We are a valued partner to our clients in bringing prophylactic and therapeutic vaccines to market.

New and re-emerging infectious diseases continue to rise and pose a threat to global health. In the last 50 years, many unknown disease agents have been identified.

Our global team of experts have built up extensive vaccine experience. This enables us to anticipate the challenges in your drug development plan. We drive milestone success ensuring high quality deliverables within budget.

ICON's vaccine experience over the past five years

  • 225

    Clinical vaccine trials
  • 300,000+

    Patients spanning vaccine types, populations, indications
  • 3,800

    Vaccine experienced sites in over 40 countries

Experience Our Partners Can Trust

More than 35% of clinical operations employees have experience in infectious disease trials. Over one hundred of our Project Managers and four leaders are dedicated to the infectious disease portfolio of clinical studies.

We conduct in the region of 20–50 vaccine trials per year, enrolling over 300,000 subjects across approximately 3,800 investigator sites.

Our award-winning team:

  • Awarded “Best CRO in Vaccines” at World Vaccines Conference in 2017 and 2014
  • Recently led the development of 14 vaccines resulting in FDA/EMA approvals
  • Prime contractor for the US Government for 25 years
  • Qualified provider for Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Our broad portfolio of services and global footprint also serve the needs of other Global Health organisations such as Welcome Trust, Global Fund and CEPI.
  • Ranked top CRO in CenterWatch’s Global Investigative Site Survey. Rated at or above a 9 (on scale of 1-10, 10 highest score) for project delivery, project management proactivity and overall satisfaction for vaccines by our customers

  • Selected by FDA to validate Patient Reported Outcome Endpoints for Antibacterial Drug Trials

​Adaptive Design Trials

We are the only full service CRO with the knowledge, software, systems, and global footprint to make adaptive clinical trials a reality. Our full service includes the design, simulation, and execution of adaptive clinical trials that can be effectively applied in these studies.

Our proprietary software ADDPLAN enables design, simulation, and analysis of adaptive clinical trials with ease and enables faster decision making at critical points during trial execution.

Our extensive services include:

Investigator Site Networks

Our investigator database includes over 3,800 vaccine experienced independent and network sites across the world, including developing countries. We have well established relationships with the major infectious diseases site networks in the US and also work with numerous site networks in Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East. These relationships ensure faster response times, higher performing sites, better quality data, along with meeting enrolment expectations.

Site identification is implemented via application of PRAEVISIO, a database which validates site access to patients prior to site selection.  This increases our success in enrolling the right patients in the right places.

Applied Technology

FIRECREST, our clinical site management and e-learning platform, centralises and streamlines communications across the study. This enables transparency in communication and training to our sites and project teams. 

Our technology platform, ICONIK, enables us to analyse the operational and clinical data collected during clinical development.  This  enables better decision making and the successful implementation of clinical trial strategies that significantly improve efficiency in clinical trials.