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The Avoca Group was founded in 1999 to develop smart solutions to complex clinical trial challenges. From its inception, The Avoca Group has guided companies through both proactive risk assessment and the implementation of quality-by-design, two measures that have become more important in recent years as the complexity of clinical trials has increased.

Across 20 years of industry research and consulting, The Avoca Group has built a storehouse of data continuously updated by experienced industry experts, and has kept the industry informed on the evolution of outsourcing through their annual Avoca Report.

Transforming Clinical Trial Execution by Driving Efficiency, Increasing Quality, and Mitigating Risk.

Through membership in the Avoca Quality Consortium®, a member-based pre-competitive collaborative comprised of clinical operations, quality, and outsourcing professionals from pharma, biotech, CROs, and clinical service providers, companies gain access to an exclusive community that allows for greater cooperation, communication, and ultimately, collaboration – in the interest of improving the quality of clinical trials and getting medicines to patients faster.

Innovative Solutions to Improve Quality and Compliance in Clinical Research.


Who We Serve

  • Sponsors, CROs, and Clinical Service Providers


In the following roles:

  • Clinical Operations/Clinical Development
  • Clinical Quality Management/Clinical Quality Assurance
  • Clinical Outsourcing/Procurement
  • Vendor Management/Alliance Management
  • Company Executives
  • Clinical Trial Management
  • Clinical Innovation
  • Patient Engagement
  • Site Level Managers
  • Site Management
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Heads of Business Development and Marketing


The Challenges We Help Solve

  • Operational efficiency
  • Risk
  • Quality Management
  • Vendor Management & Oversight
  • Decreased costs for drug development
  • Changing regulations


Companies also benefit from Avoca’s consulting and research capabilities in the areas of relationship management, research, training, and identifying, and developing solutions to challenges found in managing quality outsourced clinical trials.


Certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)

The Avoca Group is certified as a women’s business enterprise by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the nation’s largest third-party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women in the U.S., and is proud to add diversity to supply chains.


Contact us to learn more.

Some of our clients include:


  • Abide Therapeutics
  • Actelion
  • Alexion
  • Amgen
  • Astellas
  • AstraZeneca
  • BioMarin
  • Boehringer-Ingelheim
  • Bracket
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Cadence
  • Celtic Pharma
  • Centocor
  • Cerexa
  • Cordis
  • CR Bard
  • Cubist
  • Eisai
  • Eli Lilly
  • Endo Pharmaceuticals
  • Ethicon
  • Ferring Pharmaceuticals
  • Genentech
  • Grünenthal
  • Inovio
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • J&J Pharmaceutical Research Development
  • MedImmune
  • Millennium
  • Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma
  • Novartis
  • Novo Nordisk
  • Ortho Biotech
  • Ortho Clinical
  • Pfizer
  • Purdue Pharma
  • Regeneron
  • Roche
  • Sarepta
  • Seattle Genetics
  • Terumo
  • The Medicines Company
  • Vertex

Service Providers:

  • Acurian
  • Aptiv Solutions
  • Beardsworth
  • Bioclinica
  • CenterPoint
  • CFS Clinical
  • Chiltern
  • Covance
  • CRF Health
  • DrugDev
  • ERT
  • ExecuPharm
  • Greenphire
  • ICON Clinical Research
  • Idis
  • INC Research
  • Indegene
  • inVentiv Health Clinical
  • LabCorp
  • Longboat Clinical
  • Marken
  • MedAvante
  • Medical Research Consultants
  • Medidata
  • Medpace
  • PPD
  • PRA International
  • Quest Diagnostics Clinical Trials
  • Quintiles
  • ResearchPoint
  • Sarah Cannon Development Solutions
  • Schulman Associates IRB
  • Synarc
  • Synexus
  • Theorem
  • TKL Research
  • Worldwide Clinical Trials