About Panthera

About Panthera

Panthera Clinical Research is focused on developing medicines for future generations

Who are we?

At Panthera Clinical Research, we are focused on developing medicines for future generations, by running clinical trials at our 5 dedicated sites across the UK. Clinical research and the development of drugs and treatment would not be possible without volunteers taking part in clinical trials. At Panthera Clinical Research, our 5 core values reflect the experience that volunteers have whilst being involved in clinical trials.

The Panthera team is widely experienced within research, consisting of specialist consultants, Doctors, Nurses, and admin staff. Our multidisciplinary team deliver the highest standard of care to all our volunteers making sure you are safe, comfortable, and confident during your clinical research journey.

Panthera Clinical Research CEO

Stuart Young

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Founder, Director and Chief Medical Officer - Dr Ian Smith, MBE MB ChB.B MedSc (Hons). - Panthera Clinical Research

Dr. Ian Smith, MBE MB ChB.B MedSc (Hons).

Founder, Director and Chief Medical Officer

5 clinical research locations across the UK

Panthera boasts a large network spanning across the UK, with 5 clinical research locations. This ensures that a wider number of participants has access to clinical research, and that we can develop more future medications. All our locations are easily accessible via public transport and by road. We also offer free parking, comfortable waiting areas with television facilities and refreshments to ensure that you are comfortable and relaxed whilst you are in our care.

Partnered with NHS Trusts and Practices across the UK

Panthera are passionate about providing opportunities to local communities and work closely with public and private sector teams such as GPs, NHS Trusts and Local Community Trusts to offer these opportunities as widely as possible


People First
People First
People First
People First
People First
Panthera Biopartners Founded

Panthera Biopartners founded by Prof John Lyon and Ian Smith with the mission to make clinical research more accessible to the general public.

Panthera Expands in Rochdale and Enfield, London

Panthera expands, opening new clinics in Rochdale and Enfield, London

First to Administer Valneva's Covid-19 Vaccine

Panthera becomes the world’s first clinical trial site to administer Valneva’s phase 3 Covid-19 vaccine

First Clinic in Scotland

Panthera opens first clinic in scotland, based in the QEUH ICE building.

CYPIDES Prostate Cancer Trial

Panthera at the Rutherford recruits first phase 2, CYPIDES prostate cancer trial, patient in the UK.

Panthera Raises £10 Million In Funding

Panthera secured £10 million of investment from British Growth Fund (BGF) to further grow its network of dedicated clinical trial sites across the UK and Western Europe.

Sheffield Clinic Launch

Panthera opens its first Yorkshire clinic delivering a range of clinical trials, located in the heart of Sheffield.