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Cerba Research for Next Generation Drug Development

Unlocking a world of patient data to realize transformative, human-centric clinical research.

We transform clinical research to deliver the promise of precision and predictive medicine to help people live healthier lives.

At Cerba Research, we see a time where everyone on our planet will live a healthier life.

We are committed to helping our customers deliver the next generation of human-centric healthcare and more affordable medicine for all.

With over 40 years of clinical research expertise, Cerba Research has built a unique offering of services. This includes:

We support clients from research and development all the way through clinical studies and commercialization of therapies.

Our aim is to transform the way drugs are developed through our combined translational biomarker offerings. It’s our passion, expertise, and commitment to quality drive Cerba Research. We want to change the shape of your clinical development, and help patients around the world get access to new treatments faster.

Our Values

Our teams are guided by shared values to Transform Research, Advance Health for You.


We are forever curious, always striving to learn from our collective intelligence, providing assurance that we do better, and go further. We hold ourselves accountable to the highest standards of work and dedicate ourselves to continually achieving exceptional results together.


We are resolutely innovative, astute in our risk-taking and unafraid to challenge the status quo for our customers and our people. We dare to take the road less travelled, always looking to transform research with data for the better.


In every interaction, we are ambitious and unwavering in our pursuit of the right solution for our clients and their patients. We are committed to our role in driving forward the future of human health.


We value people and relationships and believe in building meaningful long-term partnerships through actively listening and understanding. We are continually mindful of the trust placed in us; every conversation begins with a commitment to transparency and excellence.

Our Evolution


Diversification into new activities & geographies:
Clinical Research – Central Lab Activities


Diversification into geographies and
Evolution to Precision Medicine

Back to Specialty Roots:
Virology focus – end-to-end logistics

Further diversification into multi-specialist platform, paving the
way to address large international drug development programmes


Cerba Lab

Founding of first Cerba Lab specializing in medical biology


BARC Europe

Founding of BARC Europe, Bio Analytical Research Corporation in Belgium


BARC South Africa

Founding of SA affiliate of BARC in Johannesburg



Start of the joint venture between BARC SA and Lancet Labs



Start of the joint venture between BARC SA and Lancet Labs



USA affiliate of BARC founded in New York


BARC Acquisition

BARC acquired by Cerba Lab


SRL Medisearch

Start of our long-term partnership with SRL Medisearch in Japan


CerbaLancet JV

Start of Cerba-Lancet Joint Venture in Europe and Africa

Teddy Lab

Start of the long-term partnership with Teddy Lab in China


Acquisition of the Histalim specialty lab in France


OWL Metabolomics

Partnership with OWL Metabolomics in Spain


Start of our long-term partnership with PPC Laboratories in Taiwan


Cerba Research

Barc Lab (BARC), Cerba Xpert and Histalim become Cerba Research


US Expansion

US facility moved to new location & expanded services

CerbACT Asia JV

Start of joint venture with ACT Genomics in Taiwan



Cerba & Viroclinics-DDL reach agreement for acquisition


Cirion Biopharma Research

Cerba Research reaches agreement to acquire Cirion


This is CERBA Research

What does Cerba Research do? Where are we located? How do we shape clinical development all over the world? This one-minute video gives you a quick overview of our company.

From corporate acquisitions and international expansions to everyday decision-making, one question guides our approach: will this help us serve our customers better?

We’re committed to transforming the future of clinical research by creating new and innovative human-centric solutions and services. We combine the deep therapeutic understanding and agility of a specialist with the capacity, breadth and global reach of a central lab. Cerba Research occupies a new and unique space in the market: no other provider can deliver our range of patient-centric specialist testing techniques with such flexibility at scale.

We recognise that one size never fits all and therefore  work with our customers to create optimal solutions, using state-of-the-art tools, technology and processes. We are always respectful and transparent in our dealings and committed in our efforts to deliver projects. But we are also bold in declining client requests when a successful outcome is in doubt.

As your partner, Cerba Research empowers you to bring new, life-changing therapies to patients worldwide.

Together, we can transform clinical research to deliver the promise of precision and predictive medicine to help people live healthier lives. Find out more about how we can support your research.


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