History and Vision

IST is a privately owned clinical research organization founded in 1990. It is
specialized in carrying out clinical studies with pharmaceuticals in phases II-V
and post-marketing observational research, as well as studies investigating
diagnostics and medical devices.

Our policy has always been to develop in-depth knowledge beyond the scope of any single research project. This provides tremendous value to the sponsors of IST research, who benefit from the high level of responsibility shown by each of the IST departments.


Offering many years of experience, IST is committed to robust clinical research combining high quality standards with timeline and budget control. Quick decision processes and flexibility are facilitated by a flat organizational structure that draws knowledge from a broad base of clinical experience.


IST offers a highly-educated and flexible team of experts in their respective fields. Among people presently employed by IST are 10 physicians, 5 biometricians and about 20 other academics. Most members of staff (60%) have more than 10 years of experience in research, and 10 key personnel have more than 20 years of research experience. One of three employees has experience from previous employment within the pharmaceutical industry.

Areas of operation

Our main fields of business are studies in:

  • Therapeutics
  • Diagnostics
  • Medical Devices.


IST’s strenghts are:

  • Flat hierarchical structure
  • Quick decision making
  • Closely cooperating departments
  • Flexibility and efficient change management
  • Broad individual spectrum of job experience
  • Strong team spirit and low fluctuation
  • Little overhead
  • No external investors
  • Organic growth without risky strategies.