Neuroscience Drug Development

We can help you solve the scientific, medical, operational and economic challenges associated with neuroscience studies.

Wired for Success.

  • Deep experience at every stage of neuroscience drug development

  • Blazing a trail across the new paradigm in Alzheimer’s therapies

  • Understanding the potential for abuse liability early in the nonclinical stages of the development process

Photo of a Covance scientist working on a microscope on a neuroscience drug development research project.
Your Needs

An experienced partner to navigate a complicated landscape.

Neuroscience drug development can be challenging. With high placebo response rates, few human disease biomarkers and a host of patient recruitment and reporting difficulties, getting a therapeutic approved can be risky. That's why you need a trusted partner with dedicated neuroscience specialists and integrated services to stay on top of this ever-evolving field.

Neuroscience at Covance

A fresh, new approach to diseases like Alzheimer’s.

We’ve come to realize that our best chances of success lie in preventative measures for larger populations that may be at-risk, don’t present with symptoms – yet. Our team has pioneered innovative approaches to recruit and retain these individuals. And we’ve developed the industry’s deepest knowledgebase to find investigators with the highest chances of success.

From science to synapse.

Our team is made up of experts in the specialty of neuroscience and neurologists – spanning both R&D and clinical. We’ll help you integrate the nonclinical science into the clinical development phases for translatability and issue resolution throughout the development process.

Effective strategies that keep the patient in mind.

Understandably, the entire field of neuroscience is highly sensitive to risks that arise from non-compliance, controlled substance abuse and psychological instability. We utilize our deep investigator network and comprehensive training tactics to gather quality data across geographies. And we continually innovate in more empirical measures through biomarkers and imaging to ease the burden on patients.

Our Integrated Services

Inter-connected services across related diseases.

We deliver a holistic suite of services for your neuroscience development. It starts with nonclinical pharmacology and toxicology scientists who are thought leaders in this rapidly changing field. Add to that a wide array of biomarker and antibody products specific to neuroscience, along with core phase I-IV development and testing services around the globe. And, we integrate our commercialization services early in the process to maximize your ROI in the real world. Our flexible menu of services include: