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Clinical Research Unit


The Clinical Research Unit (CRU) offers space dedicated to research, providing an ideal environment to conduct studies safely and efficiently according to Good Clinical Practices (GCP). Our facility includes:
  • Research Nursing Staff
  • Investigational Drug Service
  • 4 exam rooms equipped with hospital bed or exam table
  • 2 over-sized infusion chairs
  • Lab processing & shipping
  • Computer access and printing capabilities in all exam rooms
  • ECG machines
  • Vital machines
  • Infusion pumps
  • Over-sized phlebotomy station
  • Available conference room for monitor visits



The CRU nursing staff consists of experienced, skilled nurses who demonstrate a high level of clinical expertise, critical thinking, and complex decision-making skills. They are attentive to the requirements for precision in the performance of study procedures.

  • Investigational product administration
  • IV access and infusions, including continuous monitoring
  • Routine and complex vital sign monitoring
  • Phlebotomy and timed specimen collections
Laboratory Services

Located in the CRU, the processing lab provides sample processing and shipping and includes a specimen refrigerator, -80º and -20º degree freezers, refrigerated and room temperature centrifuges, dry ice.

  • CLIA Waiver
  • Sample results reporting from LabCorp
  • UPS and LabCorp daily pick up for specimen shipping
  • Short-term sample storage (<6 months)
Investigational Drug Pharmacy Services

Located in the CRU, the Research Pharmacy provides investigational product (IP) receipt, preparation and dispensing, and accountability.

  • Investigational product (IP) receipt and inventory accountability
  • Secure, temperature-monitored IP storage (frozen, refrigerated, and room temperature)
  • Prepare IP per protocol, including blinded IP
  • Label and dispense IP per protocol
  • Dispose/destroy IP per regulations/requirements
  • Pharmacy binder maintenance