It was true during our first search in 1995, and it’s true today: We’re here to make a real impact for our clients – one that empowers them to make more insightful decisions and fulfill safety and regulatory requirements with confidence. To do that, we leverage the most experienced searchers, the deepest technical expertise, and the broadest knowledge of international information resources. Pharma-Bio-Med is a division of Technology & Patent Research, TPR International Inc., a global leader in patent and scientific literature searching and analysis. For more information on TPR visit www.TPRinternational.com.
Making an Impact with Professional and Intelligent Searches
To provide the most professional, intelligent and effective literature searching services to the pharma, biotech and medical device industries, thereby contributing towards the advancement of science, technology and safety in society.
Research & Development
Information to help guide R&D to pave a path forward and avoid costly mistakes
Business and IP Groups
Information to support business, market planning and legal IP objectives
Monitoring and analysis of competitor activity
Medical Affairs and Regulatory
Literature searching for confidence in regulatory, safety and communications
Exceeding Your Expectations
Literature Search Excellence and Thought Leadership Spanning Over Two Decades
Known and trusted
Proven Track Record
Thousands of in-depth searches successfully completed
Hand-Picked Search Experts
Highly skilled with commitment to
language search options
Top Performer for RFI Proposals
Exceeding bench-marking norms for search quality
Trusted Advisor Status
Setting professional standards and founding own industry conferences
Ford Khorsandian, President
Ford Khorsandian founded U.S.-based TPR International Inc. in 1995 to provide information searching for scientific research and intellectual property, as well as the specialist information searching needs of the pharma and biotech communities throughout all stages of a drug’s development.
He has long been a dominant figure in the information world. His early career in scientific literature information led him to become Vice President of Derwent North America (later to become Thomson Reuters), and he moved on to become an International Director of Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS). Through forging enduring ties with leading information professionals worldwide, he went on to establish the Pharma-Bio-Med service by building a capable team of world-class literature searchers garnered from within the highly-regulated and competitive worlds of pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and medical devices.
Mr. Khorsandian’s dynamism and passion for literature searching has led him to hold prominent positions on multiple search advisory boards. He is also founder of the International Patent Information (IPI) Award, as well as the Pharma-Bio-Med Institute and conferences, which have attracted information professional attendees from the world’s top pharma and bio companies such as Abbott, Eli Lilly, GSK, and Pfizer, covering the spectrum of literature information needs from medical information, medical affairs and regulatory, to knowledge management and competitive intelligence.
Our principal founders honed their skills in the scientific information community. After gaining a wealth of knowledge they formed TPR International and Pharma-Bio-Med Literature Search Services; best-practices teams of professional search experts of the highest degree.
From the beginning, our search strategy has stressed the use of the latest tools, technologies, and techniques – a vision supported through the establishment by the founders of two of the most authoritative industry conferences for the information profession, attended by top pharma and biotech information professional executives from the world’s foremost corporations.
Today – and tens of thousands of successful search projects later – we’re known for our exceptional search capabilities. It’s a direct result of our diversity and depth of service, combined with our passion to go that extra mile to find critical information for our clients.
The Pharma-Bio-Med difference is the Pharma-Bio-Med people and the fact that we care about delivering meaningful results that get to the heart of the search question.
Ford Khorsandian presenting an award that recognizes excellence in searching