Contract research organizations in India

Contract research organizations (CROs) provide/serve specialized clinical trial services and other research support services for the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries and also serve government institutions, foundations, and universities.

One of the main reasons why organizations and businesses that enter into a contract with CROs, do so is to acquire specific expertise without the need for hiring permanent staff and hence save employee costs and time.

A contract/clinical research organization is extending such a helping hand in biopharmaceutical development, clinical research endeavors, clinical trial conduct, product commercialization, biologic assay development, and pharmacovigilance.

A contract with an outside company means that the hiring organization does not need the infrastructure, office space or manpower to run these trials themselves. and they save time from getting into the direct job recruitment process.

Some CROs manage almost all aspects of a clinical trial, from site selection and patient enrollment through final regulatory approval from the Food and Drug Administration and European Medicines Agency.

Although a trial sponsor may transfer all trial functions to a third-party CRO, the sponsor remains responsible for the integrity of the trial data and for ensuring it is all factual and backed by good science.

As pharmaceutical companies and medical device organizations face increasing pressure on high drug costs, they are looking for ways to lower prescription drug costs without losing profits. Outsourcing clinical trial management is a way for these companies to significantly lower overhead costs, helping them make up for the dollars lost for lower medication prices. 

Types of Services Provided by CROs

Contract research organizations offer comprehensive services, including:

  • Project management
  • Database design & build
  • Data entry & validation
  • Clinical trial data management
  • Medicine and disease coding
  • Quality and metric reporting
  • Statistical analysis plans and reports
  • Validation programming
  • Safety and efficacy summaries
  • Final study report

These are some of the top and best list of CRO’s in India:

ACM Global Laboratories

Since 1975, ACM Global Laboratories has been a recognized leader in both medical diagnosis and global clinical trial testing services. With facilities wholly owned in New York, England, Shanghai China, Mumbai India, and Singapore.


Achieving meaningful results for our clients through inspiring thinking and transformational vision, Accenture in India offers a wide range of services spanning strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations.

Accutest Global

Accutest is an independent and internationally accredited Contract Research Organization (“CRO”) founded in 1998. Offering services to customers worldwide and operations in India, throughout Asia, and Brazil.


Aagami, Inc. Is a life science consulting firm headquartered in the suburbs of Chicago that provides strategic advisory services and business development support in areas that are inaccessible to you because of its bandwidth technology licensing services.

Asiatic Clinical Research

Asiatic Clinical Research is a clinical research organization (CRO) headquartered in Bangalore, India. Focus on Phase II-IV clinical trial support for pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device companies.

APCER Life Sciences

APCER Life Sciences is committed to omprovise health in partnership with their clients. They bring together safety-medical, regulatory, and technology resources.

Actimus Bio

Actimus Biosciences is a knowledge based CRO which was established in the year 2005. The facilities are located in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India.


Accelsiors is a CRO committed to serving its Sponsors with the highest level of quality. They provide a full array of services and pride in having ready access to treatment-naive patient populations.

AXIS Clinicals

AXIS is a metric based clinical research organization with a global footprint of operations. Representing a vertically integrated CRO, they provide a collaborative approach to meet sponsor study requirements.

Bio Reliance Corporation

BioReliance provides manufacturing and testing services to pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical companies that span the product cycle from early pre-clinical development to licensed production.

Bio Axis

Started in 2005 Bio axis DNA Research Centre (BDRC) private limited is a top level CRO in life sciences with a vast range of services in Biotechnology, Bioinformatics, Forensic Science and Clinical Research.

Catalyst Clinical Services

Focus area of Catalyst is Clinical Trials Management and Execution, Medical Writing, Independent Auditing and Clinical Research Training.

Cliantha Research

Cliantha Research is a full-service Clinical Research Organization (CRO) based in Ahmedabad, Delhi and Mumbai.


CliniRx is a full-service, mid-size CRO that provides end- to- end solutions for clinical studies. CliniRx’s services include Phase II –III and late Phase (Phase IV) across numerous therapeutic areas and specialities.


Covance Inc.,is a global contract research organization (CRO), is the world’s most comprehensive drug development and research company.

Dishman Group

Dishman is the global outsourcing partner for the pharmaceutical industry offering a portfolio of development, scale-up and manufacturing service.

Divi’s Laboratories Limited

Divi’s has been established for 29 years in Hyderabad, India with two manufacturing units and is among the top pharmaceutical companies in India. Divi’s is known as a ‘Reliable Supplier of generic APIs (Active pharmaceuticals ingredients)’ and a trustworthy ‘Custom Manufacturer’ to Big Pharma and also is among the top API manufacturers in the world.

