Meet Your Timelines with PPD® Functional Service Partnership (FSP) Solutions

PPD FSP Solutions deliver the top-tier expertise you want and the on-time delivery you need

The pharmaceutical industry is constantly in motion — drug patents expire, new therapies emerge, portfolios expand, and life-changing compounds make their way to market. As a result, it’s critical for drug developers to engage a partner that can navigate these changes and predict and manage the resources needed for projects to be successful.

That’s why more companies are turning to functional service providers for their outsourcing needs. FSP services help you advance your next drug development project — whether you need to fill small gaps in services or support large-scale programs with dedicated capacity management across functions. FSP models also increase flexibility and provide access to the exact expertise your project needs, when you need it, in just the right amount.

With over 25 years of experience across more than 160 countries, PPD® Functional Service Partnership (FSP) solutions help biotech and biopharmaceutical companies meet their timelines by delivering the best of the best: hard-to-find, top-tier staff who bring a customer-first, problem-solving mindset to the clinical development services we provide.

Delivering the right expertise for every FSP engagement

Because you can’t always predict — or find and retain — the staff and services you need, our experts deliver more experience, knowledge and a wider breadth of expertise than other functional service providers, uniquely positioning us to provide the right experience and knowledge to fill immediate gaps.

PPD FSP solutions provide access to a wide range of reliable and customizable resources to support key functional areas, fill gaps in internal capabilities or enhance functional expertise. We act as a true partner to help solve your resource challenges and provide support for clinical and marketed products across every aspect of a drug development program — from site startup and monitoring to clinical data management to post-approval strategy. We position biotech and pharmaceutical companies for success.

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Problem-solving professionals provide the right expertise

To attract the best of the best, we have a dedicated FSP recruitment team of over 130 professionals. Attracting top-tier talent is about creating an excellent culture and maintaining our commitment to upskilling and reskilling our employees, expanding skill sets, and training for future needs.

To keep employees on top of ever-evolving regulations and technology changes, we offer award-winning professional development programs, as demonstrated by our ranking as a leading business for employee learning and development for 11 consecutive years in Training magazine’s Top 100 list. Our industry-leading retention, in turn, delivers business continuity and the confidence of knowing that your programs are supported by quality professionals who apply the right experience, knowledge and expertise.

Developing a team of reliable experts in hyper-competitive talent marketplaces also demands innovative training approaches. For FSP engagements, our FSP Academy delivers a series of training modules that provide information, guidance and best practices for managing the unique aspects and nuances of delivering FSP solutions. In addition, functional and therapeutic area tools (like our comprehensive cell and gene therapy training and forums), resources, and role-specific trainings (including our CRA Academy) support employees throughout the entire project lifecycle – from startup to maintenance to closeout – to provide ongoing guidance and support.

Our professional development and learning culture help make PPD, Thermo Fisher Scientific’s clinical research business, a great company to work for, leading to increased employee engagement and retention. We are a passionate group of can-do problem solvers, offering consistent staffing and low turnover to provide much-needed resource reliability and continuity, which translates to continuity and long-term dedication to your project.

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