Meet Your Timelines with PPD® Functional Service Partnership (FSP) Solutions
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.
Flexible, personalized solutions
It’s important to find the right solutions to your resourcing challenges. PPD FSP solutions offer customized engagements tailored to your exact needs and requirements. Our FSP services are available across all functions, from clinical services to marketed products, and are available worldwide, for one-off and large-scale projects — and everything in between.
When you need to scale a project, our FSP services have the scope to make it happen. Rely on our more than 30,000 research professionals across the globe who can provide you with the support you need, when you need it.
Ease of a single partner
The extensive breadth and depth of our services for clinical trials and marketed products spans all phases, therapeutic areas and levels (including senior roles) in 160 countries. This allows PPD FSP solutions to function as a single partner for your projects.
You not only need quality FSP resources and services — you have milestones to reach and timelines to hit. That’s where the implementation lead comes in. This dedicated role focuses on the onboarding of resources so engagements with a significant scope or volume of work begin with a proactive partnership.
With the implementation lead, startup responsibilities usually managed solely by an operations delivery lead are divided to create an additional layer of project oversight that drives better outcomes and more efficient communication.
Through this approach, the implementation lead drives seamless onboarding and proactive customer service – in turn avoiding startup delays, ensuring a smooth transition and meeting timeline commitments.
Operations Delivery Lead
To establish, maintain and nurture the partnership forged by the implementation lead, an operations delivery lead is dedicated to your project, serving as a single point of contact that provides oversight and aligns with the you on timelines, strategies and project delivery.
Through ongoing engagement and collaboration, the operations delivery lead provides dedicated oversight, planning and partnership-building that creates greater stability, productivity and satisfaction.
Flexible Engagements To Achieve Project Goals
The flexibility of using different engagement models — or a blend of those services — means you can always choose what is right for you. An engagement with PPD FSP solutions is always customized to your requirements.
We partner with you to offer the best FSP model for your project needs, including a flexible mix of systems, processes, oversight and facilities — yours or ours. Our customers benefit from innovative pricing models that accommodate various contract structures from
- fixed price,
- full-time equivalent (FTE),
- output- or performance-based,
- time and materials.
In today’s drug development climate, organizations must ensure proper utilization across programs. PPD FSP solutions help you navigate staffing challenges by offering a dedicated staff transfer team focused on change management and business continuity. The staff transfer team:
- shifts costs from direct to indirect to give more flexibility and allow right-sized workforces,
- has expertise in Acquired Rights Directive (ARD) laws and regulations with an 87% average transfer success rate,
- eliminates risks involved in hiring and layoff cycles, and
- condenses vendor contracts to reduce legal, financial and ongoing oversight burden.
Trusted FSP Resources For Drug Development And Post-marketing Programs
Choosing the right FSP partner is critical to your drug development success. Nearly 300 companies have entrusted PPD FSP solutions to support critical components of their drug development and post-marketing programs. Your projects, goals and milestones become ours.
There’s a reason so many pharmaceutical companies trust in the quality of PPD FSP solutions. We’ve built our FSP expertise over many years, delivering a strong track record of reliable, high-quality services and support for clinical and marketed products, in addition to the convenience and ease of working with a single partner. PPD FSP solutions have capabilities in more than 160 countries, and our global footprint brings a nuanced understanding of local people, processes and regulatory landscapes, while enabling rapid onboarding across time zones.
We provide an extensive depth and breadth of talented, top-tier experts and unmatched therapeutic and functional expertise. Operational, functional, technical and therapeutic specialists — and laboratory services — are available for FSP engagements across all phases and therapeutic areas and at all levels, including senior roles. To ensure projects launch on time and stay on budget, our dedicated roles focus on rapidly ramping up engagements, keeping you informed with high-touch communications and applying on-demand staff and services as needed.
In our 25+ years of providing FSP solutions, our proven track record ensures we will deliver the top-tier expertise you want and the reliable on-time delivery you need.