Overview of Clinical Trials in Colombia

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Overview of Clinical Trials in Colombia

Overview of Clinical Trials in Colombia– Cohortias the CRO of LATAM

Clinical trials are essential for advancing medical knowledge, developing new treatments, and improving patient care. Colombia, with its thriving healthcare system, skilled professionals, and supportive regulatory environment, has emerged as a significant destination for clinical research.

In this blog post, we will provide an overview of clinical trials in Colombia, highlighting the country’s regulatory framework, advantages, challenges, and its role in shaping the future of medical research.

Regulatory Framework

Colombia has a well-established regulatory framework that governs clinical trials. The National Institute for Food and Drug Surveillance (INVIMA) oversees the approval and regulation of clinical research in the country.

Colombian regulations align with international standards, including Good Clinical Practice (GCP) guidelines, ensuring the safety of participants and the integrity of trial data. INVIMA’s streamlined approval processes and efficient timelines contribute to attracting international sponsors and researchers to choose Colombia as a preferred location for their trials.

Advantages of Conducting Clinical Trials in Colombia

Colombia offers several advantages for conducting clinical trials. Firstly, the country has a diverse and genetically heterogeneous population, providing an excellent opportunity to study various ethnicities and their responses to medical interventions. 

Secondly, Colombia boasts a well-developed healthcare infrastructure, with modern facilities, state-of-the-art research centers, and highly qualified healthcare professionals.

This enables efficient patient recruitment, resulting in faster enrollment and completion of studies. Additionally, Colombia’s lower costs compared to other countries make it an attractive destination for clinical trials, without compromising on quality or compliance with international standards.

Overview of Clinical Trials in Colombia

Overview of Clinical Trials in Colombia

Challenges and Mitigation

While Colombia presents numerous advantages, there are also challenges associated with conducting clinical trials. One such challenge is the need to improve awareness and understanding of clinical research among the general population.

Public education campaigns, community engagement initiatives, and collaboration with local healthcare providers can help address this challenge and enhance patient recruitment.

Another challenge is ensuring the availability of qualified investigators and research staff across different regions of the country. Strengthening research capacity through training programs, workshops, and collaborations with academic institutions can help overcome this challenge.

Furthermore, language barriers may exist in certain regions, necessitating the use of translation services and bilingual staff to ensure effective communication with study participants.

Future Prospects

Colombia’s clinical trial landscape is poised for continued growth and innovation. The Colombian government recognizes the importance of clinical research and has taken steps to foster an environment conducive to international collaborations and investment.

Ongoing efforts to streamline regulatory processes, increase research funding, and promote the exchange of knowledge and expertise will further solidify Colombia’s position as a hub for clinical trials.

Additionally, emerging areas of research, such as precision medicine, genomics, and digital health, offer exciting opportunities for collaboration between Colombian researchers and global partners. 

Leveraging Colombia’s diverse population, rich biodiversity, and advanced healthcare infrastructure can lead to the development of novel treatments and personalized approaches to medicine.


Colombia’s robust regulatory framework, diverse population, well-developed healthcare infrastructure, and supportive government initiatives have positioned it as an attractive destination for conducting clinical trials. 

While challenges exist, they can be addressed through strategic partnerships, community engagement, and investments in research capacity.

As Colombia continues to advance in the field of clinical research, it will play an increasingly pivotal role in shaping the future of medical innovation, ultimately benefiting patients not only within its borders but also globally.

Overview of Clinical Trials in Colombia

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Overview of Clinical Trials in Colombia

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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.

Overview of Clinical Trials in Colombia

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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


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  • 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


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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.

Overview of Clinical Trials in Colombia

We provide our services with offices in:

Colombia &

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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Overview of Clinical Trials in Colombia

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Overview of Clinical Trials in Colombia

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