Phase I Study Trends and Market Outlook (2013)


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ISR’s report surveyed 119 respondents with responsibility and decision-making for Phase I study conduct and outsourcing activities. This report provides novel, first-hand insight into phase-specific study trends and the use of service providers for Phase I studies.



  • How study complexity, the use of patient populations, using multiple sites, and geographic locations will impact sponsor activities and CRO needs
  • Current and expected volume of Phase I trials for various sponsor segments
  • Outsourcing market dynamics, including expectations for study distribution among types of service providers, dollar value of outsourced studies, and sponsors’ in-house Phase I capabilities
  • Sponsor preferences for 22 different Phase I service providers and the attributes seen as most important when selecting a Phase I provider

For Sponsors:

  • Determine to what degree access to patient populations, alternative geographies, and multi-site and multi-country studies should figure into your strategic planning
  • Benchmark internal policies to select service providers and identify which of 22 service providers may be the best fit your organizational needs

For Service Providers: 

  • Plan for sponsors’ anticipated increase/decrease in study volume, identify needs for anticipated future study complexity, and for their upcoming Phase I studies
  • Understand the competitive environment and how to best position your service offerings
  1. An Analysis of Phase I Market Dynamics, including current and future study volume and outsourcing
  2. Selection of Phase I Service Providers
  3. Geographical Analysis
  4. Appendix of Charts and Graph

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