Shaping the future of medical research

“Having founded and merged a CRO, I always wondered: Could you combine the two and create a locally rooted CRO with the inherent structures of an international organization? This has become a key to our culture at palleos.”

– Renate Walter-Kirst, President

“Joining the healthcare sector from university, you quickly realize: This industry is heavily regulated and structured. I made it my goal to innovate and bring new ideas to our customers. Eversince, innovation, based on a deep understanding of the status quo as well as future developments has become a main driver of our company.”

– Philip Räth, Vice President

We are a clinical research organization (CRO) working out of Wiesbaden, Germany and offer full-service clinical trial services in all study phases, with a focus on oncology. Since 2016, we provide sponsor services to study groups and other organizations in need of sponsor capabilities. We also apply a quality risk management approach to clinical trials.

Through our CRO alliance ONE, we continuously expand our network of partners in Eastern and Western Europe and beyond. Our goal is to to enable easy access to investigational sites and facilitate rapid study onset. Within Germany we cooperate with more than 250 clinical sites and have conducted Phase I-IV trials with more than 15,000 patients included.
Our aim is to be your partner of first choice by understanding your requirements of clinical trials while also challenging ideas and established concepts through novel approaches.

Our history – experience that makes a difference

2018
  • Sponsor operations - cooperation with Phaon scientific GmbH
2017
  • ONE Clinical Trial Alliance - Cooperation with Clinmark to perform international clinical trials
  • Launch of international clinical trials (cooperation with North America)
2016
  • Sponsor for IST clinical trials
  • Launch of Phase I clinical trials
2014
  • 6000 patient clinical trial with full service offering in breast cancer research
2013
  • Palleos healthcare GmbH – full service CRO Phase II – IV / NIS

Shaping the future of medical research by understanding clinical trials through irritation, innovation and integrity

 

Vision: Shaping the future of medical research

Clinical research is changing. It is changing through breakthroughs in genetics, digitlalization, new approaches such as artificial intelligence, and new trial designs, among others. Altogether, these changes promise the individualization of therapies to improve patient health.  We aim to constantly include and improve these new approaches to shape the future of medical research.

 

Mission: Understanding clinical trials

Shaping the future of medical research calls for a clear and thorough understanding of clinical trials. There is no change without understanding. Thats the punchline.

 

Values:

1. Irritation

2. Innovation

3. Integrity

Palleos leadership – greater than the sum of its individual parts

 

Renate Walter-Kirst, President

Renate Walter-Kirst is the President of palleos healthcare. Overall, she has over 25 years of experience in national and international upper management positions. She has acquired her university education at EBS (European Business School) and Johannes Guttenberg University in Germany. Being co-founder of palleos and co-founder of former SKM CRO, she has in-depth knowledge in building, leading, and managing companies.

Dr. Philip Räth, Vice President

As Vice President Philip Räth oversees business development, commercial and financial operations in order to promote company’s growth. A graduate in business administration, Philip holds a Doctor’s Degree in the area of Management Information Systems obtained from EBS (European Business School) in Germany. After having finished his PhD, he joined the family business and became co-founder of palleos. Philip strongly focuses on the development of innovative strategies and aims to make palleos a leader for novel approaches in clinical research.

Dr. Philip Räth, Vice President

As Vice President Philip Räth oversees business development, commercial and financial operations in order to promote company’s growth. A graduate in business administration, Philip holds a Doctor’s Degree in the area of Management Information Systems obtained from EBS (European Business School) in Germany. After having finished his PhD, he joined the family business and became co-founder of palleos. Philip strongly focuses on the development of innovative strategies and aims to make palleos a leader for novel approaches in clinical research.

Get to know our management team

Ralph Maier, Data Management Director

Ralph Maier has joined us as Data Management Director in 2016. His expertise includes planning, organizing and managing all data aspects of assigned projects as he has worked in several positions as Director and Manager for an international group of companies based in Austria for many years. Holding a Diploma of Industrial and Business Engineering, Ralph is responsible for all data related tasks as well as IT issues. He also supports the efforts of all functional departments to perform all trial related activities according to project milestones and timelines. His strong motivation to work combined with his friendly open mannerhave made him an indispensable member of our team.

    Dr. Iris Reiser, Operation Director

    Iris Reiser has over 20 years of experience in clinical research. Holding a Doctoral Degree in Microbiology, she has strongly focused on clinical research in the field of oncology. Iris has worked in many functional areas, such as Monitoring, Project Management, Regulatory Affairs and especially line management. Being a part of our team from the beginning on, Iris has obtained more and more responsibility which finally led to her position as Director Operation. Highly appreciated by colleagues and clients for her keen mind, she is in charge of coordinating and supervising all projects that we are assigned to.

      Dr. rer. nat. Johannes Schumacher, Biostatistician & Data Scientist

      Johannes Schumacher is our senior Statistician. Being entrusted with this position, Johannes is responsible for performing all aspects of assigned statistical activities at palleos. He promotes new approaches to clinical trial designs as well as data and risk analysis for clinical trial execution. He holds a doctoral degree in Statistics and coauthored several publications in the fields of machine learning, non-parametric time series analysis and chaos theory.

        Dr. Uwe Salzbrunn, Safety Manager

        As Safety Manager, Uwe Salzbrunn closely works together with the internal study team and the sites to ensure an accurate review and timely transmission of Serious Adverse Events (SAEs) to the pharmaceutical manufacturer and regulatory authorities. In addition, he is responsible for further developing the safety department with regard to new regulations, processes and software. Uwe holds a doctor's degree in Biophysics from the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz. He is characterized by strategic thinking and actions plus, has an excellent knowledge of the protocols and other documents related to the management of safety information.

          Dr. Nicoletta Scheller, Regulatory Affairs Manager

          After spending over 10 years as a postdoctorate scientist for scientific research projects in Germany and Spain, Nicoletta Scheller is managing our RA department since March 2017. In her current role she ensures that the legal requirements in all phases of a clinical study are met. Therefore submission and notification to ethic committees as well as to national and local authorities is her main work which she follows until approval. Having supervised numerous projects, which include national and international studies under drug and medical device legislation, Nicoletta combines necessary attributes such as flexibility and conscientiousness.

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