About: Milestones

A History of Successes

About: Milestones

For 30 years, Synteract has been providing support to our clients in all phases of clinical development. Our standards of integrity and reliability have been mainstays throughout our history, as proven by our established track record of repeat and referral clients. We are proud of the sustained growth and service enhancements that have made us the full-service, international CRO we are today.


  • Amulet Capital Partners, a middle-market private equity investment firm focused exclusively on the healthcare sector, acquires Synteract Holdings Corporation
  • Synteract honored for second year in a row with CRO Leadership Award by Life Science Leader


  • Synteract team members recognized for 5th consecutive year as industry’s most inspiring in PharmaVoice 100


  • Achieved milestone of working in more than 60 countries


  • Synteract acquired Harrison Clinical Research, a Munich-based full service CRO founded in 1987. The two CROs became Synteract, and combined operations to become top tier global service provider


  • Synteract attained Rave Accredited Plus in Medidata channel partner program after achieving Rave Safety Gateway Accredited status in February 2011, enabling Synteract to provide the full suite of Medidata Rave® EDC and Clinical Data Management (CDM) services to clients
  • Wendel Barr, formerly COO of Covance, Inc., named CEO of Synteract


  • Synteract ranked as one of top 100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in San Diego County


  • Synteract opened an office in Prague, Czech Republic; Synteract now has additional offices in Russia, Poland, Ukraine and Belgium


  • Synteract opened an office in Research Triangle Park, NC to serve clients in the Eastern half of the United States


  • Synteract implemented SynCapture®, proprietary EDC system that allows for multiple modes of data entry including web/fax/paper in one clinical trial


  • By this time, Synteract is servicing trials in both Western and Central Eastern Europe from offices in Austria, Italy, France, Spain, Israel, Benelux, and the UK


  • Synteract developed first CDISC-based clinical database for drug sponsor


  • Synteract moved headquarters to a larger (85,000 sq ft) facility in Carlsbad, California


  • Synteract added medical monitoring, safety and regulatory services


  • Synteract opened office in Spain


  • Synteract established both its clinical operations department and medical writing services in order to provide a full-service offering along with core data management and biostatistics


  • Synteract founded and incorporated in Carlsbad, California, USA, focusing mainly on data management, biostatistics, and software services


  • Harrison Clinical Research founded in Munich, Germany by Dr. Franciso Harrison

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