Where there is a will, there is a way
Let’s face it, we’re in a heavily regulated and rather complex industry. There are literally hundreds of ways of doing things, some of which might take you to the next level and some of which whom may send you back to square one. What we offer is the experience. In the business of clinical trials, knowledge is power. That’s why we’ve established a highly competent team that can provide you with the expertise and practical know-how you need to stay one step ahead of the competition.
Our CORE values set us apart from other CROs, they are the heart of our company and influence everything we do. C ommitment, O wnership, R esponsibility and E xcellence.
Our success depends on your satisfaction with our services, from providing the best advice for your needs to submitting the highest quality clinical data. Our CORE company principles lie at the heart of everything we do, and strengthen the lasting and trusting relationships that we value with all of our partners.
It’s important that all of our staff take these values into their personal belief system, to guide their professional behaviour with resulting benefits not only for themselves, but also their colleagues and, of course, our partners.
Combining a passion for people, extensive expertise and the tenacity to innovate, PCG is a place where CRO knowledge meets technological prowess.
Pharma Consulting Group was founded in 2003 by two Swedes, Sverre Bengtsson and Henrik Blombergsson, who were frustrated with the industry’s inefficient workflows. They developed the internationally renowned Viedoc™ EDC system, which has now been used in over 900 trials in 64 countries worldwide.
Since then, the company has evolved into its two separate entities, PCG Clinical Services and PCG Solutions. which focus respectively on delivering excellence in services and technology for clinical studies.
We provide a wide range of clinical services, from Advisory and Project Management, through to Clinical Operations, EDC, Biometrics, Data Management, Medical Writing, QA, Auditing and Validation. These capabilities are all supported by our commitment to excellence. You can rely on us to deliver high quality and effective studies, on time.
Get the details of our history and growth as a company over more than a decade.
PCG was founded
It all started with Henrik Blombergsson and Sverre Bengtsson, two experienced CRO professionals that grew tired of the outdated workflows of their industry. They took matters in their own hands by founding PCG, or Pharma Consulting Group, in their hometown of Uppsala, Sweden in 2003.
After receiving the first assignments from local biotech companies, the PCG team quickly realised that present EDC systems were outdated, resulting in time-consuming processes that shouldn’t be necessary with 21st century technology. There simply wasn’t a good enough solution on the market, so they decided to design their own, and Viedoc was born. Shortly thereafter, Claude Marcus became the first client to ever try the system. He’s been with the firm since.
From one to seven
The firm quickly grew to seven employees and became the first company in the world to get approved following the new EU Clinical Trials Directive. Assignments within biometrics were accompanied by the first clinical operations and PCG started exploring the opportunities for international establishment.
50 studies 500 active sites
The offices were becoming too small as the company grew to 14 employees, with 50 studies and 500 active sites.
First international assignments
Word of PCG’s revolutionary Viedoc platform was travelling fast. PCG gained its first client outside Sweden and started looking at international expansion to Japan.
Trips to Japan
The company grew to 25 employees and began its international division with emphasis on Japan.
PCG earns a Gazelle
PCG was awarded with the “Gazelle” award by Dagens Industri (Sweden’s largest business paper), celebrating the company’s stable growth over the previous four years. In addition, a global contract was signed with Pfizer and PGC was formally established in Japan.
Goodbye, old office!
PCG moved into its new, 1000 sqm headquarters in Uppsala, Sweden.
50 employees, 50 countries
With the release of the highly anticipated Viedoc 4 just around the corner, the future was looking more promising than ever. With 50 employees and activity in over 50 countries, PCG welcomed CEO Karin Meyer to lead global operations. As the company was at its most exciting phase, the system development and consultancy divisions were incorporated individually to enhance focus and stimulate growth.
The number of employees exceeded 60 and Andy Babington took over as the new CEO.
650 studies 9.000 sites
As part of PCG’s continued progression and ambitious plans for expansion, a new company website was released. PCG’s number of studies and sites exceeded 650 and 9000 respectively. The rest is history in the making…
We believe in teamwork, and we are proud to have an excellent management team with key expertise in all required fields of the clinical trial process.