Strategic Appointment: Doug Cookson, Chief Marketing Officer


Following our announcement on the arrival of Alison Sampson, Director of Project Management and Jim Kendall Chief Information Officer we are delighted to announce the appointment of Doug Cookson as Chief Marketing Officer. Doug Cookson joined Simbec-Orion as SVP Commercial Development in 2015 and has more than 30 years of experience in biopharma. He is [...]

Agility for Rare Disease and Oncology Clinical Trials – Data Management


Wednesday, April 03, 2019 | 9am EDT (NA) / 2pm BST (UK) / 3pm CEST (EU-Central) 60 min Join this live 1-hour webinar to review  strategies for data management in modular and adaptive clinical trials. Register here. Modular and adaptive clinical trials are rapidly expanding the ability of researchers to modify clinical trials based on [...]

Further Strategic Hire Announced as Simbec-Orion Appoints Jim Kendall as Chief Information Officer


Following our announcement on the arrival of Alison Sampson as Director of Project Management in February, we are delighted to announce the appointment of Jim Kendall as Chief Information Officer for Simbec-Orion Group. Jim Kendall brings 30 years of experience in information systems and project delivery to Simbec-Orion. Including senior roles at the Michael & [...]

Lending a Hand to Support Rare Disease Day


As a CRO focusing on rare disease, we are delighted to support EURODIS’s 12th international Rare Disease Day. Taking inspiration from the official campaign suggestion of recreating the Rare Disease Day logo, our staff enthusiastically joined in to produce two canvases made from hundreds of individual handprints. The final recreation of the logo on [...]

New Strategic Hire as Simbec-Orion Continues to Strengthen Its International Programme Management Group


Following the recently announced management buyout, supported by CBPE, we are delighted to announce the first of our significant strategic hires - the arrival of Alison Sampson, as Director of Project Management, to lead our International Project Management teams. Alison is a known expert in the design and delivery of rare disease, paediatric and oncology [...]

CBPE acquires majority investment in CRO Simbec-Orion


Support will provide funding for investment and expansion Monday February 4, 2019: Simbec-Orion Group Limited (“Simbec-Orion”), a leading European full-service boutique clinical research organisation announced today that CBPE Capital LLP (“CBPE”) has acquired a majority stake in the company. The investment, made through a management buy-out, will provide funding for further international growth and expansion [...]

Outsourcing Clinical Trials West Coast, Burlingame CA, 12 – 13 February 2019


Meet Dr Simon Hutchings, Director of Scientific Affairs at Outsourcing Clinical Trials West Coast, February 12 & 13 2019. Find out how we can add value and reduce risk with your protocol development Discover why our purpose-built clinical pharmacology unit attracts US drug developers Discover how adaptive clinical trial design can accelerate early clinical development

How Simbec-Orion Are Supporting COPD Research & Development


Not only is today is World COPD Day, but November is also COPD awareness month. Also known as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, COPD is a group of lung conditions which have no cure and are characterised by a narrowing of the airways. According to the British Lung Foundation, COPD affects 2% of the UK population, [...]