Who we are

Ora is the world’s leading independent ophthalmic development firm. Founded by Mark B. Abelson, MD, over 30 years ago, Ora’s success has been built upon a foundation of clinical excellence. We strive to continuously optimize the design and implementation of our clinical trials by conducting a “Research-on-Research” approach to our work. We also commit to our sponsor companies and investigators that every one of our studies will be conducted with the highest level of professionalism, quality, and care.

Our world-class network of investigators (OraNet) includes a wide array of medical professionals with varied expertise across the fields of ophthalmology, optometry, dermatology, pediatrics and allergy. To meet the diverse demands of Ora’s global clinical studies, we seek out qualified and dedicated medical professionals across a broad geographic area. Our highly selective site evaluation process looks at skill sets, integrity, and organizational abilities for consideration as an investigative site. Whether your site specializes in ophthalmology, dermatology, or otolaryngology, Ora will provide you with the opportunity to participate in studies designed with your capabilities and research interests in mind.