Primary Trial Site

The nerve centre of Vx Pharma is in Gauteng, an economically active metropolis spanning the cities of Johannesburg and Pretoria. The 10-million strong community of Gauteng comprises 20% of South Africa’s population and is responsible for a third of the country’s GDP. Within a radius of 10km from our location, the following 4 private and 2 public hospitals serve as exceptional patient referral networks and secondary sites for specialised clinical evaluation projects:

Metro Clinics
Tswane District Hospital
Steve Biko Academic Hospital
Life Eugene Marais Private hospital
Life Wilgers Private Hospital
Medi Clinic Private Heart Hospital

A close relationship with the Clinical Research Unit at the University of Pretoria, a valued patient screening and referral partner, allows Vx Pharma access to the vast patient population at one of South Africa’s largest medical centres: Steve Biko Academic Hospital.

Syzygy Clinical Research Services:

Our phase 3 and 4 outpatient trial business in Pretoria, Syzygy, gives Vx Pharma late-phase capabilities as well as unprecedented access to outpatients for inpatient studies through their exclusive strategic alliance with the company’s founders: The Intercare Group.

The Intercare Group operates 15 medical and dental centres around the country, managing the healthcare needs of over 600 000 patients per annum. The group also has two sub-acute hospitals and two day hospitals, where specialists and doctors conduct the following types of day surgery: dental surgery, dermatology, ENT, gastroenterology, general surgery, gynaecology, maxillo-facial surgery, ophthalmology, orthopaedic surgery, periodontics, plastic surgery and urology.

Site Management Organisation (SMO)

Vx Pharma has established itself as a capable and worthy role player in South Africa’s clinical research arena. Besides management’s collective skills and our state-of-the-art resources, the ability to expand through an impressive network of alliance partner trial sites and upscale patient numbers for bigger trials allows us to carry out the full spectrum of SMO duties.

Affiliation with Life Wilgers Hospital

In addition to the resources available to us through The Intercare Group, we also have the benefit of patient referral from, as well as referral for specialised procedures to, the cardiologists, paediatricians, surgeons and physicians affiliated to Life Wilgers Hospital.

Our exclusive affiliation with Life Wilgers Hospital and the Intercare Group provides us with access to world-class medical services and specialist care:

Services and medical care accessible through our exclusive affiliation
with Life Wilgers Hospital and the Intercare Group

Medical support

Primary and specialist care


Fully equipped ICU with state-of-the-art monitoring and life support equipment24-hour accident and emergency unit with dedicated helicopter landing pad

Radiology services, including nuclear medicine, CT scanner, MRI scanner and X-rays

Pathology services

Urodynamic unit

Oncology unit

Infertility clinic

Woundcare clinic

Primary care GPs CardiologyCardiothoracic surgery


Ear, nose and throat surgery

General surgery




Internal medicine

Gynaecology and Obstetrics

Maxillofacial and oral surgery



Nuclear medicine


Orthopaedic surgery



Plastic and reconstructive surgery




24 hr Pharmacy




Nursing services

Baby clinics