About PPD

The PPD clinical research business of Thermo Fisher Scientific is a global clinical research organization (CRO) that helps advance the development of life-changing medicines for patients. Part of this research involves conducting clinical trials with patients and healthy volunteers to collect important data on new treatments under close medical supervision. We have three clinics to support early-phase clinical trials, with locations in Austin, Texas; Las Vegas, Nevada; and Orlando, Florida. Our state-of-the-art facilities have a successful history in conducting studies safely since 1985, and in the past five years alone, we’ve conducted more than 340 early development research studies involving more than 2,000 volunteers. Our experience in conducting first-in-human trials, definitive cardiac safety or QTC studies, and complex, procedure-intensive trials is unmatched.  

What We Do

Our clinical research sites recruit volunteers to participate in clinical trials and provide financial compensation to study volunteers who participate. These trials are designed to verify the safety and tolerability of an investigational drug in people and explore how the medicine acts in the bodies of healthy volunteers. All studies are fully supervised by medical professionals.