About Us

Headquartered in Ghent, Belgium, Cerba Research is a Global Central & Specialist Laboratory.

Our footprint includes 6 harmonised central lab locations in Ghent, New York, Johannesburg, Shanghai, Taipei & Sydney. Complimentary to these central labs, our network of specialty labs support our core therapy expertise in three distinct areas - Oncology, Liver Indications & Infectious Disease. APH, Flow Cytometry Genomics, Metabolomics, Microbiology + Virology and Molecular Biology permit our clients to discern and select correct instruments, appropriate sensitivities / detection and techniques for true full service delivery. Worthy of note too is our unique presence in Africa. Complimentary to our Central Lab operation in Johannesburg, Cerba has the largest network of Labs, Staff Pathologists and supporting Logistics in Africa.

From preclinical transition to the clinic, and on to commercialisation, supporting emerging and established biotech’s through to large global pharma clients, we are known and proud of our close partnering, higher frequency of contact and all round availability at your demand.

Our subject matter experts enjoy open collaboration at the pace our clients require to optimise their therapeutic development and draw those pivotal insights earlier. We partner with these clients to speed up their research and development whether it be in the area of discussing, agreeing and then delivery of specialized custom assays and panels, assay transfer, or perhaps overcoming operational peculiarities baked in to studies by way of challenges regarding stability of samples for testing. Every synopsis, protocol and study is unique and new challenges arise time after time. We are adept at meeting and overcoming those challenges and enjoying long standing and fruitful relationships with our sponsors.

We are ISO 15189 accredited, CAP CLIA accredited with no deficiencies cited to date, and with significant capabilities for testing under BSL3.

Cerba Research is the pharmaceutical development arm of Cerba Healthcare. Cerba Healthcare is a Headquartered in Paris, France,employs >8,500 staff, including over 130 staff pathologists and conducts 40 million tests annually.

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Team Members


Pablo Ortiz



Tony Lovegrove

Business Development Director


Eitan Akirav

VP, BD Global Lead Biomarker