Three Key Strategies to an Optimal Functional Service Provider (FSP) Partnership

Life Sciences, Clinical Trials,
  • Monday, December 04, 2023

As more and more organizations turn to the functional service provider (FSP) model for outsourcing their clinical development and post-marketing needs, this innovative webinar delves into three key strategies to create the optimal FSP partnership.

Attendees of this webinar will gain insights into how PPD FSP Solutions helps clients meet their timelines with hard-to-find top-tier staff located throughout the world, and the benefits associated with employing global resources across time zones.

The featured speakers will also discuss how FSP arrangements are an ideal model for expanding clinical research and post-marketing operations to non-footprint countries to maintain a broader global presence.

To conclude the discussion, the speakers will address the critical factors of how a company should approach the identification and recruiting of talent for FSP engagements. At PPD FSP Solutions, they have leveraged their more than 25 years of experience to create a talent delivery strategy that focuses on meeting aggressive talent ramping plans for sponsors.

After this webinar, you’ll know how to create the optimal FSP partnership to fill small gaps in services or outsource multiple functions across a portfolio, the benefits of employing global resources, and how to best identify and recruit talent for FSP engagements.


Gary Barker, Executive Director, Pharmacovigilance, PPD clinical research business, Thermo Fisher Scientific

Gary has more than 18 years of pharmacovigilance experience in clinical trial and peri/post-approval projects. His expertise includes setting the strategic vision for PPD FSP Pharmacovigilance Solutions and ensuring they meet the business needs of their clients.

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Lisa Beckel, PPD, part of Thermo Fisher Scientific

Lisa Beckel, Senior Director Project Management, FSP Solutions, PPD clinical research business, Thermo Fisher Scientific

Lisa Beckel brings 25 years of biopharma and CRO industry experience in clinical trial project management, spanning multiple therapeutic areas in phases I-III. She specializes in building and leading FSP programs to deliver the talent and services clients need to successfully deliver their development pipeline.

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Tara Jones, Senior Director Talent Acquisition, PPD clinical research business, Thermo Fisher Scientific

Tara has over 17 years of CRO and FSP recruiting leadership, strategy, and delivery experience.  Starting her career as a recruiter, Tara has a passion for matching talent and making an impact – over her career this has fueled her a track record of delivering scalable, innovative, and flexible recruiting/resourcing solutions.

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Who Should Attend?

This webinar will appeal to clinical development professionals in the following areas:

  • Procurement
  • Vendor management
  • Outsourcing
  • Purchasing
  • Clinical development (clinical development, clinical operations, clinical data management)
  • Clinical research (biostats/programming, pharmacovigilance, etc.)
  • Quality
  • Regulatory affairs
  • Compliance
  • Peri- and post-approval (pharmacovigilance, medical affairs, market access, HEOR)

What You Will Learn

Attendees will gain insights into:

  • The benefits associated with employing global resources across time zones
  • What biotech and biopharma companies should look for when choosing an FSP provider for support in non-footprint countries
  • How to deliver effective operations and resource flexibility through low-cost geographies
  • How FSP providers can tailor their services to achieve their clients’ unique global needs

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PPD clinical research business

The PPD clinical research business of Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, enables customers to accelerate innovation and increase drug development productivity. Utilizing patient-centered strategies and data analytics, its capabilities cover multiple therapeutic areas and include early development, all phases of clinical development, peri- and post-approval, novel approaches to patient recruitment and investigator sites, and comprehensive laboratory services. Recognized as a global industry leader in accelerating promising medicines from early development through regulatory approval and market access, PPD clinical research serves pharma, biotech, medical device and government organizations with custom-tailored solutions, including full-service partnerships and functional service partnerships. As a strategic partner in clinical development and post-marketing services, the business applies cutting-edge technologies, therapeutic expertise and a firm commitment to quality to help customers deliver life-changing therapies.

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