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WHO WE ARE

2020

RARAS CRO PERU was opened.

2023

Incorporates its own Data Management team

BUILDING A STRONG FOUNDATION FOR THE NEXT GENERATION OF CLINICAL RESEARCH.

2020

Two of the leading investigation groups in Latin America merge to found RARAS with offices in Uruguay, Brazil and Panama.

2022

Incorporates its own Medical Writing team

2023

RARAS consolidates presence in LATAM and opens its own operations in Argentina, Chile, Colombia.

Our global Footprint

Our global footprint

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Our Offices: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Panamá Peru, Uruguay

Current clients from: Austria, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, Israel, Ireland, France, Sweden, Switzerland, USA

RARAS VALUE ADDED

RARAS is built around a single concept: to deliver the next generation of clinical research. Providing a trustworthy high-quality access to Latin America to foreign sponsors and bring the efficiencies and standards of the USA and Europe to our local clients. We don't invest in overhead, we invest in our human resources and maintain an efficient structure to translate these this saving to our clients.

Executive team

OUR TEAM

Co-Founder & CEO

Claudia has over 20 years of experience in clinical research. Held positions as CEO and as Director of Quintiles (IQVIA) for Brazil, Colombia and Uruguay. Oversaw a remarkable 6x fold expansion of the company in Latin America, co-founded 2 CROs and is a recognized figure in the industry.  A major interlocutor between academia, investigators and government, Board Member of Porsaleu-Foundation for Patients with Leukemia & Lymphoma is also a regular speaker in Real World Evidence and Real-World Data in Argentina, Brazil & Europe.

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Claudia Rodriguez Verde

Co-Founder & CEO

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Sandra Facincone

Sandra brings outstanding qualifications with almost 30 years of experience in Clinical Research across a wide variety of indications including oncology, rare diseases, infectious disease, endocrinology, immunology, anesthesiology, pneumology and cardiology. Was Guest Researcher of the Immune-Pathology Department at Northwestern University and is a Post-Graduate in Hematology and Biology of Disease at University of Westminster. Holds a B.Sc. in Medical Biology, a B.Sc. in Pharmacy, a MSc. in Pathology and a Ph.D in Immunology.

Co-Founder & Director of Clinical Development

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Leonardo Abizaid

Leonardo was COO of CRC – the largest CRO for medical devices in Brazil – since 2007 before joining RARAS. Over the years he has built an impressive portfolio particularly in the field of cardiovascular medical devices. He maintains an effective working relationship with major university hospitals, and key players in the Device Industry worldwide. He currently leads RARAS Business Development and Medical Affairs ensuring client access to leading investigators in Brazil and Latin America.

Co-Founder - Director of Business Development and Medical Affairs

Leads our Medtech Regulatory Department and oversees all Ethics submissions in Brazil. Jaqueline supports all our record-breaking timelines in approvals. A solid professional with a 360 overview of clinical research by her previous roles as CRA, understand the impact of decisions being made during start-up throughout the project execution.

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Jaqueline Reisez Verde

Sr. Regulatory Affairs Specialist

Has a Masters in Animal Biology and Behavior. Previous to RARAS held positions as data manager and clinical study coordinator. With extensive experience in Oncology, Infectious disease, cardiology and others.

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Fernanda Kuhn

CRA

Juliana has a degree in Biomedical Science and Masters in Pathology. On top of her experience in complex therapeutic areas, including rare disease, psychiatry, neurology, cell therapy, she leads our pre-clinical studies, including project design.

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Juliana Gomes

CRA

Emilia is a PhD in Biology, a university professor and experienced R&D professional. Has evolved in RARAS from Patient Advocacy roles to CRA and from Pharma to Medtech, paving the way for exceptional support to RARAS’ clients.

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Emilia Wendt, PhD

CRA

Accountant, graduated with Honors from Universidad Ort Uruguay is be based out of our office in Montevideo, leading RARAS’ service center and supporting our expanding operations.

