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Clinical Trial Global Location Trends 2022

Libby Molad, Co-Founder

Every medicine we use results from a successful clinical trial—from over-the-counter pain relief to biological therapies to cancer treatment. Therapeutical and pharma companies are always at the forefront of adapting or inventing cutting-edge, multi-disciplinary technologies. Yet, somehow, the management and operation of clinical trials have lagged.

Clinical trials are long, complex, costly, and require personal and IT resources. Previously, trial location selection required extensive personal connections and up-to-date professional networks. Moreover, obtaining relevant contacts and data for a clinical trial was often only possible by paying large sums of money to expensive service companies.

Clinical.Site is a free online platform for locating the best clinical site location for a study. Our service makes data accessible and affordable, empowering researchers and companies to engage in cutting-edge clinical trials that improve all our lives. Additionally, Clinical.Site is constantly updated with real-time clinical trial location data to ensure accurate and up-to-date results.

The geographic distribution of clinical trials has changed in the past three years: first due to the COVID-19 pandemic and again in 2022 due to the war in Ukraine. Before the war, Ukraine hosted 2500 clinical trials; however, leading pharma companies like Merk and Sanofi have since suspended their clinical trials due to safety concerns.

A report published in August 2022 graded the top ten countries with the most clinical trials between 2008 and 2021. The United States leads the world in clinical trials, conducting 5x more than France in second place.

Top 10 Clinical Trial Locations (2022)

United States 148,734
France 30,080
Canada 24,581
China 23,509
Germany 22,215
United Kingdom 21,163
Spain 16,492
Italy 16,140
South Korea 12,693
Belgium 11,345

Source: https://www.nicerx.com/clinical-trials-report/