Dubar Research Foundation

Dubar Research Foundation (DRF) is an Indian Contract Research Organization offering pre-clinical services in Drug Discovery and Development, ranging from identification of potential lead molecules, and drug development to IND-enabling studies.


The endpoint is the destination for people who are passionate about the most innovative and high-quality IRT solutions for clinical trials.

Eurofins Advinus

Eurofins Advinus is R&D service that supports the discovery and development of compounds for diverse industries including Pharmaceuticals, Biologicals, Agrochemicals, Nutraceuticals and Cosmetics.

Fountain Medical Development (FMD)

FMD K&L is a global contract research organization supporting data management, biostatistics, statistical programming, clinical operations, regulatory affairs, safety, pharmacovigilance, toxicology, medical affairs, medical writing, quality, risk, and compliance services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries.

GCT (Global Clinical Trials)

A full-service clinical development service provider, offering feasibility, regulatory submission, site selection, project management, monitoring, data management, logistics, and more.

GVK Biosciences

GVK BIO, a Contract Research & Development Organization – CRDO that services the global Biopharma industry; is headquartered in Hyderabad, India with operations in four sites including California, USA.

Global Drug Development Experts (GDDE)

Global Drug Development (GDD) Experts is the Site Management Organization (SMO) in India.

Hi Tech Bio Laboratories 

Hi Tech BioSciences India Ltd. is a supplier of high end products and research-based solutions in the arena of nutraceuticals and biocatalysis.


IMS Health and Quintiles are now IQVIA, a world leader in using data, technology, advanced analytics and expertise to assist customers drive healthcare – and human health – forward.

Indus Biotherapeutics 

Indus Biotech was founded in 1995, is a pioneer in deriving science based dietary ingredients from food chain raw materials through revolutionary patented technology.

International Pharma Trials

The International Pharma Trials group is providing the highest standards of clinical excellence and scientific expertise.

Intox Lab

A Contract Research Organization (CRO), INTOX performs a good range of studies, including Toxicological, Mutagenicity, Ecotoxicological and Chemical, for Pharmaceutical, Crop Protection / Agrochemical, Biotechnological, Chemical and Medical devices industries.

Intrex Test

Intrex Test facilitates and coordinates pharmaceutical and medical device studies through team of internal experts coupled with top quality labs supporting preclinical and clinical testing at every stage of development.

JSS Medical Research

JSS Medical Research is the hospital CRO built on a foundation of epidemiological and scientific expertise. It has a strong network of academic affiliations and over 25 years of experience in multiple therapeutic areas.

Jai Research Foundation (JRF Global)

JRF Global offers comprehensive non-clinical, animal trial services, GLP research services for regulatory submissions, worldwide.

KPS Clinical Services

KPS Clinical Services Pvt. Ltd. is by Shri Ratiram Ji Group with an aim to become one of India’s leading Contract Research Organization (CRO). The services provided by KPSCS are knowledge-driven and supported the understanding of the pharmacology and molecular basis of disease.

Kemwell Biopharma

Kemwell is a contract biologics development company providing services to global biopharmaceutical organizations. Kemwell provides service to customers with cost-effective access to state-of-the-art technology for all mammalian cell culture-based products’ development and manufacturing.


Labnetworx is a consulting company and privately owned healthcare, pharma & life sciences management company founded in 2005, that operates at the interface of Healthcare, Life Sciences, Pharmaceuticals and Information Technology.

Lambda Therapeutic Research Limited

Lambda Therapeutic Research Limited are a leading global Clinical Research Organization (CRO) headquartered in Ahmedabad – India, with facilities and operations in Mehsana (India), Toronto (Canada), Warsaw (Poland), London (UK) and Pittsburgh (USA), Las Vegas (USA) and Fargo (USA) with approximate 1500+ employees located in our facilities across the globe.


Laxai Life Sciences Pvt. Ltd. was set up in the year 2007, with a vision to the discovery chemistry campaign of global pharmaceutical companies, by supporting the high quality intended compounds in reduced pricing and timeline.


MakroCare is strategic development and commercialization global partner for pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies.

Max India

Max India Limited was originally incorporated as “Advaita Allied Health Services Limited” on January 23, 2019 as an unlisted public company under the businesses Act, 2013, within the jurisdiction of the Registrar of Companies, Mumbai, Maharashtra and obtained a fresh certificate of incorporation on Dominion Day , 2020, after the change of its name, pursuant to the Composite Scheme of Amalgamation and Arrangement amongst Erstwhile Max India Limited, Max Healthcare Institute Limited, Radiant Life Care Private Limited and Max India Limited (formerly referred to as Advaita Allied Health Services Limited) and their respective shareholders and creditors under sections 230 to 232 read with other applicable provisions of the businesses Act, 2013(Scheme), approved by the Hon’ble NCLT, Mumbai vide its Order dated January 17, 2020.

