Panthera Biopartners

Healthcare  •  North West  •  Growth

Panthera Biopartners was founded in late 2019 by Dr Ian Smith – founder of Synexus - and Professor John Lyon – previously senior executive in Covance and serial entrepreneur - to provide CROs and pharma clients with services relating to the recruitment and running of clinical trials at customised clinical trial sites by GCP trained healthcare professionals. Panthera currently operates a network of 9 sites across the UK managing studies in a variety of conditions in both primary care settings and hospital sites running trials in key secondary care conditions such as CNS, oncology (in partnership with Rutherford Cancer Centres), vaccines and NASH with specialist investigators.


Investment date

April 2022

Head office



Chairman John Lyon