Research Center Profile:
Biofortis Clinical Research
Nutrition and Weight Loss
Obstetrics/Gynecology (Women’s Health)
Biofortis Clinical Research is a dedicated research facility with experience in Phase II through Phase IV pharmaceutical trials. Many nutrition and food industry trials have also been completed. The center conducts clinical research to evaluate the safety and health effects of investigational drug products, nutriceuticals, and food industry components. While the site has special emphasis on cholesterol management, we also conduct trials in clinical nutrition, obesity, diabetes, hypertension, cognition, women’s health, men’s health, and other conditions.
Dr. Kevin Maki, Ph D, originally founded Provident Clinical Research in 2007. The company was recently acquired by Biofortis, a subdivision of Meuriux Nutrisciences in April 2011. This merger has expanded our capabilities within nutritional research.
At Biofortis, our mission is to advance the science of chronic disease prevention through innovative research. In doing so, we hope to contribute to the development of safe and effective ways to help people live longer, healthier lives.
- Dealing ethically and honestly with our clients
- Producing quality work, on time, and within budget
- Minimizing sources of client frustration
- Realizing a fair profit at a reasonable cost to our clients
Number of Studies Conducted: 200+
Number of Active Patients in the Database: 5,000+
Regulatory Submission Turn-Around Time: 1 Business Day(s)
Average Number of Total Patients Enrolled: 3500
Our areas of expertise and experience are in the fields of:
- Dyslipidemia / Lipid Metabolism
- Diabetes / Carbohydrate Metabolism
- Obesity / Metabolic Syndrome
- Cardiovascular Disease / Hypertension
- Clinical Nutrition / Functional Foods / Food Safety
- Epidemiology / Population Studies
- Exercise Physiology / Strength / Cardiopulmonary Fitness
- Men’s and Women’s Health
- Sexual Dysfunction
- Weight loss/Satiety
Selected Sponsors Biofortis has worked with:
- Abbott/Abbott Nutrition
- Amarin Pharma Inc
- Ardea Biosciences
- Arete Therapeutics, Inc
- Boehringer Ingelheim
- Eli Lilly
- Forest Labs
- Johnson & Johnson
- Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp
- Stratum Nutrition
Selected CROs Biofortis has worked with:
- Radiant Research & Development
- TKL Research
Biofortis Clinical Research is located in Addison, Illinois, a western suburb of Chicago, and occupies 9,765 square feet of dedicated research space. The city and the surrounding municipalities consist of an ethnically diverse population. There is access to public transportation via bus and the Wood Dale METRA train stop. The center is only 14 miles from Chicago O'Hare International Airport.
DIAGNOSTIC CAPABILITIES & EQUIPMENT
- Refrigerated centrifuge
- -20°C & -70°C freezers
- Fume Hood
- Full Laboratory
- Exercise Physiology Lab
- Endopat-2000 Lab
- Private exams rooms
- Carboyhdrate metabolism testing
- Emergency equipment
- 12-lead ECG
- Scales (full-body)
- Metabolic cart
- DEXA scan (with established vendor)
- Quantum II Bioelectrical Impedance Analyzer
- Cognitive testing
- Isokenitic Dynonameter Testing
ADDITIONAL SITE FEATURES & EXPERIENCE
- CLIA certified lab (waived testing)
- DEA licensed
- Dedicated monitoring rooms
- Dry ice
- High-speed wireless internet
- Phone & fax
- Temperature controlled locked drug storage
Dr. Kevin Maki, PhD: Dr. Maki has his PhD in Epidemiology/Public Health Sciences from University of Illinois at Chicago. He is a Diplomate and on the Board of Governors at the Accreditation Council for Clinical Lipidology. Additionally, he holds an Advanced Certification in Lipidology/Clinical Lipid Specialist, and is a Fellow at the National Lipid Association. Dr Maki has been published extensively and has led many studies in the field of cardiovascular disease, lipidology, metabolism, and nutrition.
Dr. Andrea Lawless MD: Dr. Andrea Lawless is a Board Certified Internal Medicine Physician and a Diplomate of the American Board of Clinical Lipidology. Her training was done at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois. She joined Biofortis in 2008.
Dr. Kathleen Kelley MD: Dr. Kathleen Kelley is a Board Certified Internal Medicine Physician and a certified Medical Review Officer. Her training was done at Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Illinois. She joined Biofortis in 2009.
There is a physician on site during all the open hours of the clinic. A physician is available 24 hours per day for emergencies and study related issues.
- 4 Experienced Coordinators
- 2 Certified Coordinators
- 2 Certified Medical Assistants
- 4 Research Assistants
- 2 Registered Dieticians
- Registered Nurse
- Lab Manager
- Office Manager
- Site Director
DuPage County has an estimated population of 932,670 (U.S. Census Bureau 2006 estimate). Addison and its surrounding municipalities consist of an ethnically diverse population. Our current location is exposed to an estimated 33,900 vehicles daily.
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