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Clinical trials in Colombia
As a leading CRO in LATAM, we specialize in supporting clinical trials in Colombia and throughout the region. Our extensive experience and broad network of clinical sites enable us to execute trials with speed and efficiency, ensuring high patient recruitment and retention rates.

Unlocking Opportunities: Why Conducting Clinical Trials in Colombia is a Smart Choice for Pharmaceutical and Biotech Companies

Clinical trials are a crucial component of the drug development process, and choosing the right location to conduct them is key to ensuring their success. With its strategic location, large population, and advanced healthcare infrastructure, Colombia has emerged as a top destination for clinical trials in Latin America. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll explore the benefits of conducting clinical trials in Colombia and why it’s a smart choice for pharmaceutical and biotech companies.

Location and Population

Colombia is located in the northwestern region of South America, with a population of over 50 million people. It’s the third most populous country in Latin America, with a diverse population that includes indigenous peoples, Afro-Colombians, and descendants of European immigrants. This diversity provides an excellent opportunity for conducting clinical trials with diverse patient populations, ensuring a wide range of responses and data.

Colombia’s strategic location also makes it an attractive destination for clinical trials. Its proximity to the United States and Europe means that trial data can be accessed quickly and easily, reducing the time and cost associated with data transfer.

Regulatory Environment

One of the most significant advantages of conducting clinical trials in Colombia is its regulatory environment. The Colombian government has implemented a series of measures to promote clinical research and ensure that trials adhere to international standards.

In 2012, Colombia passed a new regulatory framework for clinical research, which provides clear guidelines and regulations for conducting trials. The law outlines the requirements for obtaining ethical and regulatory approval, as well as the necessary permits and licenses. It also mandates the creation of an institutional review board (IRB) to oversee clinical research.

The Colombian regulatory environment is known for its efficiency and transparency, with a relatively short timeline for regulatory approval. This allows companies to start their trials quickly and efficiently.

Cost-Effective Solutions

One of the most significant advantages of conducting clinical trials in Colombia is the cost savings associated with it. Colombia’s low labor costs, infrastructure, and regulatory framework make it an affordable destination for clinical trials.

For example, the average cost of a Phase III clinical trial in the United States is estimated to be around $19 million, while in Colombia, it’s estimated to be around $2.5 million. This significant cost difference makes Colombia a compelling destination for pharmaceutical and biotech companies looking to conduct clinical trials cost-effectively.

Advanced Healthcare Infrastructure

Colombia has a well-developed healthcare infrastructure, with world-class hospitals, research institutions, and universities. This infrastructure is an essential component of successful clinical trials, as it provides access to the necessary resources, technology, and medical expertise.

Colombia is home to several leading research institutions and universities, including the National University of Colombia and the Pontifical Bolivarian University. These institutions offer comprehensive training and support for clinical research, ensuring that clinical trials are conducted with the highest level of expertise and care.

In addition, Colombia’s healthcare infrastructure is rapidly expanding, with increased investment in healthcare technology and infrastructure. This expansion is expected to provide even more opportunities for clinical research and development in the coming years.

Patient Recruitment and Retention

Colombia’s diverse population provides an excellent opportunity for patient recruitment and retention in clinical trials. With a large population of potential participants, clinical trials can be conducted with a wide range of patient populations, ensuring that the results are representative of the general population.

In addition, Colombia’s population is known for its high level of engagement in clinical research. Colombian patients are often highly motivated to participate in clinical trials, which can lead to high recruitment and retention rates.

Clinical trials in Colombia are particularly attractive to pharmaceutical and biotech companies looking to conduct trials for rare diseases, where patient populations are limited. Colombia’s diverse population and high level of engagement in clinical research can help these companies overcome the challenges associated with patient recruitment and retention.


Colombia has emerged as a top destination for clinical trials in Latin America, thanks to its strategic location, diverse population, advanced healthcare infrastructure, regulatory environment, and cost-effective solutions. As a CRO in LATAM, we can guide though the clinical research landscape of the region, contact Cohortias today.

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If you are considering conducting clinical trials in Colombia, working with a reliable and experienced contract research organization (CRO) is essential to ensure that your trials are successful. As a CRO in LATAM, Cohortias offers a wide range of services to help pharmaceutical and biotech companies navigate the clinical research landscape of the region.

Our team of experts has extensive knowledge and experience in conducting clinical trials in Colombia, as well as in other countries in Latin America. We can provide guidance and support throughout the entire clinical trial process, from protocol development to regulatory compliance and data management.

At Cohortias, we understand that each trial is unique, and we work closely with our clients to develop customized solutions that meet their specific needs and objectives. Our goal is to help our clients achieve their clinical trial goals efficiently and cost-effectively, while maintaining the highest level of quality and compliance.

So if you’re looking for a reliable and experienced partner for your clinical trials in Colombia, contact Cohortias today. Our team is ready to help you navigate the clinical research landscape of Latin America and ensure the success of your trials.

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Say goodbye to the complex, costly, and disorganized process of conducting clinical trials. Our infrastructure in Latin America streamlines the launch of studies and ensures adherence to international standards. Schedule a call with us today to discover the path to simplified clinical research in Latin America.

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We define ourselves as a unique team, capable of blending our academic background with a global business mindset to bring the highest standard of quality and operational excellence into clinical research in Latin America.

Early Phase Trials

- First-in-Human Studies.
- Get to patients faster, no IND necessary.
- Valid data for FDA submission.

Rescue Studies

- Regain lost time and boost patient recruitment.
- We work alongside Global CROs to get studies back on track.
- More than 200 sites available.

Phase II & III Trials

- Full-Service Clinical Outsourcing.
- Proven infrastructure that can handle any trial.
- Local Regulatory Experts
- Wide network of sites and physicians.

Medical Devices

- A fast-track platform that will meet your timeline.
- We take care of everything, from shipping requirements all the way to data collection.
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Outsourcing Clinical Trials to Latin America

Unlock the advantages and opportunities of outsourcing clinical trials to Latin America. Diverse patient population, streamlined regulations, and cost-effectiveness

Lower Operating Costs

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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Cohortias is redefining Clinical Research in Latin America

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.


  • Site Management

  • Data Management

  • Site Selection

  • Regulatory Submissions

  • Clinical Monitoring

  • Protocol Development


Beta Trials Platform

  • First-in-human studies

Medical Devices

  • Pilot and Pivotal Device Studies

Phases I – III

  • We partner with our clients to bring their products in a fast and efficient manner to the market with the highest quality standards


  • Diabetes/Metabolic Syndromes
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Cardiovascular
  • Neurology
  • Respiratory
  • Oncology

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Academic Leadership and Extensive Clinical Site Network for Efficient Clinical Trials

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

High Speed Execution

  • We offer the quickest start-up times in each country.
  • Efficient Clinical Site Selection and Contracting.
  • 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
Martín Hernández-Torre | CMO
Maritza Rojas | CRA II
Pedro Alvarez | Business Development Manager
Samantha Rodriguez Cohortias
Samantha Rdz. | Start-Up Manager
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