Company History

PPD History

Helping to Deliver Life-Changing Therapies that Improve Health

From its beginnings in 1985 as a one-person consulting firm to its position today as a leading global contract research organization (CRO), PPD’s history is shaped by its commitment to consistent quality and execution, exceptional customer-aligned service and constant innovation to speed the overall execution of clinical trials.

With offices in 48 countries and more than 21,000 professionals worldwide, PPD applies innovative technologies, therapeutic experience and a firm commitment to quality to help customers and partners bend the cost and time curve of drug development. 

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