PPD is a leading global contract research organization providing comprehensive, integrated drug development, laboratory and lifecycle management services. Our clients and partners include pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, academic and government organizations. With offices in 48 countries and more than 21,000 professionals worldwide, PPD applies innovative technologies, therapeutic expertise and a firm commitment to quality to help clients and partners bend the cost and time curve of drug development and optimize value in delivering life-changing therapies to improve health.

We are PPD

Early Development

  • Chemistry, manufacturing and control (CMC) consulting
  • Manufacturing and controls
  • Nonclinical development and chemistry
  • Pharmacology and toxicology
  • Clinical research units (for healthy and patient volunteers)
  • Patient network
  • Translational medicine

Clinical Development

  • Biostatistics
  • Clinical supplies
  • Clinical trial monitoring
  • Data management
  • Feasibility studies
  • Global pharmacovigilance
  • Medical communications
  • Medical writing
  • Patient recruitment
  • Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics (PK/PD)
  • Project management
  • Quality and compliance
  • Regulatory affairs
  • Study startup

PPD® Laboratories

  • Bioanalytical lab
  • Central lab
  • GMP lab
  • Vaccines sciences lab


  • Early planning for post-approval research
  • Epidemiology
  • Expanded access and compassionate use programs
  • Global pharmacovigilance
  • Health economics and outcomes research
  • Medical communications
  • Observational studies
  • Phase IV clinical research
  • Patient registries
  • Risk evaluation and mitigation strategies (REMS) and risk management plans


  • Adaptive trial design
  • Biosimilar development
  • Cardiovascular outcomes
  • Medical devices
  • Pediatrics
  • Product development
  • Quality and compliance
  • Rare diseases

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).

Purpose, Mission and Strategy

Our purpose is to improve health. Our mission is to help customers deliver life-changing therapies. Our strategy is to bend the cost and time curve of drug development and optimize value for our customers.

Defining Principles

At PPD we’re on a journey, seeking greater levels of success. Our Principles guide us and, ultimately, define us.


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

Corporate Responsibility

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

About Drug Development

The drug 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

Please review PPD's legal notices periodically to understand correct usage of information and materials available on this website.

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.

Senior Leadership Team

PPD’s senior leadership team provides executive leadership in the day-to-day management of the company.

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