics committees and competent authorities; clinical trial set-up, execution, and monitoring; advice and consultancy; education and training of investigators, team members and research teams in regulations like ICH-GCP, ISO 14155:2011 combined with daily practice; and the conduct of home care visits for clinical trials by research nurses. 


CR2O offers the full range of clinical trial services, including clinical trial management, grant proposal development, pharmacovigilance and medical monitoring, quality management and auditing, regulatory strategy and affairs, data management and biostatistics, insourcing, and medical and scientific writing. 

Curve Clinical

Since its inception in 2012, Curve Clinical has worked on more than 30 clinical studies. We take pride in advancing our clients’  innovative medicinal products to the next phase, bringing them closer to patients. Curve Clinical has extensive experience with complex and logistically challenging clinical trials. We offer a range of services that are uniquely tailored to our clients’ needs, including project management, regulatory submissions, pharmacovigilance/ drug safety, clinical monitoring, biometrics, and medical writing. 

Julius Clinical

Julius Clinical offers end-to-end CRO services in specific therapeutic areas. We are also able to manage all aspects of sites – from selection of sites to administration. Julius Clinical is specialised in distinct therapeutic areas including cardio and metabolic, infectious diseases, immunology and brain, and can offer a full service proposal or separate functional services as required. Our expertise ranges from early phase to post registration, and we advocate use of RWE if this enhances the outcome of the project.

Siron Clinical

Siron Clinical offers unparalleled knowledge, support, guidance, and extremely experienced clinical research professionals to the biotechnology, life science, and medical device industries. Siron Clinical provides project management, clinical monitoring, quality assurance / control, regulatory submissions, and consultancy services for clinical studies. 


Smerud Medical Research 

The Smerud Medical Research Group (SMERUD) is a full-service clinical Contract Research Organisation operating in the Northern European area with head office in Norway. Our core competence is expert consulting related to the clinical development plan and specifically to proof-of-concept trials (phase IIa), thus in clinical development where biomarkers play a pivotal role. Our functional services are primarily focused on clinical project management and monitoring of phase II-III studies, regulatory affairs, data management, statistics, medical writing and general drug development consulting.

Link Medical Research

LINK Medical is a full-service contract research organization (CRO) providing product development services for the pharmaceutical and medical device industries across Northern Europe. Our dedicated team provides specialist expertise across every aspect of a project, from early development to post-marketing – all from ONE source. 



Brillance Sp. z o.o. is an entirely independent and private Polish CRO (Contract Research Organization) – a company providing clinical trials management and monitoring services for the pharmaceutical industry. Our activities are focused on research and development services for medical, pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. The comprehensive range of professional services offered by Brillance includes monitoring and management of phase I-IV clinical trials  and includes both local and big international complex projects in many therapeutic areas.

Clinical Consulting

Clinical Consulting was founded in 2004 and provides clinical operation services in Poland, focused on managing phase I-IV clinical trials. We have achieved rapid growth that continues to date. Our services are based on the focus we give to our customers, growing and progressing experience, reliability and resources. Our clinical operation services include clinical trial monitoring, project management, post-marketing surveillance studies, and regulatory submissions.


Clinmark is a leading full-service CRO specializing in clinical research and global clinical consulting since 2001. Clinmark is committed to providing support for pharmaceutical and biotechnological companies in the area of research and development through operational activities, professional auditing, consulting and education. Our reliability comes from unique consulting skills developed and practiced for several years in more than 350 consulting and audit projects in nearly 75 countries. 

CTC Team

CTC Team is a small contract research organization (CRO) within the reach of Poland and Central Europe. We provide state-of-the art, cost effective clinical trial services to pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. We also provide contract and personnel services to other CROs and medical universities. Our activities include study feasibility, insurance policy negotiations, site / investigator contract negotiations, regulatory services, and monitoring and management of phase I-IV clinical studies. 


Pharmaxi LLC is a CRO launched in 2013 by an experienced team with a solid background in clinical trials. Currently, we provide clinical trial service for big pharmaceutical companies (Sanofi, AbbVie, Takeda and others). Pharmaxi conducts clinical trials in Poland, the Czech Republic, Ukraine, and Eastern Europe. Over the years, we have completed projects in the fields of cardiology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, pulmonology, pediatrics, nephrology, gynecology, oncology, neurology, rheumatology, and orphan diseases.  


Rocketpharm is a Polish Contract Research Organization providing clinical research services for pharmaceutical, biotech and CRO companies in drug and device clinical trials, including feasibility, regulatory and EC submission, study start-up, monitoring, close-out activities and CRA outsourcing.



