Our Managing Director, John Illingworth, has worked in the pharmaceutical industry for over twenty five years, initially at ICI (now AstraZeneca) and subsequently at Serono. He became a freelance Clinical Research Manager in 1996 and founded Clinical Development and Support Services Ltd (CDSS) in 1998.
Since then CDSS has expanded into a flexible, friendly and professional clinical research organisation offering a wide range of clinical development services to the biotechnology, medical device and pharmaceutical industries. CDSS comprises the team at Head Office in Cheshire, England and a team of field-based staff of varying backgrounds (nursing and scientific). We deal with all phases of clinical development from first administration to man through to post-marketing studies. We have experience in numerous therapeutic areas, for further information please see “Our Expertise”.
John works diligently to ensure that he has the right people for the job and is fully committed to his team of highly motivated people. Training is recognised as an important aspect of CDSS with all of the staff completing ongoing training and personal development. CDSS achieved Investors In People status in October 2005.
We are also able to train client staff in many clinical development areas.
Having worked with clients ranging from small start-up biotechnology companies to large international pharmaceutical companies, CDSS recognises the individual requirements of our clients.