Cytel is a multinational statistical software developer and contract research organization, headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. Cytel provides clinical trial design, implementation services, and statistical products primarily for the biotech and pharmaceutical development markets.
Cytel specializes in adaptive trials – a type of randomized clinical trial that allows modifications of ongoing trials while aiming to preserve the statistical validity and integrity of the study. Based on either frequentist or Bayesian statistics, adaptive trial designs are now widely accepted by government regulatory agencies including the United States Food and Drug Administration, European Medicines Agency, and Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency in early and later stage clinical studies.
As of January 2014, the company claims 25 large biopharmaceutical companies as users of its software to design, simulate, and analyze trials.
Highest paying job titles at Cytel Corporation include Software Engineer, Biostatistician, and Senior Biostatistician