Research Center Profile:
Premier Research Clinical Research Centers - Phoenix
Dental and Oral Health
Infections and Infectious Diseases
Obstetrics/Gynecology (Women’s Health)
Premier Research is a dedicated clinical research center located in Phoenix, Arizona. The research center has multiple experienced investigators and a full-time Premier Research staff that is highly trained and experienced. Premier Research exemplifies an expertise of almost 20 years in this rigorous and competitive area of clinical research.
Our group of clinical research coordinators is comprised of over 50 percent licensed staff including registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and emergency paramedics. On average, the clinical research coordinators have four years experience in clinical trials. The site offers state-of-the-art recruiting and research facilities plus the ability to handle the most scientifically demanding trials in a range of therapeutic areas.
Premier Research is dedicated to providing a full range of services meeting each client's individual needs, whether based on the conduct of a single study, or a series of studies. Services offered include:
Rapid Feasibility Assessments
Informed Consent Form Development
Source Document Development
Rapid IRB Submission
Rapid Subject Recruitment utilizing extensive subject databases
Specimen Collection and Processing
Data Collection using both paper CRF and eCRF
Collection of Patient Reported Outcomes (PROs) using electronic and paper diaries
Access to Premier Research Group’s CRO services
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Regulatory Submission Turn-Around Time:
7 Business Day(s)
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Our experience includes more than 350+ in-patient and out-patient studies in the following phases and therapeutic areas:
Phase II - IV
Total hip replacement
Headache (migraine and tension)
Lower back pain
Lower back pain
Post-op nausea and vomiting
Restless Leg Syndrome
The research center, located on a city bus route, has the capability to perform rapid, proof-of-concept, dose-ranging, and single or multiple dose studies. Within the facility are both private rooms, and dormitory style accommodations, allowing for extended stay studies, and for the performance of in-patient multiple- or single-day pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic studies. An overview of the facilities includes:
Centralized Call Center
Overnight stay capability
14 hospital beds
8 non-hospital beds
Food preparation areas
Lounge and quiet areas
10 cardiac telemetry units
PK sample storage and refrigerated centrifuges
24 hour temperature monitoring and alert notification system
On-site x-ray equipment
Negative flow vent hood and compounding pharmacy
In addition, conference rooms and dedicated CRA offices make for a congenial and comfortable working environment for sponsor visitors and monitors.
Kyle Patrick, DO, Medical Director
Dr. Patrick has 8 years of experience in the clinical research industry. Since joining Premier Research, he has served as Principal Investigator on clinical trials in analgesia and general medicine. Prior to joining Premier Research, Dr. Patrick practiced in private medicine, and held the positions of Medical Director at Sports Performance Specialists and Medical Director and Principal Investigator at Ascent Clinical Research, both in Scottsdale, AZ, Staff Physician at Cigna Healthcare and Mollen Clinic and Chief Medical Officer at Dedicated Phase I, all in Phoenix, AZ, Investigator at Pivotal Research Center in Mesa, AZ, and Principal Investigator at Radiant Research in Chandler, AZ. He has served as Assistant Clinical Professor at Midwestern University - Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine in Glendale, AZ. Dr. Patrick received his B.S. from Oregon State University, and his doctorate in osteopathic medicine from the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, MO. Midwestern University GME Consortium in Phoenix, AZ, was the site of his Family Medicine Residency. He is certified with the American Board of Osteopathic Family Practice. Dr. Patrick is the co-author of two publications in peer-reviewed medical journals. His Phase I-III research experience is in the therapeutic areas of analgesia, cardiovascular, dermatology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, genitourinary, neuroscience, ophthalmology, respiratory, rheumatology, vaccines, and healthy adult volunteers.
Premier Research Group in Phoenix, AZ has numerous contractors that are essential contributors to each successful study. Other sub-investigators include anesthesiologists, general surgeons, oral surgeons, podiatrists and other local physicians with specialized practices in the Phoenix area.
Permanent, full-time and part-time staff include registered nurses, licensed vocational nurses, paramedics, emergency medical technicians, clinical assistants, laboratory technicians and pharmacists.
All clinical staff are BLS certified with several staff having ACLS certification to ensure participant safety. Many of our Clinical Research Coordinators are ACRP (CCRC) or SoCRA (CCRP) certified. Our research physicians who oversee the studies are board-certified and provide expert medical attention to study participants during a clinical trial.
All of the site managers, study coordinators, patient recruitment specialists, and support personnel are Premier Research employees. They are specifically and extensively trained and know how to work efficiently to facilitate the conduct of your study.
Patient testing and evaluation are vitally important in drug trials, especially in areas such as analgesia, where data is mainly derived from subjective reports. Our personnel are trained in consistent evaluation and assessment techniques leading to highly reliable and valid data for informed program decisions and subsequent submissions to various regulatory bodies. Our experienced clinical staff have used a multitude of eCRF and eDiary systems allowing them to accurately collect and enter study data with limited queries and excellent turnaround time.
We also have a comprehensive training program that involves new-hire and ongoing study-specific development at all levels.
A proven Quality Assurance (QA) program minimizes site errors and allows for cleaner data. What we learn from internal QA audits is proactively applied to staff retraining.
The city of Phoenix records a diverse population of almost 1.5 million people. The Phoenix metropolitan area records a population of 4.2 million persons. Several branch campuses of
Arizona State University, as well as the state government are located in Phoenix. The population is educated and informed regarding the benefits of clinical research of both medications and devices.
In addition, with a database of over 13,000 subjects for both healthy studies and studies in numerous other therapeutic areas, the research center has refined the process of subject recruitment through its extensive experience in recruiting clinical trials. The research center has a 97% enrollment rate (defined as the number of participants enrolled into a study divided by the contracted number). Other companies generate high volumes of potential participants but through targeted marketing and specific pre-screening performed by a centralized call center, the clinical research center patient recruitment department provides high quality evaluable subjects.
Our research center is well experienced with central IRBs, having currently or recently used the services of Sterling IRB, Schulman Associates IRB, IntegReview, Quorum IRB, and Copernicus IRB, to name a few. IRB selection is made by the research center if one is not pre-determined by the study sponsor. IRB submissions, consent form creation, and turn around times are quick and handled by in house personnel especially identified for this specific area of the research process.
Premier Research also has a dedicated clinical research center in Austin, Texas.
Stephen E. Daniels, DO, Medical Director
Clinical Research Center
3200 Red River, Suite 301
Austin, TX 78705
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