The institute for clinical research and development in Mainz (ikfe GmbH) was founded by Prof. Dr. Dr. Andreas Pfützner (MD, PhD) and partners in 1998 initially with the departments Clinical Research (CRO) and laboratory. In 2000 the academy was founded and in the late summer of the same year, ikfe’s own clinic was established to complete the full service portfolio. Since 2004 ikfe has also performed basic research in the area of pharmacogenetics and in December 2006 herefore obtained a Price of Innovation of the Federal State of Rhineland-Palatinate in this area as well as 2009 the award “Hidden Champion Mainz” in the category “Worldwide”.
ikfe offers first class services in both the area of clinical research and scientific marketing. It is specialized in the planning and support of pharmaceutical product developments and in the organisation and performance of scientific training programmes for managers, sales representatives and other customers. From Summer 2013, the extra-occupational Master’s programmes “Clinical Research” will be offered in cooperation with the European University of Applied Sciences (Europäische Fachhochschule, EUF).
ikfe renders services from one single source to its clients and demonstrates thereby utmost highest level of competence.
ManagementProf. Dr. Thomas Forst
Prof. Dr. Dr. Andreas Pfützner
Dr. Anke Pfützner
Year of establishment1998
CRO, clinic, laboratory, academy,
clinical trials for drug and medicinal
product development, product development in the field of pharmacogenetics,
part-time master course Clinical Research