PPD is a leading global contract research organization providing comprehensive, integrated drug development, laboratory and lifecycle management services. Our customers include pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, academic and government organizations. With offices in 46 countries and approximately 23,000 professionals worldwide, PPD applies innovative technologies, therapeutic expertise and a firm commitment to quality to help customers bend the cost and time curve of drug development and optimize value in delivering life-changing therapies to improve health.

We are PPD

Clinical Development

  • PPD Consulting
  • Early development
  • Phase II-IV clinical trial management
  • Site and patient services
    • Accelerated Enrollment Solutions
  • Peri- and post-approval
  • PPD® Biotech
  • PPD® FSP
  • Preclarus®
  • Technology and innovation

PPD Laboratories

  • Bioanalytical lab
  • Biomarker lab
  • Central lab
  • GMP lab
  • Vaccines sciences lab
  • PPD® Biotech
  • PPD® FSP
  • Preclarus®

Company Accolades

PPD's awards and accolades.

Company History

Founded in 1985, PPD has grown from a one-person consulting firm to a leading contract research organization (CRO).

Purpose, Mission and Strategy

Our purpose is to improve health. Our mission is to help customers deliver life-changing therapies. Our strategy is to bend the cost and time curve of drug development and optimize value for our customers.

Defining Principles

At PPD we’re on a journey, seeking greater levels of success. Our principles guide us and, ultimately, define us.


Our anti-corruption compliance policy and code of conduct provide important guidelines for how we operate our company.

Corporate Responsibility

Good citizenship and corporate responsibility are at the core of who we are at PPD.

About Drug Development

The drug development process is designed to ensure that only those pharmaceutical products that are both safe and effective are brought to market.

Board of Directors

PPD’s board of directors establishes business strategy and provides oversight for company activities.

CRO Overview

Learn about CROs, clinical trials and an overview of the drug discovery and development process.

Investor Relations

PPD’s commitment to financial and operational excellence is fundamental to its success as a private company.

Legal Notices

Please review PPD's legal notices periodically to understand correct usage of information and materials available on this website.

Privacy Policy

PPD respects the privacy of individuals and complies with internationally recognized standards of privacy protection.

Procure to Pay

Visit this section for information about PPD’s global procurement organization, such as purchase order requirements and standard purchase order terms and conditions.

Senior Leadership Team

PPD’s senior leadership team provides executive leadership in the day-to-day management of the company.

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