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Being part of the QPS global group of companies, QPS Netherlands is a full-service CRO with extensive experience conducting and staffing international Phase I to Phase IV clinical trials across a broad range of therapeutic areas for a wide variety of clients. QPS Netherlands employs over 100 people, and provides early & late phase clinical development, data management, biometrics, medical writing, bioanalysis and temporary staffing solutions.

QPS Netherlands has a dedicated 34-bed clinical pharmacology unit (CPU) located at the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG), state-of-the-art large and small molecule bioanalytical laboratories, and all the clinical (operations) support staff and capabilities necessary for the successful planning, execution, and analysis of Phase I – IV clinical trials, ranging from small studies to complex, multinational projects.

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Welcome to PRA

At PRA, we do research into the effects and possible side-effects of drugs We do this with the help of volunteers: both healthy people and patients. Research on humans is a compulsory step in the development of new drugs before they can be launched on the market. The purpose of this website is to clearly explain to volunteers at PRA what they can expect, what the research involves and what compensation they will receive in return. You can also sign up here straight away. As a volunteer, you will be doing important work, because... without research there would be no new drugs.

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Welcome to Business Generator Groningen

True value of science can be measured as benefit to society. The knowledge generated can help in solving every day challenges in fields like health care, medical technology, nutrition, materials, energy, and sustainability. Business Generator assists in transferring the knowledge generated at the UMCG and RUG to companies and society, by initiating collaborations and licensing opportunities. The process of transferring knowledge involves multiple steps and Business Generator can assist in each of them, for example, screening of ideas, obtaining intellectual property protection, identifying partners or customers, and negotiating agreements. Business Generator also supports starting entrepreneurs and companies with, for example, strategy development, business planning, organizational structuring and financial evaluations. There are multiple funding structures available and Business Generator can provide access to external funds and investors.


Business Generator promotes the translation, or value creation, of knowledge into problem solving solutions, through providing support in idea evaluation, knowledge protection, licensing, generation of partnerships and entrepreneurship. The specific accumulated expertise is made available to new innovations, accelerating the value creation process.

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