About Panthera

About Panthera

Who are we?

Panthera is a leading clinical trials organisation with dedicated clinical trial centers in locations around the UK, including Preston, Manchester, Glasgow, and London.

Our mission is to make clinical research more accessible to the general public. Our goals are to have a positive impact on healthcare within the UK and around the world by delivering clinical trials on behalf of the pharmaceutical industry.

At Panthera Clinical Research, we are focused on developing medicines for future generations, by running clinical trials at our 9 dedicated sites across the UK. Clinical research and the development of drugs and treatment would not be possible without volunteers taking part in clinical trials. At Panthera Clinical Research, our 5 core values reflect the experience that volunteers have whilst being involved in clinical trials.

The Panthera team is widely experienced within research, consisting of specialist consultants, Doctors, Nurses, and admin staff. Our multidisciplinary team deliver the highest standard of care to all our volunteers making sure you are safe, comfortable, and confident during your clinical research journey.

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Research locations across the UK

Panthera boasts a large network spanning across the UK. This ensures that a wider number of participants have access to clinical research, and that we can develop more future medications. All our locations are easily accessible via public transport and by road. We also offer free parking, comfortable waiting areas with television facilities and refreshments to ensure that participants are comfortable and relaxed whilst in our care.

Panthera Clinic Preston

Our Mission

Our mission is to make clinical research more accessible to the general public.

Our Goals

Our goals are to have a positive impact on healthcare within the UK and around the world by delivering clinical trials on behalf of the pharmaceutical industry.

Our Values

People First
People First
People First
People First
People First
2019
Panthera Biopartners Founded

Panthera Biopartners founded by Prof John Lyon and Ian Smith with the mission to make clinical research more accessible to the general public.

2020
Panthera Expands in Rochdale and Enfield, London

Panthera expands, opening new clinics in Rochdale and Enfield, London

2021
First to Administer Valneva's Covid-19 Vaccine

Panthera becomes the world’s first clinical trial site to administer Valneva’s phase 3 Covid-19 vaccine

2021
First Clinic in Scotland

Panthera opens first clinic in scotland, based in the QEUH ICE building.

2021
CYPIDES Prostate Cancer Trial

Panthera at the Rutherford recruits first phase 2, CYPIDES prostate cancer trial, patient in the UK.

2022
Panthera Raises £10 Million In Funding

Panthera secured £10 million of investment from British Growth Fund (BGF) to further grow its network of dedicated clinical trial sites across the UK and Western Europe.

2022
Sheffield Clinic Launch

Panthera opens its first Yorkshire clinic delivering a range of clinical trials, located in the heart of Sheffield.

Partnered with NHS Trusts and Practices across the UK

Panthera are passionate about providing opportunities to local communities and work closely with public and private sector teams such as GPs, NHS Trusts and Local Community Trusts to offer these opportunities as widely as possible
Founder, Chairman and Chief Financial Officer - Professor John Lyon, BSc (Hons) MSc PhD FCA FICR FCSI FIoD FRSA CF CDir CSci. - Panthera Clinical Research

Professor John Lyon, BSc (Hons) MSc PhD FCA FICR FCSI FIoD FRSA CF CDir CSci.

Co-Founder, Chairman and Chief Financial Officer

Founder, Director and Chief Medical Officer - Dr Ian Smith, MBE MB ChB.B MedSc (Hons). - Panthera Clinical Research

Dr. Ian Smith, MBE MB ChB.B MedSc (Hons).

Co-Founder, Director and Chief Medical Officer

Latest Panthera News

Speeding up trial enrolment can save billions

New data show that the site management model reduces start-up times for a Phase II or Phase III clinical trial by up to nine months compared to UK public sites, representing billions in savings Panthera identifies likely patients seven months before public sector sites start planning their recruitment campaigns. The loss of nine months patent

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Panthera partnership with Preston North End Community Trust

Panthera have formed a partnership with Preston North End Football Club Community Trust. The team at Panthera attended the PNE vs Birmingham City game on the 15th of January promoting clinical trials. Fans who visited the Panthera van on game day also learnt more about additional clinical trials, such as those aimed at combating Osteoarthritis and Cardiovascular

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