CETERA is a Portuguese academic CRO, an autonomous department of AIDFM, founded in 2013 and based at the Lisbon Academic Medical Centre (CAML). A key strength of CETERA is the academic expertise and integrity of its scientific team which lies in a global coverage with different stakeholders. CETERA provides a wide range of services, from scientific consulting and regulatory expertise to the management of national and international clinical research trials.​

Scientific ToolBox Consulting

Scientific ToolBox Consulting is a Contract Research Organization (CRO) that provides a wide variety of scientific consulting services for designing, implementing, conducting, managing, analysing and reporting clinical research (clinical trials, observational, epidemiological and pharmacoepidemiological studies).



Privately owned full-service CRO with consistent experience in Romania, able now to offer  the highest level of expertise in providing clinical operations services.  Our partners are companies interested in outsourcing their clinical research trials / activities. ACT FARMA CRO provides clinical research personnel and support services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industry.

Clinical Trials Group (CTG)

CTG (Clinical Trials Group), one of the most reliable CRO Companies in Europe, is a regional Contract Research Organization (CRO) experienced and specialized in clinical studies with operations in Eastern Europe and Romania. 


SMP is a small sized CRO with its main office in Brasov, Romania. Our main activity is to conduct clinical research in bioequivalence studies and clinical trials of phase II-IV in Romanian sites. Through our offices the SMP personnel provides full monitoring and study coordination services in Romania.


synCRO is a contract based research organization (CRO) providing services for the setup, conduct and management of clinical studies in Romania, Hungary and Republic of Moldova. Our services include study budgeting, feasibility, site recruitment, regulatory affairs, ethics committee submissions, drug import, site initiation, project management, monitoring, data management, and biostatistics.


East Best Solution

EAST BS Clinical Research is a Serbian Contract Research Organization providing consultancy and full clinical trial related services to developers of pharmaceuticals and medical devices. East BS is focused on operations in Serbia and surrounding countries in the region of Balkans and South–East Europe. As a Contract Research Organization, we manage projects from start to finish.


Clinical Research Slovakia

Clinical Research Slovakia provides clinical operations in Slovakia, Czech Republic, and Austria. Services include selection of study sites, regulatory and ethics committee submissions, study monitoring, study feasibility, EDC solutions, administration of investigator payments, and CRA outsourcing. 


Clinitria is a company established by experienced professionals with many years of experience in pharmaceutical, medical device development and biomedical research in Western Europe. The company was established in 1995. We operate in Czech republic, Slovakia, Poland, Hungary, Slovenia, and Baltic states, as well as in Austria, Bulgaria, and Serbia. We are able to identify and contract investigators for Phase I to Phase IV studies, identify and contract pre-clinical units, organize investigator meetings and scientific congresses and symposia, perform study setup, monitoring or auditing of clinical trials.


Clinres, Ltd. is a contract research organisation (CRO) founded in 2006 in Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia working mainly in the Czech and in the Slovak Republics. For more than seven years we have been performing clinical studies of phase I-IV for the biggest pharmaceutical companies and international CROs.

Styles trade

Styles trade is an experienced, mid-size and dynamically growing flexible partner in clinical trials in Central Europe. Our company was established in 1999 by an experienced professional with several years of experience in clinical research. We assist our clients to help them successfully perform clinical trials in Slovakia, the Czech Republic, alternatively Austria and Hungary. All studies are conducted by a monitoring team of highly qualified professionals with medical, pharmaceutical or natural science background.


ADAX International

ADAX is a company with long-lasting tradition in the field of organization and monitoring of clinical trials. We offer professional services for medicines and medical devices; covering all therapeutic areas regardless of the phase of the clinical study – pilot studies, phases II-IV, bioequivalence studies, etc. We have extensive experience conducting clinical research on pediatric and other populations. The company combines experience with youth and innovative approach, and is expanding its activity both in professional and geographical sense.


CRS is a full service CRO. CRS can manage both single and multi center phase I-IV trials in a wide range of therapeutic areas. Our regulatory affairs professionals have deep knowledge of national legislation on clinical trials and expertise in working with regulatory agencies and ethic committees.


The Vizera team is a group of professionals with the capability and expertise to design and implement clinical trials. Our carefully selected and trained staff have a wealth of expertise in managing clinical trials in all major therapeutic areas. With a broad network of key opinion leaders, specialists, physicians and scientists in place, the wealth of knowledge and expertise at Vizera’s disposal ensures optimum results.



