Behavioral Pharma


High-Quality, Reproducible Results for
In Vivo Preclinical Pharmacology Research

We help you maximize research productivity and obtain accurate results swiftly with our validated preclinical behavioral models.

Our experienced scientists offer a collaborative, hands-on approach that provides insights throughout the research process, from design to implementation and data review, ensuring precise data collection.

About Behavioral Pharma

What We Do:
We are a privately-owned CRO that provides personalized in vivo preclinical testing specifically tailored to behavioral neuroscience research. We provide extensive expert-led behavioral assessments and procedures categorized under neurodegeneration, anxiety, cognition, drug abuse susceptibility, motor functionality, pain, depression, and schizophrenia. In addition, we execute pharmacokinetic studies and procedures like brain cannula implantation and CSF sampling, coupled with vivarium services.
Who We Work With:
We partner with esteemed researchers, scientists, and organizations in academia, neuroscience, biotech, and pharmaceutical industries. Our collaborations span leading academic institutions and innovative biotech startups, forming robust global partnerships.
Where We Operate:
Located in coastal San Diego, California, our cutting-edge laboratory occupies over 3000 sq ft. It includes dedicated testing rooms, a fully equipped surgery suite, an on-site vivarium, and advanced data analysis facilities. Accredited by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) and equipped with a fully functional Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), our facility ensures absolute care and compliance.
How We Help You:
By blending our preclinical behavioral pharmacology expertise with your field’s proficiency, we co-develop robust protocols to fulfill your specific scientific requirements. Our experienced scientists are here to guide you through the research process. From protocol development to data interpretation, we work with you to ensure the efficient and effective achievement of your research objectives.
What Makes Us Different:
We place a premium on quality, reliability, and reproducibility in data collection, analysis, and interpretation. We maintain strong client relationships by providing direct access to lead scientists and adaptability in study design which sets us apart as a trusted research partner. With a commitment to validated scientific methods and ethical standards, we deliver exceptional support for your research needs.

Comprehensive Behavioral Research Services

To meet the research needs of scientists, CSOs, and CEOs across various sectors, including academia, neuroscience, and pharmaceutical industries globally, we offer various models focusing on behavioral neuroscience.

Core Testing Models:

Additional Services:

We offer dedicated testing rooms, a fully equipped surgery suite, and advanced data analysis facilities to also provide:

Building Collaborative Relationships in Academia and Industry

Marc R. Azar, Ph.D

Marc R. Azar, Ph.D., is Behavioral Pharma’s Founder and Chief Scientific Officer.He holds a Ph.D. in Biobehavioral Health from The Pennsylvania State University and postdoctoral training in Neuropharmacology from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), offering extensive expertise in behavioral neuroscience.

Dr. Azar was a long-time collaborator with the Committee on the Neurobiology of Addictive Disorders at TSRI, after founding Behavioral Pharma in 2001. Dr. Azar focuses his research on a wide range of CNS disorders with particular focus on addiction research. With over two decades of experience, he has been the driving force behind Behavioral Pharma since its inception in 2001. His passion for collaboration and client satisfaction has fostered strong relationships with decision-makers in academia, neuroscience, biotech, and pharmaceutical industries.

Dr. Azar’s skills span executive management, strategic planning, resource targeting, regulatory compliance, and fiscal responsibility. His leadership guarantees exceptional delivery of in-vivo preclinical testing services. Emphasizing custom attention to protocol development and implementation,  he minimizes costs while maximizing productivity for clients. 

Marc R. Azar, Ph.D

Partnering with Behavioral Pharma

Get Expert Support In Behavioral Neuropharmacology Research

Gain reliable insights with our expert-led testing services, helping you avoid the pitfalls of inadequate support and ensuring rigorous data collection, analysis, and interpretation.
Mitigate risks and protect your reputation by partnering with a CRO that efficiently guides you through regulatory guidelines, preventing potential legal and ethical challenges associated with non-compliance.
Optimize your research timeline with Behavioral Pharma’s swift data analysis, ensuring streamlined progress and avoiding setbacks that can impact subsequent phases of development.
Get tailor-made preclinical testing services that put you in control of your research, allowing you to customize every aspect to align with your objectives, avoiding the limitations of a one-size-fits-all approach.
Maximize collaboration and problem-solving capabilities in your research with our transparent and communicative approach, providing consistent updates, expert insights, and personalized recommendations to enhance your study outcomes.

Reach Out Today to Discuss Your Research Needs

We look forward to working with you on a customized testing model.