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Sofía Effa

Financial Analyst Latin America

Laura Caram is PhD and Post-PhD in Physiopathology and highly experience pharma professional. Prior to joining RARAS, occupied escalating positions within the pharmaceutical industry including top companies such as Eurofarma and NCfarma. Laura leads Medical Writing and other activities to support our Product Development design and strategy.

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Laura
Caram, PhD

Clinical Development Manager

Dr. Viana is a Surgeon general and pediatric surgeon by training, former researcher at Columbia University, is a seasoned clinical research professional and brings RARAS a solid experience conducting clinical trials in renowned hospitals in Brazil.

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Renata Viana, MD

Medical Affairs Manager

Juliana is a highly skilled professional with a remarkable track record in clinical research in the top global CROs with extensive experience in high complexity trials including psychiatry, oncology, infectious disease, and rare diseases, among others.

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Juliana Santiago

Project Manager

Has a degree in Biomedicine and Masters in Clinical Medicine. Gleice is a highly experienced medical writer with a thorough understanding of different therapeutic areas.

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Gleice Souza

Sr. Medical Writer

Alana is a PhD in Biochemistry and Postdoc in Medical Genetics. An experienced researcher in several areas including Covid vaccines. She leads our Patient Advocacy, unique role in CROs, developing meaningful relationships with families, caregivers and investigators.

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Alana Moura, PhD

Patient Advocacy

Dr. Sanvito has been instrumental in the development of clinical research in Latin America, from her leading positions over the years in major pharmaceutical companies, from Pharmacia to Abbott and clinical research organizations. Many of the most renowned investigators and other professionals in the Region owe her their path in clinical research. A seasoned professional with a remarkable track record of accomplishments.

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Marisa Sanvito, MD, MBAD

Director of Clinical Operations

Carolina has a solid experience in clinical research through escalating positions over the years from site study coordinator and CRA to Territory Manager and Clinical Study Manager in pharma and devices. She leads our Quality Assurance Department and represents RARAS in the Board of Avanzar in Colombia.

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Carolina Duque

Quality Assurance Manager

A highly skilled professional, Bioengineer, entrepreneur, professor of Biomedical Engineering and R&D professional. Juan leads our Data Management unit and is instrumental in new paths that RARAS is opening. His knowledge of the entrepreneurial landscape and the obstacles that new ideas face to materialize is extremely valuable to RARAS’ Sponsors.

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Juan Guerrero

Clinical Database Developer

Marília is a researcher in Rare Diseases and Cardiology with a PhD in Pulmonary Hipertension, university professor and experienced researcher. Provides a solid scientific background to our stellar regulatory affairs team, supporting the ever-expanding complexity of new developments.

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Marilia Leão, PhD

Regulatory Analyst

A Pharmacist and clinical research veteran in Chile with diverse roles in the pharmaceutical industry and clinical research organizations in several countries. Eugenio is also a professor in the Faculty of Medicine in the Diploma in Monitoring of Clinical Trials.

A Pharmacist and Biochemist candidate in Argentina, has worked in Regulatory Affairs at Boehringer and supports our operations in Argentina.

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Candela Sanchez

Regulatory Analyst

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Eugenio Silva

Sr. CRA

A Cardiologist with extensive experience in Clinical Research, including Regulatory and Monitoring and as Investigator. Works part-time for RARAS, as she still sees patients in Hospital Italiano in Buenos Aires.

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Graciela Romero, MD

Medical Affairs Manager

BSc in Biomedicine, with experience in Anatomical Pathology and Oncotic Cytology. Has worked in clinical research since 2020 and trained at Harvard’s T. H. Chan School of Public Health.

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Bruna Piotto

CRA

Bioengineering candidate and Frontend developer. It’s very difficult to find young talent with the impressive CV that Fiorella has built. From designing methodologies for managing neurophysiological information using data science techniques to developing quality tests for mechanical ventilators.

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Fiorella Romero

CRA

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RARAS PEOPLE

At RARAS inclusion and diversity are not just fashionable or politically correct words. We believe that a diverse work environment promotes the creativity and the flexibility that our clients around the world expect. Numbers speak by themselves

77%

of our staff are women

75%

of executive positions are occupied by women

Want to join us? We are always looking for Rare people!

Thanks!

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