JOANNEUM RESEARCH HEALTH is your dedicated boutique CRO for research projects and drug development programs.


Our Therapeutic Areas

We support your clinical and preclinical activities in the fields of dermatology, metabolic research and neurology by providing customized PK/PD studies, bioanalyses, data management and statistical services.

Metabolic Research

We study molecular mechanisms of metabolic networks affected by diabetes, obesity & other diseases.

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We support dermatological drug development from early stage candidate screening to late-stage clinical testing. 

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We provide data for drug development as well as unique insights into brain metabolism and signaling.

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New Clinical Partnership Announcement

JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH and AXIS Clinicals LLC are excited to announce the first ever partnership for the clinical applications of dermal open flow microperfusion (dOFM™) technology. 

Our Services

We are a specialised Contract Research Organization for clinical and preclinical studies together with the Clinical Trial Unit and the Biomedical Research Facility at the Medical University of Graz >.

Analytical Services


We conduct untargeted metabolomics studies and targeted quantification of metabolites to investigate metabolic processes.

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Peptide Hormone Analysis

We analyze and differentiate endogenous or therapeutic peptides and interfering products in (pre-)clinical study samples.

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Stable Isotope Tracer

We determine metabolite turn-over rates, body water content, total energy expenditure as well as trace activity of metabolic pathways.

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High resolution, low volume and high-throughput bioanalysis for clinical and preclinical studies.

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Pharmaceutical Analysis

Analytical testing for pharmaceutical development and production operations.

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Tissue specific PK/PD/BE studies

In Vitro Release Testing (IVRT)

IVRT with Franz diffusion cells in combination with GLP compliant bioanalytical analyses.

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Ex-vivo PK Testing

We investigate and compare skin penetration and release rates of topically applied APls.

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Preclinical Studies

In-vivo preclinical assessment of intradermal PK/PD profiles in animal disease models.

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Clinical Studies

In-vivo clinical assessment of intradermal PK/PD profiles in healthy volunteer patients.

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Bioequivalence testing

Fast and efficient PK based bioequivalence testing of topical generics.

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Data Management, Statistics and Supporting Services

Data Management

Comprehensive data management services tailored to your clinical and preclinical studies.

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Data Visualization

Better interpretation of study results for comprehensive insight into your data by graphical data visualization.

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Electronic Data Capture (EDC)

Fully validated online system to capture case report forms (CRFs).

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Cost-effective study design and meaningful data by well-designed and thoroughly analyzed studies.

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Medical Writing

Professional support in reporting and publishing the results of preclinical and clinical studies.

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Why Us?

We are dedicated to find the best and most cost-effective solution for each individual study.

Our Clients

We work not only with large but also with small to medium-sized pharmaceutical, biotech and medtech companies and start-ups as well as universities.

Our Funding Agencies

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Contact Us


HEALTH – Institute for Biomedical Research and Technologies

Neue Stiftingtalstrasse 2/Entrance A/Third Floor
8010 Graz

Phone: +43 316 876-4000
Fax: +43 316 8769-4000