Ponders End pharma firm wins big at national awards

Panthera Biopartners has been crowned ‘Pharma Research Centre of the Year’

Panthera’s Ponders End centre and (inset) Stuart Young with the award

A business that runs clinical trials in Ponders End has been crowned ‘Pharma Research Centre of the Year’ only four years after it was founded.

Panthera Biopartners won the prize at the prestigious Pharma Industry Awards UK, in recognition of its innovative site management organisation (SMO) model.

Founded in 2019 by Dr Ian Smith and Professor John Lyon, who was previously a global executive in CRO Covance, Panthera has updated the SMO model to focus on speed of start-up, access to more than a million patients and digitisation of contact and qualification of patients, and the running of clinical trials.

In ten clinical trials carried out in the last 18 months, Panthera has been the top recruiter in the UK, top recruiter globally, and has been the first to enrol a patient – key measures for clients.

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Stuart Young, chief executive of Panthera, said: “This is a real tribute to our team, one of the most experienced in the industry, which has developed a new model which has attracted interest from pharma and CROs across the world. In just four years we have become the leading UK SMO.”

The Pharma Industry Awards UK identifies and celebrates the most original and innovative individuals and companies that demonstrate excellence in the UK pharma industry.

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