Tis 28 nov / År 41 / Nr 5 2023

Bringing local support to Nordic companies

Providing support from its offices in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland, IRW Consulting is a clinical-stage clinical research organisation that is passionate about becoming the preferred CRO partner in the Nordic countries. Bringing almost two decades of experience, IRW works with companies at all sizes, from small start-ups to multinational pharmaceutical companies.

With five offices across the Nordic region, IRW Consulting is ideally placed to provide locally-based clinical development and post-marketing support for small and large companies.
“Our local expertise and contacts mean that we can help our clients to conduct phase I to phase IV studies, including paediatric and non-interventional studies, as well as medical device investigations, according to individual, country-specific guidelines,” said Ola Jeppsson, IRW Consulting’s CEO.
IRW has the capability to cover more than just this region, though, through a network of partners across the rest of Europe and the US. To ensure that these hand-picked collaborators meet its own high standards of quality, IRW makes sure that they have robust quality systems in place, including well-documented standard operating procedures, solid finances and a history of good performance.
As a full service agency, IRW can manage projects from beginning to end, or can provide support for specific areas. These include clinical trial management, operational services, pharmacovigilance, data management, biostatistics, medical writing and risk based study management and analysis.

Bringing compliance to the fore
The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (GDPR) was adopted in April 2016, and became law in May 2018. This has particular impact on biotech, pharma and medtech companies carrying out clinical studies as they carry so much personal and medically-sensitive data on patients, as well as personal data on investigators.
“We have worked hard at ensuring that we are GDPR-compliant ourselves, and that we can help our clients to be sure that they are fully compliant with GDPR in all aspects, including third-party vendors. This is particularly important for smaller companies who will need more support.”

Expanding for the future
IRW Consulting has a new office in Copenhagen, which brings its Danish team closer to its clients, as well as making travel simpler, to Sweden via the Øresund Bridge and nationally and internationally via Copenhagen airport.
The consultancy is also recruiting, with opportunities for clinical research associates and clinical research managers in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden, pharmacovigilance associates and officers in Sweden, and physicians across the Nordic countries.