We are a leading expert contract research organization (CRO), experienced in performing clinical trials and clinical development activities in Bulgaria and Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) with a unique services profile.

Our team
“Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.”  Aristotle

Our philosophy is to do more with less without compromising the quality.


How we are different:

  • Therapeutic Expertise
  • CEE Experts
  • Leading Regional Clinical Research Organization – Our footprint enables us to help you with your needs in the region
  • CRO-solution provider – We provide professional yet flexible solutions for your clinical research programs as well as solutions for “Rescue Trials”
  • Bespoke products – With a wide portfolio of services as well as customized bespoke products based on market research and our continuous striving to meet clients' needs, we can offer you the best solutions time- and moneywise
  • Cost Effective – Competitive Prices

Emilia Petkova MD, MBA – CEO and Medical Director

Emilia has over 20 years of combined experience in health services and clinical research during which she has held a broad range of managing and executive positions. She brings her wealth of expertise, operational and managing experience with a constant focus and passion to accelerate and broaden MEDResearch’s success.




Zornitsa Yancheva, MCs - CFO

Zornitsa  brings broad experience in corporate financing as well as banking. Her background enables her to be commercially aware and provide valuable effective strategic planning. She is responsible for the company’s finances, administration and operations.

At MEDResearch we understand that a company’s greatest asset and competitive advantage are its employees. We offer our team continuous training and ongoing encouragement to develop their own expertise and specialisations - contributing to their personal growth but also providing added value to our clients.

“Staff quality and experience is key to our commitment of delivering excellence. Within our team we focus on collaboration and personal development to ensure we accomplish our goals”

Emilia Petkova MD




MEDResearch was founded in 2002 by two medical doctors as one of the first privately owned CRO companies in Bulgaria. Since then, MEDResearch has been performing clinical research in human and veterinary medicines in this growing and dynamic region of the world. Our regional focus, experienced project managers, upper management involvement and high client satisfaction has helped us develop and improve our services. Managed by a team of clinical research professionals with broad industry experience, MEDResearch combines the benefits of the region with a thorough understanding of international research standards.


We offer access to a unique network of renowned clinical research experts. We have more than 10 years of experience in drug development and the successful organization and performance of national and multinational clinical studies in CNS, Dermatology, Oncology, as well as other therapeutic areas.