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Who we are

Atlantia Clinical Trials is a full-service, ICH-GCP compliant, Contract Research Organisation (CRO). We are a world-class company renowned for delivering human clinical studies in the following areas:

Functional Foods and Beverages
Prebiotics, Probiotics and Microbiome-based therapeutics

We perform acute, observational, PK, PD, pivot, efficacy, and intervention studies to ICH-GCP standards to advance research and support evidence-based final product claims. We strive to offer the highest quality science while maintaining a cost-conscious approach to maximize the value proposition for each of our clients.

Our Mission

At Atlantia, we continuously strive towards improving human health & wellbeing through nutrition research. From the onset of the development of our unique business model, we have shared a common mission. We have prospered with the central vision and values that our diverse team has carved out.


To enhance and simplify global research for consumers everywhere.

  • Innovation & learning: continuously seek innovative ways and/technologies to grow the business and encourage creativity and learning from mistakes
  • People: teamwork and collaboration- we achieve more together, with openness, transparency, trust, respect, accountability and support
  • Solutions focus: a future-focused, goal-orientated approach, leveraging resilience, strengths and resources for pursuit of improved outcomes
  • Client value creation: being open, responsive and adaptive to clients changing needs and consistently delivering value
  • Passion for excellence: continuously striving to improve the quality of our work and outputs and always giving our best effort
  • Our values shape our culture and define our character.
  • Our vision gives us direction for the future of global research.
  • Our commitment to pursuing our common mission has yielded positive results in the 10 years of business

Dedicated to providing world-class clinical solutions, to worldwide industry leaders

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Our Journey

We are a CRO with a unique history. Atlantia was born in 2011, when a team of experts at the world-renowned APC Microbiome Institute (UCC Teagasc collaborative SFI funded research centre), identified a significant opportunity to create an innovative, food-focused, state-of-the art clinical trials centre in Cork, Ireland.
As a spin-out, we have developed a unique business model that combines very strong ties with the academic community but operates as an independent Contract Research Organisation (CRO) where the Intellectual Property (IP) belongs to the sponsor.
Over the course of time, through dedication and a clear vision, Atlantia underwent brand development and market scoping, establishing the expertise and strategies to provide clinical trials and other expertise to food companies. Through this Atlantia has developed into a leading, world class, reputable CRO.
Currently, Atlantia has expanded their operations to the medical, microbiome-based therapeutics and cosmeceuticals sectors.


February 2011

Founded by team of researchers in APC Microbiome Ireland in University College Cork (UCC).


May 2012

Spun out of UCC.


June 2013

8 Employees.


August 2015

Due to Atlantia’s rapid expansion, Atlantia moved to an independent premise in Blackrock, Cork.


December 2017

Following on from this, in 2017 due to subsequent exponential growth, Atlantia moved to its current facility in Blackpool, Cork.


March 2018

Atlantia’s team grew to 30 highly qualified employees, including researchers trained to postdoctoral level, research nurses, nutritionists and medical doctors and management and operations personnel.


March 2019

Atlantia launches Chicago Clinic. This significant milestone in Atlantia’s development, was marked by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar.


January 2020

Professor Ted Dinan, joins Atlantia as Medical Director.


June 2020

Cork Clinic moved to a bigger facility, over 50 employees of staff.


May 2021

Atlantia expands their offering to the beauty and skin market.


October 2021

Atlantia hits a new employee milestone overpassing 75 clinical research experts of staff.



We are proud of our growth to date and will continue to look into a prosperous future abiding by our core vision and values.

Our Business Model

Atlantia has over 10 years experience serving a global client base of some of the world’s largest food, ingredient and probiotics companies worldwide. We provide personalized end-to-end clinical trial solutions, from design to health claim, we have capabilities to manage all aspects of a trial from study design to the desired outcome.

Atlantia continually seeks to improve their capacity for conducting innovative high-quality clinical trials adapted to sponsor’s needs. We pride ourselves on our flawless track record in delivery on time and on budget.

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Our Clinical Expertise

Some of our extensive clinical expertise areas include: Gastrointestinal, Healthy aging, Physical activity & sports, Nutritional, Stress & cognitive, Metabolic, Bone & joint, Immunity, Microbiome, Skin and Women's health.
Our research team will partner with you to identify the best endpoints according to the main health area and the indication you aim to obtain a health claim or provide scientific efficacy data.

We have multinational and multi-centre capabilities thanks to operating our own clinic sites in Cork, Ireland and Chicago, Illinois.

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