Infectious Diseases

Infectious Diseases therapeutic expertise

Rely on PPD’s experienced infectious diseases team to deliver the most optimal clinical strategy. As new markets are identified for conducting clinical research, our team is on the ground and well-prepared to start trials quickly and keep them on track. PPD has conducted hundreds of government and commercial trials in infectious disease indications involving more than 13,500 sites and 320,000 patients in the last five years.

PPD’s experienced infectious diseases team:

  • Offers reliable access to patients worldwide
  • Applies deep therapeutic experience and global resources to streamline the development process from clinical through post-approval
  • Uses our global network of monitors, project managers, regulatory specialists, data managers, biostatisticians, medical writers, lab technicians, scientists and medical professionals to ensure rapid, efficient execution of clinical trials
  • Works seamlessly with our laboratory teams to support development of new treatments for a wide range of infectious diseases

Infectious Diseases Global Investigator Network

PPD’s robust global investigator database includes more than 1,600 adult and pediatric infectious disease specialists in 83 countries and in various specialties, including HIV, hepatitis B and C, other viral infections such as influenza and bacterial, fungal and parasitic diseases. With experience in a broad range of infectious disease indications, PPD provides access to specialized clinical sites with proven trial experience.

Leaders in HIV Drug Development Experience

In the past five years, we have conducted more than 250 HIV studies, involving more than 119,000 patients for commercial, government and NGO clients. We have experience with both short- and long-term HIV trials as well as concomitant programs of multiple Phase III studies. Additionally, our industry-leading experience includes trials addressing opportunistic infections, manifestation of antiretroviral treatment and co-infections.

Microbiology Laboratory Services

PPD® Laboratories’ central lab supports clinical trials worldwide in infectious disease drug development through our laboratory testing services and expanded capabilities in our clinical microbiology laboratories.

We offer clients:

  • Extensive virology testing, including real-time polymerase chain reaction, viral load, genotyping and single nucleotide polymorphism analysis
  • The capability to culture, quantitate, identify and determine antibiotic susceptibility and resistance for aerobic and anaerobic organisms
  • A flexible approach to microbiology testing, performing disk diffusion and/or broth dilution assays to establish antibiotic minimum inhibitory concentration and breakpoints
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