About Us

Founded in 2004, CliniRx is a full-service CRO, conducting multinational clinical trials for pharma, biotech and medical devices companies around the world.

Between our Indian headquarters, operational presence in the US, the UK, and the Netherlands, and through several leading partnerships, CliniRx is particularly well placed to cover key geographies.

CliniRx has experience in several therapeutic areas, with an extensive track record in CNS. CliniRx has extensively dealt with the US FDA, EMA, DCGI and other national regulatory bodies. CliniRx has also held IND of few molecules.

Backed by a large Indian conglomerate, CliniRx has the stability and ability to ramp up across geographies.

Part of the JK Organisation

CliniRx is a part of the JK Organisation (JKO), which is a 135 year old indian conglomerate, with an annual sales of over USD 4.0 billion. The group has presence and sales in over 100 countries with over 30,000 employees.

  • JKO has run pharma businesses and setup several hospitals; therefore has access to wider healthcare ecosystem.
  • Through this association, CliniRx derives its values, financial stability and the ability to scale up across geographies.
  • As part of the JKO, we have great flexibility both financial and personnel; have the ability to ramp up anytime due to financial stability.

To help new molecules reach to the market by offering a flexible experienced team, which acts as an extended arm of the sponsors



To become a preferred mid-sized CRO offering value-added services in a cost effective manner



Meet some members of the Team

Shiv Issar

Head of Clinical and Regulatory Affairs

An ACRP certified pharmacy graduate, passionate towards building teams; Shiv Issar has more than 17 years of clinical research industry experience serving many challenging roles and has been successful in establishing CliniRx as a mid-size CRO.

Arjun Roy

Senior Director – Biometrics

Arjun Roy has more than three decades of experience as a Biostatistician in Pharma and CRO industry across the globe. He has a rich experience in designing studies in Early phase, NDDS, Clinical endpoints and Biosimilars across therapeutic spectrum and has implemented several technology platforms. He has been associated with Karmic Lifesciences, AB Sciences, Sun Pharma, Covance, Cytel, Dabur and Ranbaxy.

Kumutha Raghavan

Head of Clinical Operations

Kumutha Raghavan is a Clinical Operations Manager at CliniRx, having >15 years of experience managing US-FDA clinical trials. Ms. Raghavan has handled various positions in her career covering Diabetology, Rheumatology, Paediatric Endocrinology, Oncology, Neurology and Psychiatry. She had been associated with Diabetes Research Centre, Synchron Research, Parexel International, etc. She has research papers published in national and international journals for her research on Diabetology. She holds Masters degree in Science (Microbiology) from Madras University and Diploma in Clinical Research.

Prashant Baspure

Head of Medical Affairs

Dr Prashant Baspure, is Psychiatrist and has more than 12 years of clinical research industry and has served many roles in companies like Syneos, Quintiles etc.

Subhash Sugathan

QA Manager

Subhash Sugathan (MS Quality Management and an MSc -Biotechnology) has more than 10 years of clinical research experience. He has successfully handled various roles (Quality Assurance, Regulatory Affairs, Study Start-Up and Clinical Operations) in previous assignments. Subhash is certified QMS lead auditor with additional six sigma green and black belt certification.

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