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Contract Research Organizations

One powerful lab informatics platform for contract research organizations

One lab platform means no systems to integrate, no infrastructure to manage, and minimal IT burden.

A Seamless Platform

That easily flexes to rapidly changing needs, no-code

As science has become more complex, the demand for outsourcing has continued to grow. Contract research organizations (CROs) require an effective way to support customers’ specialized requirements while adhering to critical project timelines and making operational efficiency a distinguishing characteristic of their business.

The Sapio Platform delivers a flexible, end-to-end solution built to empower scientists, accelerate productivity, and prioritize scientific excellence. Equipped with out-of-the-box scientific tools, no-code configurability, a living knowledge graph, and more, Sapio makes life in the lab simple and enables CROs to meet uncompromising project timelines and win lasting customer loyalty.


The market for outsourced drug discovery is expected to grow at a 7.3% CAGR through 2030.1

Manage your lab operations end-to-end

From sample, equipment, and reagent management, to testing,
data analysis, and data management


A unified platform for flexible and reproducible bioanalytical studies.

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In vivo

A tailored system for efficient, repeatable in vivo studies.

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Sample Management

The end-to-end solution for comprehensive sample management.

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Powerful Capabilities, All in One Place

Sapio delivers tools that help CROs accelerate discovery,
satisfy their clients, and operate profitably.

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Level up your productivity

With tight project timelines, numerous clients, and an eye on profitability, CROs have to work fast. Sapio empowers CROs to work faster and better with a user-friendly interface, automated tools, and one login across solutions. With less time spent on manual data entry and more time spent on science, CROs can serve their clients better and improve performance along the way.

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Create specialized workflows in record time

CROs are an epicenter of specialized workflows as they work to meet the needs of their customers across specialties and stages of the pipeline. Sapio offers built-in tools and templates for bioanalysis, bioprocessing, flow cytometry, next-generation sequencing, and much more. In addition, Sapio supports radical configurability without code, enabling scientists to adapt and optimize their workflows, in their way. Your customer’s molecule progressed? Adapt in stride. New service offering? Ramp swiftly and seamlessly.

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Standard instrument integrations

Struggling to make your instrument and system data live in harmony? Automate data collection from 200+ instruments supported (for example PCRs, MSD, SCIEX, Vi-Cell) via file sweep or seamlessly integrate with new instruments through a flexible API. Seamlessly sync with project, experiment, entity, and sample data from your LIMS system and ELN software. And automatically parse, process, and send data to your experiments and workflows using natural language rules.  

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Prioritize quality and compliance

CROs are held to the highest quality standards by customers, regulators, and leadership teams. QA roles can be easily added for reviews and approvals. Workflows can be deployed for data validation, integrity and correction. 

As a GxP-compliant platform, Sapio enables CROs to maintain a timely and accurate audit trail, while delivering configurable reporting capabilities that provide transparency to customers and regulatory bodies alike.

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Realtime Dashboards

To inform processes and maximize customer success, CROs require deep visibility into data from samples, instruments, experiments, and materials. Sapio brings data to life in a realtime dashboards that provide a complete view of current and historical data and dynamic searchability so that scientists can easily find the information they need with full scientific context. In addition, the platform supports rich scientific analysis with powerful data visualizations, AI modeling, and more.

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What makes lab integration software essential?

  • Harmonious instrument integration
  • Fully contextualized infrastructure integration 
  • System integration for no-code granular searchability
  • Truly integrated scientific analysis
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Harmonious instrument integration

Struggling to make your instrument and system data live in harmony? Automate data collection from 200+ instruments supported via file sweep or seamlessly integrate with new instruments through a flexible API. Seamlessly sync with project, experiment, entity, and sample data from your Lab Information Management System and ELN software. And automatically parse, process, and send data to your experiments and workflows using natural language rules.  

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Fully contextualized infrastructure integration   

Without context, laboratory data lacks the meaning and utility needed to make a real difference in the scientific process. Supercharge your lab’s productivity and strengthen your discovery by instantly and automatically associating your data with a full range of scientific design entities in your lab informatics platform, including samples and specimens, at scale.  

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System integration for no-code granular searchability

Export, import, analyze, repeat. Sound familiar? Put an end to the inefficient pattern once and for all with no-code searchability. Find and retrieve data across multiple sources at will with a built-in graphical query builder. Account for scientific variables like molecular substructure and similarity with search that is science-aware™, just like you. 

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Truly integrated scientific analysis

We believe scientific data should be analyzed in a scientific way and without friction for the scientific user. Create and view dashboards, chart instrument data, and render interactive scientific objects from right where you are. Apply bioinformatics and cheminformatics methods, including integrated flow cytometry gating and curve fitting. Embrace AI-powered discovery with Jarvis’s advanced neural networks.  

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Does your laboratory have a data problem?

Learn more about Sapio’s revolutionary approach to empower scientists
with unified access to enterprise-wide lab data.

Helpful resources for CROs

Case Study

Oxford BioMedica Case Study


Bioanalysis Application Sheet


Overcoming In Vivo Lab Challenges

Blog Post

Top Sample Management Requirements for LIMS / ELN RFP | Chapter 4


Mastering Bioanalytical Workflows


The Ultimate Guide to GXP Compliance: Best Practices for Labs, Clinics, and Manufacturers

Do you have questions about our solutions for CROs?

We’d love to answer them.

Why do I need a lab informatics solution?

A lab informatics solution provides value to traditional pharmaceutical and biotechnology organizations, but its impact is even more salient for organizations that provide pharmaceutical services on a contract or outsourced basis. Today’s CROs are home to variable workflows, intense data demands, distributed teams, and an unwavering focus on quality and efficiency without compromise. The right lab informatics platform will enable CROs to raise the bar for continuity and productivity, easily view and interpret scientific data, collaborate more efficiently, eliminate sources of waste and error, support regulatory requirements, and ultimately, serve their clients better than ever before.

Will the platform still work for my lab as our business grows?

We know that biotechnology organizations often experience rapid growth, and outgrowing your solution simply isn’t an option. That’s why our platform is built to scale and evolve with your organization and your molecule on its path to market. Our platform enables you to store and search massive volumes of historical data, handling into the billions of records without slowing down.. Best of all, Sapio delivers a no-code / low-code platform that enables you to configure and scale your workflows, in your way, without an army of coders.

My organization offers a range of services to our clients. Does Sapio support these specializations?

The Sapio Platform supports a broad range of workflow requirements and and service areas right out of the box. With built-in tools for bioanalysis, flow cytometry data analytics, 3D plating, NGS, and much more, Sapio is equipped to handle many of the most complex and nuanced scientific requirements. In addition to its out-of-the-box capabilities, the Sapio platform delivers radical configurability that enables CROs to seamlessly adapt to specific client use cases without added technical intervention.

My lab continues to add new instruments. Can I integrate these with the platform?

We know that CROs rely on a range of specialized instruments in their daily work, and this list is always growing as they monetize new service lines and further enhance their offering. Sapio supports direct integrations with over 200 instruments and provides flexible APIs to support any additional instrumentation. Our team members have deep integration expertise and are happy to help you develop a strategy that will meet your business’s requirements today and tomorrow.

How does the platform help me report to customers and regulatory bodies?

To aid in customer audits and support regulatory documentation, the Sapio Platform automatically maintains an accurate and accessible audit trail of critical product information. Sapio’s powerful searchability also enables scientists to easily find and view historical data points with full scientific context. Finally, Sapio’s built-in and custom reports enable labs to compile data for specific customer and regulatory asks with ease—all from within the same, science-aware platform.