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Pharma & Life Sciences

Accurate, reliable and fast document processing - easily add viewing, collaboration and document manipulation into your Pharma software.

Proven Stability and Market Reputation


We needed a standards-compliant, scalable, and resilient SDK for serving PDF files to clients, whereas previously, we had relied on open-source and commercial PDF libraries. PDFTron consolidated all the smaller components into a single set of mature ones and provided for our needs perfectly.

John Lazenby

Technical Development Director, Phlexglobal

PDFTron is so present and gets so involved in our problems. They have helped our engineering team scale quickly, move faster, and deploy faster without having to hire a lot of people. It’s like having...

Ryan Whitham

CEO and Co-Founder, Papercurve

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Accurate & Secure Document Viewing

Have CRA’s securely view, inspect & verify source documentation in a browser or a native app from anywhere -- no servers or plugins required. Let users upload over 30 file types and accurately display them across web, mobile, & desktop apps with a PDF rendering engine optimized over 20 years.

Review, Collaborate & Approve

Enable real-time collaboration on clinical documentation between Sponsors, CROs, and Sites. Have multiple authors annotate the same document & reply to comment threads directly in the browser. Define user permissions, approval power and annotation options.

Assemble & Anonymize Documents

Assemble your eCTD for submittal with straightforward APIs. Enable users to quickly modify pages, and split and merge documents. Create a table of contents with bookmarks or add hyperlink annotations to jump to location in a document. Combine with redaction to permanently anonymize patient identifiers.

Fully Customizable UI/UX

Increase adoption and productivity by simplifying the open source UI for non-tech savvy users. For power users create a more robust UI with custom annotation appearances, form building tools and more.

Built-in Pharma & Life Sciences Features

Real-time Collaboration

Upload PDFs, images, Word, Excel files and let users highlight, add shapes, make notes and respond to comments directly in the browser. Have multiple authors work on the same document in real time while controlling who can view, edit and annotate source files.

Add Annotations

Drop in any of the 26 pre-built PDF annotation types to give users the ability to mark up, comment and stamp documents. Create customized annotation appearances to add your own unique stamps and shapes to specialized workflows.

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Version Control & Audit Trails

Keep notes, comments and other annotations separate from original source documentation by storing annotation in a separate XFDF file. Add in approval logic, track changes in an audit trail or merge annotations directly into documents.

Document Security

Prevent sensitive documents from being shared by overlaying a userID, timestamp and IP address when accessing files. Add document encryption and remove the ability to download, print or select text from a document.

Document Manipulation & Assembly

Programmatically assemble source documents for submittal to regulatory agencies. Merge, rotate, crop, shrink or split documents with straightforward and intuitive APIs.

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Embed free-form redaction in your app to let users permanently remove sensitive information from source documents. Add automated redaction to your workflows to search and anonymize patient information.

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Generate PDFs

Create PDF files from text and form data within your application without using any external dependencies or drivers. Generate new PDFs by converting 30+ file formats – includes Microsoft Office documents and scanned images.

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Digital Signatures

Let Investigators sign electronic case report forms with electronic freehand ink or by uploading uploading a high-resolution image. And authenticate signatures by embedding and extracting timestamps and certificates.

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Data Capture with Forms

Give users the flexibility to capture clinical trial data through fillable, interactive PDF forms. Let CRAs capture data onsite entirely client-side -- with no server or external dependencies. Extract data into a central database before flattening and time stamping as source documentation. Easily add, update or create a new form within your app.

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Extract and Locate Data

Locate important data in source documentation by converting PDFs into readable Unicode text and extracting characters, words, and form fields. Populate a full-text search engine to search across source documents or programmatically search predefined locations. Automatically detect tables, and extract the information as XML or HTML.

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Add Even More Functionality

Speed time to market with the most complete PDF SDK on the market -- supporting all major platforms, 30+ file formats, and hundreds of other unique features.

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