We are Proud of Our History

SynteractHCR has longstanding expertise providing support to our clients in all phases of clinical development. Our standards of integrity and reliability have been mainstays throughout our history, as proven by our established track record of repeat and referral clients. When Synteract acquired Harrison Clinical Research in 2013, we combined operations to become SynteractHCR. We are proud of the combined history that has led us to become the full-service, international CRO we are today. 


  • Achieved milestone of working in more than 60 countries


  • Launched Intelligent Clinical Development (ICD+) to streamline clinical trials to take time and cost out of drug development
  • Synteract acquired HCR, renamed the company SynteractHCR, and combined operations to become top tier global service provider


  • HCR opened office in Argentina
  • Synteract released upgrade to its cost effective Electronic Data Capture (EDC) system – SynCapture – to increase functionality and ease of data collection 
  • HCR celebrated 25th anniversary in business


  • HCR opened offices in Denmark and Sweden
  • Synteract attained Rave Accredited Plus in Medidata channel partner program after achieving Rave Safety Gateway Accredited status in February 2011, enabling Synteract to provide the full suite of Medidata Rave® EDC and Clinical Data Management (CDM) services to clients
  • Wendel Barr, formerly COO of Covance, Inc., named CEO of Synteract
  • Synteract Makes Inc. Magazine’s Fifth Annual Exclusive List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies, the Inc. 5000


  • Synteract celebrated 15th anniversary in business
  • Synteract ranked as one of top 100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in San Diego County


  • Synteract opened office in Prague, Czech Republic, establishing a hub for international operations


  • HCR opened office in Belgium


  • HCR opened offices in Russia, Poland, Ukraine and expands Italian office  


  • HCR joined I.D.E.A. Ltd. (Innovative Drugs European Associates) 


  • Synteract implemented SynCapture®, proprietary EDC system that allows for multiple modes of data entry including web/fax/paper in one clinical trial


  • HCR opened Austria/CEE office


  • Synteract developed first CDISC-based clinical database for drug sponsor


  • HCR opened office in Italy
  • Synteract moved headquarters to a larger (85,000 sq ft) facility in Carlsbad, California


  • Synteract added medical monitoring, safety and regulatory services
  • HCR opened office in France


  • HCR opened office in Spain


  • Synteract established both its clinical operations department and medical writing services in order to provide a full-service offering along with core data management and biostatistics


  • HCR opened office in Israel 


  • HCR opened office in Benelux  


  • Synteract founded and incorporated in Carlsbad, California, USA, focusing mainly on data management, biostatistics, and software services


  • HCR opened office in UK


  • Harrison Clinical Research founded in Munich, Germany by Dr. Franciso Harrison

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