Clinical Development Services

Our respiratory expertise encompasses a wide range of therapeutic areas and we provide world-class clinical research for pharmaceutical companies just like yours. VirTus has an ‘academic brain with a CROs body’, so you can be sure of regulatory compliance, quality assurance, first-rate clinical operations and accelerated drug development.

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Clinical Development Services with VirTus

Discover more about how we work and what you can expect from the VirTus clinical trial experience. Our team possesses world-leading healthcare expertise, and we deliver a bespoke academic approach to respiratory vaccines, treatments and drug development.

Wide range of Clinical operations

We facilitate and provide a wide range of clinical research and testing procedures across a number of therapeutic areas. With extensive healthcare expertise and a bespoke approach to clinical operations, it’s safe to say the VirTus clinical experience is truly world-class.

Informed decisions

Volunteers are an integral part of the human challenge studies we orchestrate. An ethically-approved study pack (via Ignite Date) enables highly informed decisions for all participants in our clinical testing.

Quality Assurance Guarantee

As part of our clinical development services, we carry out extensive quality assurance on behalf of pharmaceutical companies. You can rest assured that all of our clinical research, as well as all vaccine, treatment and drug development, will be performed at the highest standards of quality.

Ensure Regulatory Compliance

As a result of our quality assurance protocols, pharmaceutical companies can be confident in satisfying all healthcare industry regulatory compliance. VirTus facilitates respiratory drug development that ensures you never fall foul of non-compliance.

World-class Clinical Testing

Our specialist team knows clinical research inside-out, providing elevated experiences and top-quality clinical development services. With decades of experience at the forefront of respiratory clinical testing, pharmaceutical companies can trust VirTus to deliver.

Human Challenge Clinical Trials Development

One of the key clinical development services we provide here at VirTus are our world-leading human challenge trials. Focussing on our specialist therapeutic areas, we partner with pharmaceutical companies and volunteer participants to carry out groundbreaking vaccine, treatment and drug development.

With quality assurance and regulatory compliance ensured at every stage of clinical operations, and informed decisions on the part of our volunteers, our human challenge trials are just one of the elevated experiences available from VirTus: leaders in respiratory research.

Therapeutic Expertise in Respiratory Illnesses

Our specialist therapeutic areas cover a wide range of respiratory illnesses and conditions. Explore more about our clinical trials management service and therapeutic areas of expertise now.

Rhinovirus (RV)

Human rhinovirus (HRV) infections account for up to 67% of all virus-induced exacerbations in patients of asthma and COPD. We conduct human challenge trials aiming to reduce symptoms associated with asthma and COPD exacerbations

Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)

RSV, sometimes called human orthnopneumovirus, can seriously exacerbate the symptoms of asthma and COPD. We provide human challenge trials in this area, developing new drug and treatment options to alleviate patient symptoms.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

COPD, a group of inflammatory lung conditions that can obstruct airflow and cause breathing difficulties. VirTus facilitates clinical drug trials which aim to lessen the severity of COPD-related symptoms.


Asthma, an inflammation of the airways, is a common condition that can lead to challenges with breathing. Our clinical trials management services help to develop new healthcare options for patients with asthma and assist in the reduction of symptoms.

Our clinical Trial Management Services

VirTus clinical trial management services cover a wide range of respiratory therapeutic areas. Explore all clinical trial services to discover how we can assist pharmaceutical companies with clinical research, controlled trials, and more.

Clinical Trial Design & Consultancy

Clear communication, personalised service, objective consultation. Clinical trials consultancy tailored to you and your research goals.

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Volunteer recruitment

Our ground-breaking human challenge trials would not be possible without the participation of volunteers. Find out more about clinical trial volunteer opportunities now.

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Vaccine Development

Having worked extensively on COVID-19 responses, we possess a proven track record in state-of-the-art vaccine development. Find out more about our controlled trials and vaccine testing now.

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Laboratory Services

Our clinical laboratory services include controlled trials and clinical research conducted in high-quality laboratory facilities, with rigorous procedures and advanced analytic techniques as standard.

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All Clinical Trials Services

Whatever the nature of your clinical trials, VirTus can assist. We’re committed to fast and agile biotechnology, so you can be sure of efficient and high-quality pharmaceutical drug development in respiratory conditions. If you’re searching for scientific guidance, commercial proficiency, biopharmaceutical excellence or any other clinical trial solutions, VirTus is the clinical research organisation for you.

Clinical Data Management

Clinical trials management services provided by VirTus include professional-level clinical data management in just one contract.

We work alongside Data Magik to deliver a full clinical data management and statistics service for clinical research. Data Magik has a bespoke software development and an electronic data capture (EDC)/interactive web response system (IWRS) platform, called Kapture. This is engineered to work from all devices and is proprietary, meaning it can be crafted to your individual needs.  

VirTus is also partnered with Ignite Data, which works with a nationwide network of GP practices to identify protocol-ready patients. Each patient is provided with an ethically approved study pack to inform decisions over participation. This is combined with call screening, so only potentially eligible patients are referred to the clinical research team.

Preclinical Study Management

World-leading pharmacology, bioanalysis and controlled trials are all part of VirTus’ preclinical trials services. Our team of respiratory research experts facilitate and conduct accelerated in vivo and in vitro bioanalytical solutions.

As ‘an academic brain with a CRO’s body,’ we blend our high-quality academic research with commercial expertise and professional management. This means we’re able to accelerate the development of ground-breaking NMEs (new medical entities), and bring new levels of efficiency to your preclinical research.

Get in touch

To learn more about our human challenge models and viral challenge models, or explore innovative opportunities to develop groundbreaking new medicines in respiratory healthcare, contact us today.


Leading Respiratory Research from VirTus

Our human challenge trials, vaccine development and other groundbreaking respiratory research has been recognised in a number of high-profile scientific journals. We’re also regularly featured at academic conferences. Explore our news and resources centre to find out more.

Keep Updated With Our Progress

Keep up with the latest results, news and other headlines from Virtus Respiratory Research.