ICTUImperial Clinical Trials Unit

Welcome to Imperial Clinical Trials Unit (ICTU)

This website is intended for commercial trial sponsors engaged in the area of pharmaceuticals, medical devices or diagnostic devices

Value of working with an Academic Research Organisation

Working with ICTU’s network of investigators offers the potential of keeping a finger on the pulse of key study findings that may alter development plans. It also enables pharmaceutical companies to collaborate with Imperial’s investigators many of whom are key opinion leaders in their field. ICTU’s links with scientific researchers across the campus provides a real opportunity to integrate ‘bench to bedside medicine’ in designing innovative trials.

A smart alternative to doing clinical trials in-house:

The majority of studies conducted in-house by pharmaceutical companies fail to complete on time and on budget. Some of the reasons for this include:

A smart alternative to outsourcing studies to a Contract Research Organisation (CRO)

Outsourcing a study to a CRO can result in important missed opportunities: