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Columbus Clinical Research

Center Information

Amanda Reeves, CCRC
Site Operations Manager
Columbus Clinical Research
99 N. Brice Rd Suite 260
Columbus, OH 43213
614-501-6164 ext 2006
614-501-6165 (fax)
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Therapeutic Areas

Cardiology/Vascular Diseases
Nutrition and Weight Loss
Pulmonary/Respiratory Diseases

Center Overview

Columbus Clinical Research was founded by Dr. Samir Arora, a proven leader with more than 12 years of clinical research experience. We are an independent, multi-therapeutic outpatient clinical research center located in Columbus Ohio, specializing in Phase I-IV clinical trials. CCR gives thousands of citizens in Central Ohio the opportunity to participate in clinical trials and research. CCR strives to be the area's most proactive provider of reliable clinical data to pharmaceutical companies and the general public in order to advance medical treatments and help improve humanity's quality of life. We also believe we can replace the public's fear and misconception of clinical research with a full understanding and appreciation of the positive impact clinical trials have on the lives of participants worldwide.

Clinical Research Experience

Our research center has been conducting phase I-IV trials since 2006. We have worked on nearly 100 clinical trials with numerous pharmaceutical companies including:

  • MedPace
  • Novartis
  • Pfizer
  • Merck
  • Purdue
  • Takeda
  • Premier Research
  • Sanofi Aventis
  • GlaxoSmith Klein
  • Pozen
  • Bayer
  • Forest
  • Schering Plough
  • Wyeth
  • Pleiad
  • Cephalon
  • Novum
  • Omthera
  • King
  • Abbott
  • Amylin
  • Boehringer-Ingelheim
  • Sanofi Pasteur
  • Sanofi Aventis

Our areas of research have included the following:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Hypercholesterolemia
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Chronic Pain
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sleep
  • Alzheimers
  • Gout
  • Obesity
  • Womens Health
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Asthma

Facility Description

CCR provides outpatient services in a modern 9,500 square foot facility. At Columbus Clinical Research, we have climate-controlled, secure drug storage rooms, dedicated monitor rooms with high speed broadband internet connection for remote data entry (RDE) access, on-site long-term storage, conference room, lobby waiting area, six exam rooms, equipped kitchen, and free parking. A referring hospital, x-ray facility and endoscopy facility are all nearby. Other important features include:

IATA certified. The IATA (International Air Transport Association) has specific guidelines for handling and transportation of dangerous goods/hazardous substances. All personnel handling these substances require certification. Columbus Clinical Research is IATA certified.

Columbus Clinical Research Laboratories are CLIA certified. Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA). This program monitors all clinical laboratories for compliance to federal (42 Code of Federal Regulations Part 493 Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 - CLIA) and state requirements (Ohio Revised Code Chapter 3725 Plasmapheresis Centers)

  • IATA and CLIA certified
  • -80 degree freezer
  • -20 degree freezer
  • Overnight visits
  • 10 patient beds
  • 10 patient exam rooms
  • ECG machine
  • Spirometry
  • PK draws
  • Refrigerated centrifuge
  • Checkpoint wireless temperature monitoring system
  • Patient lounge
  • Wireless internet
  • Conference room
  • 5 dedicated monitoring rooms
  • Double locked, monitored drug room all with internet, printer and fax access
  • Long term storage for archived materials
  • Nearest hospital is Mount Carmel East, located 1 mile away
  • Documentation of temperature logs taken daily of both freezer and refrigerator
  • Contract with X-Ray facility located within 5 mile

Investigator Experience


Dr. Arora went to medical school in Manipal, India. He then did his residency at Hamot Medical Center in Erie PA. During his residency he worked on multiple original research studies one of those on breast feeding received national attention garnering interviews on major networks and newspapers. Since then Dr. Arora has been involved in clinical research acting as principle investigator or sub investigator on over 100 studies. He holds the prestigious CPI designation by the ACRP. He is the president and medical director of Columbus Clinical Research and is actively involved in the running of the company.

Staff Expertise

Columbus Clinical Research has a staff of 7 full time Clinical Research Coordinators, 3 full time Research Assistants, A Patient Recruitment Team, Data Entry Coordinator and a Budgets and Regulatory Specialist. All Staff are trained in GCP's and hold CITI and IATA certifications.

We have a Quality assurance Program

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