About Us

Smarter Clinical Development, Executed Brilliantly


Catalyst Clinical Services Pvt. Ltd. is a Contract Research Organization that acts as a strategic partner to the healthcare organizations (Pharma/Biotech companies, Research and Academic Institutions) making them winner by building on their core competence and empowering them to counter threats. The primary focus area is Clinical Trials Management and Execution, Medical Writing, Independent Auditing and Clinical Research Training.

With regards to clinical research training, Catalyst has made pioneering initiatives and has established itself as India's largest clinical research training providers both in terms of numbers as well as geographical reach. The contract clinical research services of Catalyst have been widely appreciated by the key stakeholders at National as well as International level.

Our key strengths include service excellence, total quality management, strict adherence and compliance to GCP guidelines, cost effectiveness and thorough understanding of local and global regulatory policies and processes.

Mission, Values and Strengths


To meet the ever growing knowledge and compliance need of clinical research profession, thereby making Indian clinical research industry a benchmark to the global clinical research''



Catalyst values to firmly maintain the professionalism, service excellence, quality, dedication, flexibility and work ethics.



  • Service Excellence
  • Total Quality Management
  • Adherence and Compliance to GCP and applicable Regulatory Guidelines
  • Cost-Effectiveness
  • Thorough understanding of local and global regulatory policies and processes

Management Team

Our core team comprises of an array of highly competent and experienced clinical research professionals having extensive experience of conducting ICH-GCP compliant clinical trials. The clinical operations is headed by Mr. Sanjay Gupta.


Sanjay Gupta (M.Pharm, MBA) is a well-renowned clinical research expert of the country having more than 16 years of extensive clinical research experience. He has personally conducted and supervised over 100 clinical trials (Global registration trials, Exploratory Phase-II trials, Phase-I trials, Investigators initiated trials etc.) across a wide range of therapeutic areas including Oncology, Endocrinology, Psychiatry, Critical Care, Infectious Diseases, Andrology, Ophthalmology etc.


He has presented his research work in various International Journals and Conferences including American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), Seminars in Oncology, British Journal of Cancer (BJC), Gastric and Breast Cancer (GBC) and British Journal of Radiology (BJR). He has authored 9 books and written thought provoking articles on clinical research field for periodicals Chronicle Pharmabiz and Express Pharma Pulse.


His recent books "All You Need to Know about Clinical Research" and "The Big Book of Clinical Research" have been widely acclaimed by key stakeholders. He is the founder member of Society for the Promotion of Ethical Clinical Trials (SPECT), Network Coordinator for a cancer research network set-up by University of Oxford, London (INDOX Network) and Advisory Board Member for International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Nanotechnology.


He has been appointed as Independent Auditor/Co-monitor for auditing the work of Investigator sites as well as Contract Research Organizations in India by International Sponsors and Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India. He has served as a consultant to many clinical research organizations for setting-up and streamlining their processes and operations. Before joining Catalyst, Sanjay has worked with Eli Lilly and Co. (India) Pvt. Ltd., a U.S. based, research driven, pharmaceutical company at various positions over a period of 6 years.

Therapeutic Area Expertise

We have hands on experience of working on various phase II, III and IV clinical trials in the therapeutic areas of Oncology, Endocrinology, Critical care, Cardiology, Andrology, CNS, Ophthalmology, Infectious Diseases and Medical Devices with various Indian as well as multinational pharmaceutical companies.

Awards and Achievements

  • Best Scientific Poster Award at the "First Asia Pacific Lung Cancer Conference", Thailand, 2004.

  • A study conducted by Catalyst "Response Assessment in Solid Tumors: A Comparison of WHO, SWOG and RECIST Guidelines" got published in The British Journal of Radiology, 2008.

  • A study conducted by Catalyst "Prognostic Value of Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor in Breast Cancer: An Indian Experience" got published in Gastric and Breast Cancer Journal, 2008.

  • Catalyst has been appointed by University of Oxford, London for setting-up and coordinating the research activities of a Cancer Clinical Trials Network in India and UK.

  • Clinical Excellency Award from Abbott Vascular, 2012

  • Clinical QuestTM published by Catalyst is India's first publication for clinical research professionals.
  • Catalyst has been appointed as Independent Auditor by International sponsors for auditing the work of Investigator sites as well as Contract Research Organizations in India.

  • Catalyst has been appointed by Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India for project management and monitoring of several clinical trials sponsored by them.

  • More than 8000 personnel across 26 countries have participated in various clinical research training programs offered by Catalyst.