Clinical Research Services

Intertek Clinical Research Services help to ensure the safety and efficacy of your consumer healthcare products and pharmaceuticals through robust clinical testing and laboratory solutions

Clinical evaluation of personal care and healthcare products is critical in a fast moving industry. To meet the challenges of the marketplace, changing trends and ever changing  consumer needs, high quality, effective evaluation of your products is essential. Ensuring the safety and efficacy of medicines and medical devices is imperative through clinical evaluation in a highly regulated environment, for cosmetics and personal care products this provides a clear competitive advantage generating substantial product claims. 

Our Clinical Research Services team can help you successfully navigate this challenging business climate, bringing our extensive experience and expertise in conducting clinical research in oral care, skin care product dermatology, foot care studies for cosmetics and consumer healthcare and dermatology, dentistry and podiatry for consumer healthcare or over-the-counter, low risk medicine development programs.

Intertek Clinical Research Services is one of the world’s largest consumer healthcare testing organizations, operating from five sites located in the UK.  For over 18 years our Clinical Research Services group have been bringing quality and safety to life as a trusted partner for developers and manufacturers of cosmetics and low risk medicines and medical devices. Our team of clinical investigators, technical experts and project managers offer Total Quality Assurance expertise in generating clinical data to support safety and efficacy.


Our in vitro oral care laboratories provide comprehensive oral care product testing and bioanalysis of clinical samples to support your product development through in vitro assessment of product efficacy and safety.

Using bioinstrumentation, imaging, bespoke design of active delivery models and sampling techniques, we conduct in-depth evaluations of oral malodour assessment, abrasivity, erosion and tissue loss, microhardness, stain removal and whitening, anti-plaque and anti-calculus, and cleaning evaluations of toothbrushes, interdental brushes, flosses and tapes. We also offer tissue preparation (e.g. human and bovine enamel or dentine), dental restoration materials, and artificial lesion preparation and bioanalytical solutions for clinical samples such as plaque, saliva or gingival crevicular fluid.

We are ISO 9001 accredited and licensed by the Human Tissue Authority (HTA) for storage of human tissue.

Rapid recruitment and compliant participants are critical to meeting key milestones and generating reliable data. At Intertek Clinical Research Services we maintain an extensive and diverse database of participants characterized by habits, attitudes, skin and hair type, dental health and common ailments to provide a focused and efficient recruitment process that will meet your study needs.
Intertek clinical research facilities comprise five sites in the UK that offer an optimal blend of practicality and flexibility. All sites have the capability to accommodate multiple study designs and indications, with high quality clinical spaces including private examination rooms, dental suites, climate control and sample handling areas. The versatility of our sites and staff allow us to maximize project scheduling opportunities and participant recruitment by providing equivalent facilities and skills across a variety of locations.
With a wide network of published Investigators and clinicians Intertek Clinical Research Services is able to provide clinical expertise in a number of therapeutic areas. Trained and calibrated examiners are able to generate quality data to substantiate efficacy claims and support the safety of your products. 
At Intertek Clinical Research Services we strive to ensure that only high quality data is generated from our clinical research activities. With a dedicated Quality Assurance department and an established ISO 9001 accredited  quality management system you can be sure that your clinical testing has been conducted to the highest standards with appropriate oversight. The team has extensive experience in working to ICH GCP, EU Directive 2001/20/EC and ISO 14155.

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