Navitas Life

Navitas Life Sciences has partnered with life sciences companies to achieve their desired goals outcomes in clinical development.


Novotech is internationally recognized as a leading regional full-service CRO, Headquartered in Australia and focused exclusively on the Asia Pacific,.

Ocimum Biosolutions 

“Ocimum Bio solution” is an Integrated Life Science Informatics solutions provider with service offerings that span Sample and Data Management (LIMS, Biologics Data Management), Genomics Data Analysis Services such as Gene Expression, Genotyping, and NextGen Sequencing, Bioinformatics and Genomics Databases (BioExpress®, ToxExpress®) and Bio-IT consulting services.


PPD is a leading global contract research organization providing all-inclusive integrated drug development, laboratory and lifecycle management services.

PRA Health Sciences

PRA health sciences is global healthcare intelligence partner with everything you need to take your assets from concept to compound to cure.


Pharmaffiliates Analytics and Synthetics P. Ltd., a Research-Based Organization is a huge name in the global market, which offers services to Pharmaceutical industry, Biotechnology industry, API manufacturers, Bulk drug suppliers, clinical CROs, Research institutes and other allied industries.


Quanticate is a global CRO, Clinical Research Organization (CRO) which is also known as a ‘Biometric CRO’. Quanticate has a global offices across 3 continents and is primarily focused on the analysis and reporting of data from clinical trials and post-marketing surveillance.  As Experts in Clinical Data, It provides high-quality teams that offer efficient outsourcing solutions for Clinical Data ManagementBiostatisticsStatistical ProgrammingMedical Writing, Pharmacovigilance and Regulatory Submission Review

Quest Diagnostics, Inc.

Quest Diagnostic is a provider of testing, information and services that patients and doctors need to make better healthcare decisions. Services from routine blood tests — such as total cholesterol, Pap testing and white blood cell count — to complex, gene-based and molecular testing.

RCC Laboratories

RCC labs provide preclinical and safety services following national and international guidelines with global RCC standards and QA programs.

Reliance Life Sciences

Reliance Life Sciences is a research-driven organization developing business opportunities in bio-therapeutics (plasma proteins, biosimilars and novel proteins), pharmaceuticals (later-generation, oncology generics), clinical research services, regenerative medicine (stem cells therapies) and molecular medicine.

Sai Life Sciences

At Sai Life Sciences, established to Hyderabad, deliver scientific expertise with a greater purpose – to impact tomorrow’s healthcare by creating medicines for today’s incurable maladies.

Spectrum Clinical Research

Spectrum research provides clinical research support to pharmaceutical companies and Contract Research Organizations in order to facilitate the development of new chemical entities, evolve innovative therapies and support research on novel drug delivery systems, keeping the well – being & safety of patients at the core of our every endeavour ensuring compliance to the highest regulatory, scientific & ethical standards by ICH, WHO, USFDA.


The Strand/Triesta creates a unique specialized diagnostic company with a focus on next generation precision medicine.


SyMetric (a brand owned by Achiral Systems Private Limited) is the group of highly-skilled professionals with in-depth exposure to the IT Software and Clinical Research Industries.

Symphony Pharma Life Sciences

Symphony expertise in Research & Development and scale-up (non-GMP and cGMP). Research partner for Innovator/Generic Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology companies across the globe.

Syneos Health

Syneos Health® is the only integrated biopharmaceutical solutions organization. Contract Research Organization (CRO) and Contract Commercial Organization (CCO), is purpose-built to accelerate customer performance to address modern market realities. the merger of two industry-leading companies – INC Research and inVentiv Health – we bring together approximately 24,000 clinical and commercial minds with the ability to support customers in more than 110 countries.


Syngene is established in 1993. It is an internationally reputed contract research and manufacturing organization, which supports R&D programs from lead generation to clinical supplies.

TCG Lifesciences Private Limited

TCG Lifesciences Private Limited (“Chembiotek Research International”) is a Contract Research as well as Manufacturing Services (“CRAMS”) company in the area of early drug discovery and development.


Founded in 1996, SIRO Clinpharm Private Limited is a Clinical Research services supporting trials from Phase II to Phase IV and beyond post-launch of products.

Vedic Life sciences

As a contract research organization (CRO), completed more than 500 clinical and preclinical studies in compliance with international regulations.


Veeda is a Clinical Research Organization established in the year 2004 at Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.

EResearchTechnology, Inc (ERT)

ERT is global data and technology company that minimizes risk and uncertainty in clinical trials.

Kindly comment if we may have missed capturing any CRO.

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