The link between academia
and the pharmaceutical industry

Based in central London William Harvey Research Ltd provides preclinical contract research for the Biotech and Pharmaceutical industry, with the aim of offering the most professional service to our customers in bespoke study design and advice, alongside high quality academic input.

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research models

Our history

Named after the English physician who made seminal contributions to anatomy and physiology. William Harvey Research Limited was established in 1990 by the Nobel Laureate Sir John Vane, FRS, to facilitate interaction between academia and the pharmaceutical industry. Since then we have worked with over 100 biotech and pharma companies and continue to lead the way as a Preclinical Contract Research Organisation.

Our work

A primary aim of WHRL is to co-ordinate Contract Research as an Efficacy, Verification and Interpretation Service (EVIS). Scientific personnel of the William Harvey Research Institute provide the foundation of experience and expertise to complement drug development for pharmaceutical and biotech companies.

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research models

Our vision

From preclinical contract research and bespoke study design, to long-term collaboration with strategic partners, WHRL provides a high-quality contract research service to global biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies.

Our experienced scientists offer:

  • Excellent standards of research
  • Bespoke study design
  • Broad range of models and therapeutic areas
  • Advice from world-leading academic experts
  • Detailed and professional final reports.

The Board

Our executive management team have a long and successful record in the medical science industry, bringing a wealth of knowledge and passion to the company and its clients alike.


Consultancy Service

Our expert team of Senior Scientists offer one-to-one discussions and advice on your preclinical testing needs so you get your drug tested in the right model first time.

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