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Clinical Research Studies in Brazil

Clinical Research Studies in Brazil – Cohortias the CRO of LATAM

Clinical research studies play a critical role in advancing medical knowledge, improving healthcare practices, and enhancing patient outcomes. Brazil, the largest country in South America, has emerged as a prominent destination for conducting clinical research.

With its vast population, world-class research infrastructure, diverse demographics, and robust regulatory framework, Brazil offers unique opportunities for researchers and pharmaceutical companies. In this blog post, we will explore the growing significance of clinical research studies in Brazil, highlighting the advantages, challenges, and recent developments in this field.

The Importance of Clinical Research

Clinical research studies are crucial for developing new treatments, assessing their efficacy and safety, and obtaining regulatory approvals for medical interventions. They contribute to expanding medical knowledge, discovering innovative therapies, and improving healthcare outcomes worldwide.

By conducting clinical trials, researchers gather essential data that inform evidence-based medicine, leading to better patient care. Brazil’s involvement in clinical research is making substantial contributions to medical advancements and addressing pressing healthcare challenges.

Advantages of Conducting Clinical Research Studies in Brazil

Brazil offers several advantages that make it an attractive location for conducting clinical research studies. Firstly, the country has a diverse and representative population, reflecting a wide range of genetic backgrounds.

This diversity allows researchers to study diseases with genetic predispositions and develop tailored treatments for specific patient populations, enhancing the generalizability of research findings.

Secondly, Brazil boasts a robust healthcare system with world-class research infrastructure, advanced medical facilities, and highly skilled healthcare professionals. Renowned academic institutions and research centers collaborate with international sponsors, providing access to a vast pool of expertise and resources for conducting clinical trials.

Thirdly, Brazil has a well-established regulatory framework for clinical research. The Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency (ANVISA) oversees the regulation and approval of clinical trials, ensuring participant safety and ethical conduct. The streamlined regulatory process in Brazil facilitates efficient study start-up and timely recruitment of participants.

Moreover, conducting clinical research studies in Brazil can be cost-effective compared to many other countries, offering potential cost savings for sponsors without compromising the quality of research.

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Challenges and Mitigation Strategies

While Brazil presents numerous advantages for clinical research studies, there are also challenges that need to be addressed. Language barriers and cultural differences can pose communication challenges between researchers and study participants.

Employing bilingual staff, providing translated materials, and ensuring cultural sensitivity can help overcome these barriers and ensure effective communication.

Recruitment and retention of participants can be challenging due to factors such as limited awareness and misconceptions about clinical research. Public education campaigns, community engagement, and collaboration with local healthcare providers can help raise awareness, dispel myths, and encourage participation.

Ensuring data integrity and quality is crucial for clinical research. Adequate training of research personnel, adherence to standardized protocols, and rigorous monitoring and auditing of study sites are essential. Collaborating with local research organizations and implementing robust quality control mechanisms contribute to maintaining high standards in data collection and analysis.

Recent Developments and Success Stories

Brazil has witnessed significant advancements in clinical research in recent years. Collaborative efforts between Brazilian research institutions and international sponsors have led to groundbreaking discoveries and medical breakthroughs.

For instance, studies on infectious diseases like dengue fever and Zika virus have provided valuable insights into prevention strategies, diagnostic techniques, and treatment modalities.

Furthermore, Brazil’s participation in multinational clinical trials has facilitated access to cutting-edge therapies, benefiting local patients and contributing to global scientific knowledge. These successes have positioned Brazil as a key player in the clinical research landscape, attracting more investment and fostering collaborations with international organizations.


Clinical research studies in Brazil offer unique opportunities for advancing medical knowledge, improving patient care, and contributing to global healthcare outcomes.

With its diverse population, world-class research infrastructure, supportive regulatory framework, and recent achievements, Brazil is establishing itself as a frontrunner in clinical research studies in South America.

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Source: Duke Clinical Research Institute

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From lower labor costs to lower costs for rent, utilities, and equipment, you can save money on your clinical trial budget while still ensuring the quality of your trial

Access to Emerging Markets

Latin America offers access to emerging markets, providing an opportunity for pharmaceutical companies to expand their reach and reach new patient populations.

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We are committed to become leaders in providing clinical research services in Latin America. Here at Cohortias, we combine our academic roots, proven experience and a large pool of patients from an extensive network of sites.

Our main purpose is to deliver high quality data.

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Cohortias has built an extensive and highly reputable network of clinical sites which can access patients in a timely manner and operate within a standard-of-care comparable to the U.S. healthcare system.


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  • Our peer-to-peer management approach guarantees high patient recruitment and retention in any clinical trial

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  • We offer the quickest start-up times in each country.
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  • Benefit from our extensive network of clinical sites and streamlined contracting process.

Operational Excellence

  • Proven record of delivering rescue studies, we consistently exceed industry performance standards.
  • Our team provides efficient query resolution to keep your trial on track.

Business Insight and Flexibility

  • We offer innovative pricing models and short lines of communication to ensure maximum flexibility and cost-effectiveness.
  • At Cohortias, we prioritize  short lines of communication to ensure efficient collaboration.
  • Swift adaptation to changes in the trial landscape to keep your study on schedule.

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Daniela Maresca
Daniela Maresca | Country Lead Argentina
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Maritza Rojas | CRA II
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Samantha Rdz. | Start-Up Manager
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