APICES is a European full-service contract research organisation (CRO) with international vocation and capabilities that aims to provide optimum client satisfaction throughout the clinical development process. We strive to use our in-depth experience, process systems, and tools to address the main challenges that our clients face in their clinical trials and ensure that you are delighted with our services on your clinical development journey.
Our services can address the increasing complexity of clinical trials and the challenges this poses to recruitment and retention rates, as well as the impact of mergers and acquisitions on our clients. We focus on enrolment and retention as the centre of clinical trial operations while deploying site and patient-centric platforms and tools, decentralised clinical trials (DCTs), and virtual hybrid trials.
Streamlined clinical development to meet trial objectives
APICES strives to exceed our clients’ needs and provide added value by addressing important challenges to the clinical trial process. To achieve this, we simplify the trial process by implementing key solutions in successful study design, clinical development planning, and regulatory timelines to help clients meet project milestones.
Always focused on achieving the highest-quality results in every project, we tailor our team and resources to the needs and requirements of any local or international study. Our objectives are to:
- Improve the timing, quality, and cost-efficiency of clinical trial projects
- Work closely with clients to create synergistic solutions for their challenges
- Strive to develop and improve the customer experience and increase results in the short, medium, and long terms
- Ensure long-term customer retention
- Guarantee compliance with legislation, good clinical practice (GCP), good publication practice (GPP), and ISO 14155: 2020 and ISO 9001: 2015
- Provide the highest levels of quality in line with our standard operating procedures (SOPs) and validated systems, as well as data integrity and accuracy
- Help clients meet project deadlines, measure their results, and achieve their trial objectives
- Optimise procedures to provide an excellent time-quality-price ratio
Support services throughout clinical trials
Many of APICES’ clients need to outsource or find a partner who can develop and coordinate all the activities needed to carry out clinical research and development. Using our resources, we can efficiently and effectively facilitate the development of clinical projects for any size and therapeutic area.
The success of a clinical trial project requires rapid site identification and study start-up, efficient patient recruitment, and adherence to study timelines. To ensure these, we provide a full range of services, from project design to publication of results, with expert project management and contingency plans to anticipate and prevent any deviations from the original project objectives.
Assessing project-specific risks allows APICES to tailor quality assurance resources to a risk-based approach, focused on client needs and project complexity while aligning cost and service time with quality to meet client requirements. We draw on our experience with the European regulatory process and knowledge of sites and investigators to help our clients meet start-up milestones.
We provide process simplification for complex clinical projects using a full range of field-proven technology tools, as well as use our experience and resources to efficiently manage trials.
Standard operating procedures for clinical trial projects
APICES’ project planning and management services will help you minimise project risks and delays, reduce project costs, and ensure that deadlines are met to the highest quality.
We are also acutely aware of the increasing importance of our clients’ environmental, social and governance (ESG) requirements and strive to be a leading service provider in this area.
We are the first CRO to have implemented an ISO 9001: 2015 compliant quality management system based on our Service Process Map, which includes the owner, inputs, resources, risks, controls, and key performance indicators (KPIs) corresponding to each internal step of the trial process.
APICES has developed a comprehensive list of SOPs to cover the execution of all our services, adapting these to customers’ SOPs as required. These procedures are designed to meet the client’s needs, verifying the results during the project to progress quickly and correctly before proceeding to the next step.
We include quality control activities to detect and record non-conformities while establishing, implementing, tracking, documenting, and evaluating corrective and preventive action plans. These activities are designed to ensure compliance with clinical trial protocols, applicable regulations and guidelines, and standard operating procedures and policies.
Clinical trial expertise in multiple therapy areas
APICES’ team consists of highly trained professionals with more than 20 years of experience in clinical trials across different indications. They have been part of our company since its foundation and provide an accurate, up-to-date vision of clinical research and new scientific developments.
Our colleagues understand the local clinical requirements, cultural and linguistic specificities, and regulatory requirements of different countries. Through this, we can implement the best option for a project based on strategic thinking in study design, clinical development planning, and successful regulatory strategies.