Dynamic is a full service CRO, including among its services, global investigational activities, that go from technical scientific support for protocol writing, to the development of final reports, including all monitoring and statistical services. Currently Dynamic is considered a leading full service CRO in Spain, with the widest experience to carry on all kind of clinical trials and observational studies


Experior is a company that has more than 16 years of experience in the field of clinical trials. We offer comprehensive services as a CRO, but we also have other business units such as SMO, pharmacovigilance, scientific consultancy, etc. We work for pharmaceutical and medical device companies, biotechnology companies, research sites and public institutions, among others, providing high quality services in every aspect related to clinical research.

Leon Research

As a full-service Contract Research Organization, Leon Research solutions include all the activities from design, setting up and monitoring of clinical trials and research studies, up to the management of data, statistical analysis and medical writing, covering the whole process to introduce new medical devices and pharmaceutical products on the market, and a pharmacovigilance service covering Europe region, during the study and once the marketing authorization is available.


Pivotal’s professionals apply their deep therapeutic, scientific and analytics expertise to help our customers navigate the challenges that arise during all the phases (interventional and observational studies) of the clinical development process with IMPs, medical devices, diagnostics and nutritional products. Pivotal’s services include regulatory affairs and study start-up, clinical trial monitoring and site/project management, data Management and biostatistics, medical monitoring and safety services, quality assurance and auditing, and biotech consultancy.


Sofpromed is a full service contract research organization (CRO) specialized in the management of phase I-IV clinical trials in oncology as well as in cardiovascular, metabolic, central nervous system, dermatological, infectious, and respiratory diseases.


A+ Science

A+ Science is a Contract Research Organisation (CRO) with long experience of services in clinical trials for pharmaceuticals (Phase I-IV) as well as medical devices. We also have experience in conducting non-interventional and registry trials. We have long experience since 1997 and work in broad spectra of therapeutic areas in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland. 

IRW Consulting

IRW is a Nordic full-service Clinical Research Organisation (CRO) with local offices and staff in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland and with more than 20 years of experience of clinical research outsourcing in Scandinavia. We offer cost efficient services in clinical operations, project management, regulatory, clinical data management, biostatistics, pharmacovigilance and medical writing for the whole range of customers from virtual biotech and medtech companies to big pharma and other CROs. 

Scandinavian CRO

Scandinavian CRO is a clinical contract research organization (CRO) that helps pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device companies (primarily small-to-medium enterprises; SMEs) as well as academic researchers to design and conduct their clinical research – from carrying out clinical trials to developing an entire clinical program. 


Five Office

Five Office Ltd is a service provider based in Switzerland and operating worldwide. Since 1978 we have provided the pharmaceutical industries, universities and societies with strategic, scientific and promotional support. Our core business is clinical research, regulatory affairs, quality and pharmacovigilance, health marketing, communication and sales, and medical and scientific translations.


Based in Switzerland, our aim is to provide high quality, optimized, efficient and results-oriented services for clinical research. As a Contract Research Organization (CRO), we provide services to pharmaceutical and biotech companies, as well as to academic organizations. We ensure that studies are conducted according to Good Clinical Practices, local and international regulations. The main quality of our company is our client tailored approach, as we believe that every study is unique.

Medical Trials Analysis (MTA)

MTA represents an academic-driven organisation for managing and coordinating local and full-scale clinical studies. We provide services for clinical trials in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, nutritional and medical device industries. We work to provide excellent study data as quickly as possible for our sponsors through our depth of medical and scientific knowledge, innovative technology, professional expertise and proven good relationship with regulatory bodies.


1MED is a Contract Research Organization providing regulatory strategy, clinical trial management and quality assurance services to the medical device and pharmaceutical industry. In 1MED we work side-by-side with clients to design and implement competitive and cost-effective regulatory and clinical strategies, to prepare and submit reviewer-friendly technical documentation and to provide tailored assistance with regulatory authorities.



JERELO represents a contract research and development organization providing a full range of services for the medical device launch on the  market. JERELO offers a wide variety of services, including but not limited to the following: organization and implementation of a clinical trial through phases I to IV, a full life cycle of medical products (design, development, the product launch on the market), engineering and consulting services for further development of medical devices.


SPRI Ukraine has provided clinical trial support in Ukraine since 2004. We provide a full range of services for conducting Phase I-IV clinical trials in Ukraine and Eastern Europe, including project management and clinical trial monitoring, regulatory support/ regulatory submission, logistical support, market authorization support, finance management, IMP and CTM import, storage and distribution, investigators meeting organization, feasibility activities and site selection, customs clearance, translation services, and storage facilities.


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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 

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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