Contract Research Organizations CROs

As the pharmaceutical industry has expanded and matured, industry managers have become increasingly sensitized to the need to operate the clinical operations area as a scientific business in relation to the maintenance of large in-house clinical development organizations (Fig. 8.28). In response to these concerns, contract research organizations (CROs) began to spring up during the 1970s and to play a progressively more prominent role in the industry over the subsequent three decades. CROs have...