Principled, passionate,

Sabai provides ethical and biosafety review and support that leads with science and differentiates with service.


The meaning of Sabai

Whether translated as comfort, tranquility, or inner peace, the word “sabai” conveys the sense that all is well.

And that’s what we deliver.

With more credentialed biosafety professionals than any other organization in the world, we built our company on a culture of partnership and service, to our clients and the participants and providers they support in their research.

That means we won’t just read you the regulations; we provide applied knowledge and strategy to increase your understanding and advance your research goals in a safe and expedited manner. For our clients and partners, the Sabai experience means calm, confident assurance amidst the dynamic landscape of a complex industry.

Experience what Sabai can do for you, and what we can do together to advance development and access to patient treatments.

IRB Review

A premier AAHRPP accredited institutional review board (IRB) offering ethical review services and delivering protection and oversight for participants in clinical research across all therapeutic areas. We strive to be the leading IRB partner in advancing safe, ethical and compliant clinical trials to accelerate the next evolution in advanced therapies.

IBC Review

Best-in-class institutional biosafety committee (IBC) safeguarding medical and healthcare workers, participants families, and the environment and community. Our unmatched scientific expertise provides regulatory clarity and safety in cell and gene therapy clinical trials, with engaged, personal, superior support throughout the review process.

Consulting Services

Providing custom approaches to advance specific client needs, processes, and projects—from our most popular Concierge IRB and IBC submission services enabling accelerated review timelines, to creation of SOPs to supporting site efforts in drug dosing and storage, our experts help find better ways to do important work in a cost-effective and sustainable manner.


Our Mission

At Sabai, we support, facilitate, and expedite development and access of ethically safe and effective treatments for conditions which otherwise may go untreated.

Our mission is to provide the clinical research community with superior expertise and white-glove service for ethical review and biosafety support. Infusing our people-first focus, principles, and passion into these services provides inner peace (“sabai”) to participants, CROs, Sponsors, foundations, and health professionals.

Our Collaborators

What Our Clients Say

"Christine was very patient with our questions and did a great job explaining and helping the site learn—[made] the process incredibly seamless and we look forward to our next project together."

Dakota Gaines CenExel

"Many thanks for your excellent service. [You’ve] been the easiest and most collaborative and communicative IRB to work with. Hoping to cross paths again!"

Gina Gorgone Simone Sr. Project Leader, Emmes

"The best vendor I have ever worked with."

Associate Director of Clinical Operations Merck

"We love you guys."

Research Safety Associate Director over Biosafety University of California-San Diego

"Accelerated our timelines and beat our projections for our sponsor, with the added complexity of IBC on top of IRB regulatory."

Study Start-Up Director MedPace CRO

"Every time I interact with your team I walk away with a smile. For Shield, Heidi has been my lifesaver: pragmatic, understanding, and action-oriented. I have come to her feeling overwhelmed and unsure of how to tackle complex issues, and within the span of a single call she develops a plan and I am able to walk away with 1000 pounds lifted off my shoulder."

BSO Pharmaceutical Company

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