Clinical Development

Helping sponsors bring new therapies to patients faster and maximizing R&D participation through data, technology and advanced analytics.


Challenges we solve

We work hand in hand with clinical teams to optimize trial planning and design, using a holistic, human-centric approach.

Portfolio strategy

The lightning-fast pace of change in clinical development makes portfolio strategy more important than ever. A sharpened focus on patient experience and the integration of virtual technology into trials requires careful thought and planning.

Protocol design

Data and competitive intelligence exist in silos, which presents formidable hurdles when prioritizing portfolio investments and determining optimal study design.

Program planning

At a global scale, how can you predict the success of your clinical trials? It can be difficult to engage the right sites and investigators to ensure that you’re mitigating risk, maintaining quality and ensuring patient engagement.

Study execution and data collection

You need a global and holistic picture of how your data is organized. You also need to identify any drivers that shift study performance and real-time data to make necessary modifications. 


ZS’s approach

We partner with R&D leaders and research organizations to improve clinical development through thoughtful design, trial differentiation and predictive modeling. We’re delivering greater value to patients and are transforming the drug pipeline.

Trial design optimization

Facilitate collaboration with our Clinical Design Center, a virtual environment that allows cross-functional teams to work together on clinical trial design powered by AI to speed trial program planning and execution.

Quality and clinical operations risk management

Help organizations identify, monitor and predict clinical development risk by implementing leading systems, processes and advanced data science.

Human-centric clinical trials

Accelerate planned and in-flight studies through a strategic evaluation of trial stakeholders (investigators, study coordinators and patients) to understand what they value in a study and how to engage them in the most impactful way. 

Biometrics and clinical data solutions

Supporting sponsors in overhauling legacy infrastructure and processes to accelerate clinical data management, biostatistics and programming capabilities.

Digital and decentralized trials

ZS’s ecosystem of solutions and services supports sponsors while transforming their clinical trial programs to match today’s trends.

Trial participant diversity, equity and inclusion

Improving diversity, equity and inclusion in clinical development through a comprehensive approach built on a foundation of patient insights. 

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