Jump to content Jump to main menu Jump to sub menu

The QED Difference

At QED we share the drive of our sponsors to provide treatments that make a true difference to people’s lives.

However we understand the complexities and associated cost of the drug development process and are acutely aware that in this increasingly challenging environment there is growing pressure from consolidation and the need for cost containment. This inevitably focuses on R&D activities. Consequently, sponsor companies are attempting to identify more cost effective solutions, which accommodate their specific individual needs, without compromising on quality.

As part of an industry where pioneering thinking and adaptability are critical to success, we embrace this innovative spirit. So we have a truly dynamic and highly responsive approach that is often unattainable by conventional full service CROs.

We actively differentiate ourselves in 4 key areas:

1. Superior Quality

QED’s ultimate driving force is to deliver superior quality services and ultimately data for our sponsors. Our unique model, guarantees that our operational teams on the ground have a vested interest in successful study delivery and are therefore highly motivated to work on our sponsor’s projects.

2. Experienced Teams

The QED model facilitates global reach, without loss of local knowledge. Resource is located on the ground in each country, meaning that local requirements, intricacies, processes, logistics, language, etc are all thoroughly understood. Our Project Managers have an average of more than 8 years experience and our CRAs, more than 6 years.

3. Cost Effectiveness

The QED model results in decreased overheads as it leverages the infrastructure and resource of our already well established local partners. Larger full service global CROs often provide a less cost effective solution and the overheads associated with a traditional CRO can result in escalated project management and administrative costs.

4. Resource Flexibility

QED’s structure allows us to ramp up resource quickly to meet the specific needs of our sponsors.  Whether a large global project team or local resource is required on a fully integrated or stand alone basis, QED can provide resource tailored to the individual project requirements. Our lean reporting structure, not only ensuring total accountability but also clear transparency at Senior Management level to faciliate effective resource planning and alignment.

Increasingly sponsors are realising that the traditional CRO outsourcing approach of “one size fits all” is no longer the most effective strategy and that the QED model provides the ideal solution: Quality, Efficiency, Delivery.