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Top 10 Emerging CROs - 2021


As we enter 2021, it is no secret that the contract research organization (CRO) sector is witnessing rapid growth. The rising demand is primarily driven by the outsourcing practices of pharma organizations and the increasing capabilities of CROs. Factors like complex drug candidates and cost reductions are also playing a role in CRO growth. To keep up with such evolving trends in the sector, CROs are also shoring up their capabilities by incorporating robust technologies.

The integration of technologies like precision medicine, sensors, 3D bioprinting, and micro-sampling are enabling CROs to eliminate the need for animal testing in clinical studies. CROs that are on the helm of digitalization are unlocking the benefits or reduced costs and risks associated with clinical trials, while achieving unprecedented levels of efficiency and productivity.

Big data analytics is also turning out to be a vantage point for CROs to meet the evolving requirements of the pharmaceutical sector. Whether it compiling data from various sources or generating detailed reports, data analytics is becoming a go to technology for CROs. In addition, it is enabling CROs to draw crucial insights from vast troves of data and avoid the common risks during clinical trials.

With such innovations boosting accuracy and efficiency, the pharmaceutical sector is standing at the cusp of the next digital transformation. In order to assist CROs in shoring up their capabilities with robust technologies and effective solutions and services, we have compiled this issue of Pharma Tech Outlook. In this edition, we have listed top 10 Emerging CROs and top 10 CROs to highlight the ones that can help you escalate your chances of success. Equipped with innovative technological capabilities, these enlisted CRO solution providers and service companies are transforming the CRO landscape at the cloverleaf of various disruptive technologies. Besides, the magazine comprises insights from subject-matter experts and CXOs in the pharmaceutical sector on the latest industry trends, best practices, recent innovations, and highlights their expertise. We hope this issue of Pharma Tech Outlook helps you build the partnership you and your organization need to foster an environment driven by robust and efficient technology.

We present to you Pharma Tech Outlook’s “Top 10 Emerging CROs - 2021.”

    Top Emerging CROs

  • CL Laboratory specializes in in-vivo cardiovascular models utilized to advance research at the pre-clinical stage

  • iQ Biosciences is an immunology focused CRO, which supports the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, as well as academics, in the development of various immune therapies, such as antibodies, small molecules, or CART’s

  • The MT Group collaborates with scientists and researchers to provide them with quality biospecimens and specializes in collecting deep clinical data and customized collections of samples to aid medical research. Over the past 25 years, the company has proved its merit to become the go-to-source for comprehensively annotated specimens, such as variations of fresh tissue and certain Fresh Frozen Plasma (FFPs) among other samples. Especially when it comes to longitudinal studies, not many CROs can match the accuracy and precision that The MT Group offers

  • Alphalyse


    As a global specialist in protein analysis, we are dedicated to supporting research, manufacturing and clinical development of natural and recombinant proteins. Our services include analytical characterization of biopharmaceuticals, mass spectrometric peptide mapping, host cell protein analysis, and quantification of specific proteins in complex samples

  • Biomodels


    Biomodels LLC, is an AAALAC accredited preclinical contract research organization that develops and executes predictive and highly translational efficacy studies for biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. With over a decade of experience in helping the pharmaceutical industry transition its products from test tube to the clinic, Biomodels understands the importance of providing personalized service, customized solutions, and clinically relevant disease models. Biomodels’ state of the art research facility and vivarium contains some of the industry’s leading technologies. Our resources include, but are not limited to: HD video endoscopy, IVIS in-vivo imaging, X-ray radiation source, FlexiVent system for measurement of pulmonary function, MACSQuant for FACS analysis and cell separation, RT-PCR, microscopy, and behavioral analysis equipment. These capabilities, together with our in-house scientists, laboratory research personnel, and strategic partnerships with leading researchers in various disease fields, ensure thoughtful study design and execution

  • DC3 Therapeutics

    DC3 Therapeutics

    DC3 Therapeutics is a full service Contract Research Organization (CRO). We offer a full set of services necessary for drug development. We can support Pre-Clinical and IND Enabling studies. Our team has extensive experience in drug development and the pharmaceutical industry. DC3 is committed to superior customer service. DC3 understands that drug development is a fast paced and demanding environment. We guarantee that our services will be performed accurately and with a fast turn-around time. To ensure a quick turn around each customer is assigned a secured DC3 account. This account can be used to download data, schedule pickups, and submit questions about data

  • Embryotech Laboratories

    Embryotech Laboratories

    Embryotech Laboratories is an ISO-17025 accredited test laboratory and Good Laboratory Practice for Nonclinical Laboratory Studies, Title 21 CFR Part 58 Accreditation Program. Embryotech Laboratories provides services to the assisted reproductive technologies industry and laboratories, providing the latest quality control assays. Embryotech Laboratories scope of accreditation includes toxicity and functionality testing of raw materials, media, and devices intended for use in the medical industry and/or any device which may come into contact with gametes — utilizing the following test or measurements: Mouse Embryo Assay (MEA): 1-cell and 2-cell method, Mouse Embryo Assay (MEA) Invitro-Fertilization, Human Sperm Survival Assay (HSSA), Sperm Motility Index (SM), Sperm Penetration Assay (SPA) and Human Sperm Motility Assay (SMA) utilizing Computer Assisted Sperm Analysis (CASA) software. Embryotech Laboratories also offers endotoxin testing via Limulus Amebocyte Lysate Assay (LAL test) utilizing: Kinetic Turbidimetric quantitative and Gel-Clot qualitative testing

  • Explora BioLabs

    Explora BioLabs

    Explora BioLabs is an AAALAC-accredited provider of preclinical vivarium solutions for clients of all sizes, in all stages of development. We are where you need us to be—and stand ready to support your in vivo studies with state-of-the-art vivarium space and market-leading services. Preclinical success requires an accommodating environment that fosters collaboration and community while having flexibility; Explora BioLabs’ complete service portfolio keeps this in mind. We pride ourselves on providing an innovative, entrepreneurial, atmosphere for those driving scientific discoveries to change and save lives and extend health spans

  • MDC Associates

    MDC Associates

    For over 30 years MDC has helped innovators and entrepreneurs bring In Vitro Diagnostics (IVD) and Medical Devices to market that impact the lives of millions of patients around the world, every year. Our mission is to continue to support these innovators by applying our expertise in Regulatory Affairs, Clinical Trials, Quality Systems, Training, and other consulting services to help them launch new advances that promote and protect the health of our global and local communities

  • QTest Labs

    QTest Labs

    QTest Labs is a leader in providing comprehensive cardiovascular research and development solutions to pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. We provide clients with a broad spectrum of services customized to meet individual knowledge needs in a way that no others can. QTest Labs is a leader in providing comprehensive cardiovascular research and development solutions to pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. We provide clients with a broad spectrum of services customized to meet individual knowledge needs in a way that no others can