Contract Research

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Ropella Industry Expertise

Contract research organizations (CROs) are growing players in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and the medical device industry. The path from conception to FDA approval can take upwards of a decade and $1 billion, while as few as 1 in every 10,000 drug ideas eventually clear this process. CROs help to supply cost-effective, cutting-edge expertise and infrastructure that a drug sponsor may lack. Companies aren’t the only ones enlisting the help of these organizations – increasingly, research institutions, universities, and even governmental organizations are turning to them for support.

The contract research industry is a relatively new one, and is still establishing itself through mergers and partnerships, expansions and consolidations. They offer a variety of services, from small firms which focus on specific areas – such as molecular modeling – to multinational organizations which can move a drug through discovery, pre-clinical trials, and all four stages of clinical trials.

The Ropella 360 SMART Search SystemSM takes the risk and guesswork out of the hiring process.

With 35+ years as a global search leader, Ropella has proven (many times over) to be well-versed at delivering the most advanced search execution capabilities, solving the most challenging needle-in-a-haystack searches, and managing talent selection and development as a primary asset for ROI.

As a bestselling author of The Right Hire and a highly-experienced practitioner, Patrick Ropella developed the SMART Search SystemSM, regarded as one of the most well-respected, talent-centric executive search solutions available.