Top 10 Clinical Research Organisations in the Pharma and Biotech Industry: IQVIA

IQVIA drives new insights and increases our understanding of the social, cultural and biological factors that affect health

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Adam Muspratt

Pharma IQ presents the top 10 ranking of Contract Research Organizations as voted by the Pharma IQ network. Click here to see the whole list 

Founded in 1982, IQVIA is an American multinational company that is dedicated to helping healthcare stakeholders find the best solutions for their patients, through analytics and science. IQVIA is one of the foremost information and technology healthcare providers in the world and provides a board range of healthcare solutions to drive new insights and increasing our understanding of the social, cultural and biological factors that affect health – and how that can enable better health through new cures and illness prevention.  


  •  In 2016, Quintiles, the world’s largest provider of product development and integrated healthcare services and IMS Health, a leading global information and technology services company merged in a deal worth $9 billion. The merged company was named Quintiles IMS, offering an end-to-end clinical and commercial package to pharma clients.

  • In 2017, Quintiles IMS, rebranded to IQVIA – expressing that the new name aligned with their vision to drive healthcare forward with the merger of life sciences and scientific research.

IQVIA solutions

All of IQVIA’s solutions are powered by IQVIA CORE the world’s largest healthcare information source, offering analytics, technology and industry knowledge and more. IQVIA focuses on 4 areas of data and science to help their client’s find better solutions for their patients.

  • Research and development 
  • Real-world value outcomes
  • Commercialization 
  • Transformative technology

Key information

Headquarters: Durham, North Carolina, United States

CEO: Ari Bousbib – October 2016

Employees: 55,000


Estimated revenue: $8.0 B (2017)