Contract Research Organisation (CRO) Insurance

Contract Research Organisation (CRO) Insurance

Where there’s a contract, there’s liability.

Where there’s liability, you need insurance.

CROs need specialist insurance – not only for the risks arising from your work, but also for the risk from clauses in your contracts.

What if…?

…you inadvertently leak a client’s IP ahead of a product launch, breaching confidentiality?

…you lose biological material after a power-out in a freezer?

…you mix up samples and find yourself in a legal dispute?

…your lab’s flooded, halting production and delaying contract fulfilment?

…there’s a mistake in the trial and you have to repeat work?  

La Playa’s specialist Life Science team can help with:

  • Lab Insurance: asset protection for data, R&D property and stock
  • Stock deterioration: critical protection for a freezer power-out
  • Business Interruption Insurance including repeat R&D costs & supply chain disruption
  • Clinical Trials insurance: cover for injury to trial patients and compensation claims
  • Directors & Officers insurance for your key decision makers
  • Contractual Liability insurance
  • Professional Indemnity insurance – picking up legal costs, settlement/damages, putting things right after a mistake, and PR costs in protecting your reputation

Whether you’re in drug and vaccine discovery, medical device development, synthetic biology or personalised/regenerative medicine, it’s vital you get specialist advice on protecting your business.

La Playa is a leading specialist life science insurance broker. Based in Cambridge, London and New York, we understand the risks and pressures you face, and we speak your language.  We can help you protect your business with a tailored insurance solution – and analyse your contracts to identify risk that needs managing.  Contact us now and we’ll get to work for you.

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“Insurance brokers who understand and work with technology companies are a rare breed, to be highly recommended.”


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You can call us to talk more about your business on +44 (0)1223 200650 or +44 (0)20 3865 0149

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About La Playa Science & Technology

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Specialist & Independent

La Playa's specialist Science & Tech team can help you protect your business with smart, flexible, high-performance insurance - with a friendly human UI. We understand the risks and pressures you face - and we speak your language.  We’ll support you with great advice - helping you make good decisions for your business. 

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We also offer Business Protection (including Key Person Insurance) and Employee Benefits: a joined up approach with a team of advisers working for your best financial interests - all under one roof

Advice You Can Trust

…from an expert who understands you

Tech-based business is 24/7, global and borderless, exposing you to new risks and liabilities - often in unfamiliar places. As the law struggles to keep pace with technology, insurance can provide a real safety net if you fall foul of changing legislation.

  • Specialist insurance for science and technology
  • Independent professional advice
  • Relationship-based service: right beside you when you make a claim
  • “Can do” culture

Seamless insurance across UK and US

What does “Boutique Service” actually mean?
La Playa’s Personal Risk Concierge means:

  1. dedicated adviser so you can speak to the same person each time
  2. Careful listening to really understand your needs and priorities
  3. As much help as you need with completing forms to provide risk information
  4. A discreet and complimentary appraisal* of your property to assess the risks and ensure you have the right cover where you need it
  5. An independent market review - so you don’t have to shop around comparing policies, cover limits, risks covered and smallprint exclusions
  6. Careful monitoring of the insurers’ financial strength, claims and customer service
  7. An independent recommendation of the best policy for you - and, importantly, why
  8. Specialist policy wordings from underwriters who have demonstrated excellence and deep understanding of your risk exposures. We have analysed a wide range of policy wordings and have selected only the best for our panel. Our advisers have a deep working knowledge of these policies 
  9. An intelligently designed portfolio of protection across multiple asset classes and territories
  10. Advice on how best to manage your risks - to keep you safe but also to keep insurance costs down
  11. Expert guidance on valuations, security and risk management, and connecting you with specialist advisers and suppliers
  12. Direct phone, mobile and email access to your adviser for questions and advice. We aim to respond to emails within 60 minutes
  13. Policy documents emailed to you - no logins and passwords to remember
  14. An advocate beside you if you make a claim - thinking laterally to mitigate the impact, making useful connections to get you back up and running; driving through to a swift and fair financial settlement

Oh, and...

  • No call centres
  • No ‘hold’ music
  • No hidden fees

*subject to availability with our insurer panel

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