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PPD is a leading global contract research organization providing drug discovery, development, lifecycle management and laboratory services. Our clients and partners include pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, academic and government organizations. With offices in 46 countries and more than 14,500 professionals worldwide, PPD applies innovative technologies, therapeutic expertise and a commitment to quality to help clients and partners accelerate the delivery of safe and effective therapeutics and maximize the returns on their R&D investments.

We are PPD

Clinical Development Services

Providing comprehensive product development and post-approval services for biopharmaceuticals and devices

  • Phase I clinical trial services
  • Full service Phase II-IIIb clinical studies for multinational regulatory submissions
  • Therapeutic and specialty expertise with dedicated project teams
  • Post-approval services, including epidemiology; pharmacoepidemiology and health outcomes; risk management and REMS; safety surveillance studies; real-world outcomes studies; medical information; safety; registries; and observational studies
  • Clinical data management and information solutions, including consulting and proprietary software tools to speed collection, analysis and reporting of clinical data

Consulting Services

Delivering scientific expertise and global resources to ensure successful execution of development programs

  • Product development
  • Biosimilars
  • Adaptive trial design
  • Pediatrics
  • Rare diseases
  • Cardiovascular outcomes
  • Medical devices

Laboratory Services

Providing comprehensive lab services that increase speed and precision to accelerate decision making

  • Bioanalytical lab
  • GMP lab
  • Central lab
  • Vaccines sciences lab
PPD Global Clinical Trial Growth infographic

Discovery Innovation

Innovative approaches to improve discovery science

  • X-Chem, Inc.
  • X-Rx

Company Accolades

Our commitment to clients and the value we place on quality and delivery are reflected in the honors PPD has earned. 

Company History

Founded in 1985, PPD has grown from a one-person consulting firm to one of the world's leading contract research organizations (CRO).

Mission, Vision, Values

Our mission is to help our clients and partners in maximizing returns on their R&D investments.


Our anti-corruption compliance policy and code of conduct provide important guidelines for how we operate our company.

PPD Promise

PPD is committed to bringing scientific and clinical expertise, quality and speed to every drug discovery and development program.

Principal Officers

PPD’s principal officers provide executive leadership in the day-to-day management of the company.

Corporate Responsibility

Good citizenship and corporate responsibility are at the core of who we are at PPD.

About Drug Discovery and Development

The drug discovery and development process is designed to ensure that only those pharmaceutical products that are both safe and effective are brought to market.

Board of Directors

PPD’s board of directors establishes business strategy and provides oversight for company activities.

CRO Overview

Learn about CROs, clinical trials and an overview of the drug discovery and development process.

Investor Relations

PPD’s commitment to financial and operational excellence is fundamental to its success as a private company.

Legal Notices

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Privacy Policy

PPD respects the privacy of individuals and complies with internationally recognized standards of privacy protection.

Procure to Pay

Visit this section for information about PPD’s global procurement organization, such as purchase order requirements and standard purchase order terms and conditions.

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