Your new biotech company is lean and virtual. So, you have to rely on an army of consultants and contract research organizations (CROs) to outsource your preclinical research. Managing them can often feel like herding cats.

Deadlines can be missed.  Communications can be abstract, and that’s if you get a reply at all.  You realize that you are not their priority! Consequently, you lose track of all the activities, you miss your milestones, and your investors are questioning their return on investment. Oh, and just this morning you read an article on how your competitor is starting a first in human trial, while you’re still waiting on a pre-IND meeting with the FDA because of all the delays.

If only you could accelerate your timelines and make your CRO outsourcing more comprehensive, efficient, and impactful.

If you find yourself dealing with these challenges, you may want to rethink your approach to outsourcing:

1. Your current CROs don’t see your big picture

Traditional CROs specialize and tend to ask you for a detailed protocol upfront. They often need explicit directions and will not collaborate with you on designing your experiments in a broader context. They want a pre-made recipe, step-by-step instructions, and will only focus on that one experiment.

But drug development is complicated. It can’t be done in a vacuum! A single protocol does not see the big picture. And your traditional CRO partners don’t care if you have CMC delays or if IND enabling tox is not in the right species – items that drag your project timelines and increase your costs.

2. You’re in a queue for too long

You’re ready to outsource your next experiment, you Google a CRO and on the front page are all these top CRO companies. They obviously know what they’re doing, I’ll call them. And you do. And wait for the email reply. And then wait for the proposal. And then wait to start your study because larger clients are ahead of you. And wait some more for the results.

The majority of delayed CRO projects most often occur on the projects of small biotech clients. Delays can sometimes be greater than two months, so you just keep twiddling your thumbs waiting for your turn.

3. You’re paying a premium price that you can barely afford

Oh yeah—they can start your study in a few months. But because everyone is going there, these guys charge some nice premium prices. They have high demand and short supply. But wait, you’re on a tight budget!

4. Be happy with the C team or hit the road, Jack!

Because larger CROs are so in demand and short staffed, can you guess if their best, most senior and most experienced people will be working on your project from start to finish? C’mon, take a guess! And do you think that will give you high confidence in your results? Take another guess!! Your program is so unique and requires customization and top brains with the experience to design and run it, but you might just have to settle for the C team.

5. Any updates, please?

Well, well, well. This one is sometimes the hardest to deal with if you’re a type A entrepreneur with no time to waste! OK, you signed your contract with the big guys but then there’s silence. Nothing. Crickets. You’re sending emails asking for updates and you hear back a week later (if you’re lucky). All you want is to know the status of your project in real time. The joke is on you!

If you find yourself dealing with these challenges, we’ve got you. We’ve been there.

And that’s why we started Radyus Research. A new kind of CRO: a collaborative research organization.

At Radyus, we:

  1. Work with you and collaborate on a master plan, with all moving parts in synch.
  2. Immediately start your preclinical studies, no delays.
  3. Offer attractive pricing because you’re a startup after all!
  4. You always get to work with our A team.
  5. We love to keep you in the loop and email you and call and zoom and meet. Often!

So, stop herding CRO cats and come collaborate with us. We will get your new therapeutic from wherever you are preclinically, to IND. Simple, affordable and successful. No sweat. It’s that easy.

Drop us a line at, we’d love to hear from you.

Scroll to Top