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We are a niche CRO

We understand the importance of bringing new treatments to market efficiently and effectively, while ensuring the safety and well-being of study participants. Whether it’s a new or rescue clinical trial, we are excited to partner with our clients to help them achieve their research goals and ultimately make a positive impact on global healthcare. We are passionate about what we do and strive to provide our clients with the support and expertise they need to achieve their research goals.


Why we stand out!!

A Clinical Research Organization founded by a Woman of Color and led by an All-Women C-Suite with 100+ years of collective experiencein the biopharma industry.

KICS is a niche CRO integrating clinical services with a unique business model based in Team Science and Interdisciplinarity which allows for greater flexibility while delivering high quality on clinical trials.

The members of the C-Suite have worked in both large and small biotech and pharma companies, serving in leadership roles and leading large teams across varying therapeutic areas

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Experience The Difference With Our CRO Services

We are a dedicated team of experienced professionals committed to advancing medical research and improving patient outcomes through high-quality clinical trial services.We are poised to revolutionize clinical research and drive positive change in the industry.

The foundation of our values based on kindness, integrity, commitment, and strength drive our mission to deliver exemplary therapeutics by partnering with our clients toward a shared commonality of serving patients, communities, and the global environment.

Our focus on innovation, diversity, and inclusivity sets us apart from other CROs, and we are excited to make a positive impact on the industry.

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Integrated Clinical Services

We Have Over 100+ Years of Collective Experience in the Biopharma Industry

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Meet Our Team

Led by an All-Women C-Suite

We are Passionate about What We Do and Strive to Provide Our Clients with the Support and Expertise they Need to Achieve their Research Goals

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Tina has a passion for continually advancing health and improving the lives of people. She has over 20 years of leadership experience in clinical operations and project/program management.

Tina Karunaratne

Founder and Chief Excecutive Officer
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Laura has more than 30 years in healthcare starting her career in the operating room as a surgical technician to put herself through nursing school after which she worked as an ICU nurse at Cleveland Clinic and Massachusetts General Hospital.

Laura LaRosa

Chief Innovation Officer
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Mariem has almost 20 years’ experience in Clinical Quality Assurance (CQA) activities, from setting up Quality Management Systems (QMS) to training and developing aspiring junior CQA auditors both in the UK and globally.

Mariem Sarghini

Chief Operations Officer
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Lisa has over 20 years of experience in Biometrics, Data Management, and Project Management. She has worked across a number of different therapeutic areas.

Lisa Kang

Chief Data and Development Officer
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Melahat has clinical research career spanning more than 25 years which includes research management at Massachusetts General Hospital and Tufts Medical Center in Boston.

Melahat Samali

Chief Project Officer (CPO)
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Ljiljana Minwalla is a business and IP lawyer with over 18 years of industry experience advising early- to late-stage biotechnology companies through complex legal environments. Ljiljana has worked across multiple modalities, technologies and therapeutic indications.

Ljiljana Minwalla

General Counsel
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Karuna Integrated Clinical Services (KICS) has been launched today by a woman of color with an all-women C-Suite.

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