CRO Overview

Clinical trial. Drug discovery. Contract research organization. Sponsors. Preclinical research. Drug approval.

Many people have only a vague idea what these words mean. Here’s your chance to learn how life-changing drugs get to patients — and the important role played by the contract research organization (CRO).

The Association of Clinical Research Organizations (ACRO) has put together this video to help explain the process for creating life-changing drugs and how a CRO, such as PPD, plays a key role in the development of these important therapies.

This video provides an overview of the drug discovery and development process. What are clinical trials? What does a CRO do and how does it work with a pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, academic or government organization? Why do these organizations use CROs in the first place?

To learn more about PPD and the important work we do, the About Drug Development page includes easy-to-understand information on the process of bringing a new therapy to patients. And the About PPD section focuses on the company’s service offerings; history; purpose, mission and strategy; accolades; and corporate responsibility.




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