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Test and placebo groups are equally important, as shown by the results of numerous clinical trials.

Full Service CRO – Placebos in Clinical Trials

Clinical research is a complex and highly regulated process that requires a lot of careful planning, execution, and analysis. One important aspect of clinical trials is the use of placebos, which are substances or treatments that have no therapeutic effect but are used as controls to compare the effectiveness of a new treatment against a placebo group. Placebos are an essential part of clinical trials, as they help to eliminate the bias and ensure that the results obtained are accurate and reliable. In this blog, we will discuss what full service CRO placebos are, why they matter, and how they are used in clinical research.

What Are Full Service CRO Placebos?

A full service CRO (Contract Research Organization) is a company that provides a range of services to support clinical trials, including study design, data management, statistical analysis, and regulatory compliance. Full service CROs are often used by pharmaceutical companies, biotech firms, and academic institutions to conduct clinical research on new drugs, medical devices, and therapies. Full service CRO placebos refer to the placebo materials and services provided by these organizations to support clinical trials. These placebos are carefully designed, prepared, and administered to ensure that they mimic the active treatment in every aspect except for the therapeutic effect.

Why Do Placebos Matter in Clinical Trials?

Placebos play a critical role in clinical trials by providing a standard of comparison against which the effectiveness of a new treatment can be measured. In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, participants are randomly assigned to receive either the active treatment or a placebo, and neither the participants nor the investigators know which treatment is being administered. This helps to eliminate bias and ensure that the results obtained are due to the treatment’s effects rather than other factors such as the participants’ expectations, the placebo effect, or the natural course of the disease.

The use of placebos also helps to ensure the safety of participants in clinical trials. By including a placebo group, investigators can monitor the adverse effects of the treatment and compare them to those of the placebo group. This helps to identify any potential safety concerns and ensure that the new treatment is safe for use in humans.

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How Are Full Service CRO Placebos Used in Clinical Research?

Full service CRO placebos are used in a variety of clinical trials, including those involving new drugs, medical devices, and therapies. The process of designing and preparing a placebo for a clinical trial is complex and requires a lot of attention to detail. The placebo must be carefully designed to resemble the active treatment in every aspect except for the therapeutic effect. This means that the placebo must look, taste, and smell like the active treatment and must be administered in the same way.

In addition to the design and preparation of the placebo, full service CROs also provide a range of services to support the use of placebos in clinical trials. These services may include blinding and randomization procedures, placebo administration training for study staff, and adverse event monitoring and reporting.


In conclusion, full-service CRO placebos are an essential component of clinical research that helps to ensure the accuracy, reliability, and safety of clinical trials. By providing a standard of comparison against which the effectiveness of a new treatment can be measured, placebos help to eliminate bias and ensure that the results obtained are due to the treatment’s effects rather than other factors. Full service CROs play a critical role in the design, preparation, and administration of placebos for clinical trials, and their expertise and experience are essential to the success of these trials.

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Simplify Your Clinical Trials with Our Expert Infrastructure in Latin America

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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Clinical Research in Latin America

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