Research Center Profile:
Infections and Infectious Diseases
Our staff members have up to 22 years of experience working on clinical research protocols from phase I-IV Our entire team of research specialists are familiar with the high level of study conduct required for successfully performing detailed protocols.
The facility is conveniently located near major highways. We are 10 minutes from the Maine and 20 from the Massachusetts boarders. We are conveniently located near Boston or Manchester airports.. Visitors will enjoy the area's beautiful scenery, historic attractions and plentiful activities all within minutes of the ocean and beaches.
Comfort for our volunteers
Our site’s total office space with axillary rooms is 4,350 square feet.
Elevator access brings the volunteer into our 1,560 sq. foot, phase I unit, with 8 inpatient beds for overnight stays. The unit includes 4 private and 2 semi-private inpatient rooms with comfortable, adjustable hospital beds , 2 exam rooms, 1 consenting area,1 full kitchen and 1 kitchenette , 5 bathrooms a communal area with TV, music and games. Also within the unit are a washer/dryer, volunteer private lockers and 2 handicap-accessible showers. In addition, all rooms have TV and internet access. We have plenty of free onsite parking.
Fully equipped unit for Phase I trials
On-site equipment includes a -20°C & -70 C freezers, a refrigerated centrifuge, ambient centrifuges, IV pumps, temperature controlled locked refrigerators, and a fully equipped crash cart. A recruitment specialist and administrative area. An on-site lab has drawing stations and a packaging area for shipment of required specimens. Dry ice for shipping is available within minutes of our location. A locked temperature monitored storage area is also on site.
Our facility is able to use central Institutional Review Boards. All contract negotiation is also handled on site providing smoother,faster contract turnaround time.
A separate monitor area with internet access is also attached to the unit. The nursing/ physician area is right on the same floor.
Our team is the best combination of clinical expertise and quality, with subject care being the upmost important.
Our medical staff is focused on the safety and care all of our volunteers. We have a population of healthy volunteers as well as those individuals who have health issues available for clinical trials. Onsite physician and nursing coverage is 24/7 on site for all Phase I trials.
Terry Stubbs, MA, CCRC
Founder and President of APhazOne, Terry recognized the need for a professional Phase One unit that was able to use central IRB’s and offer quality staff and experience to northern New England.
For the past 18 years President and CEO of ActivMed Research, Terry has managed over 500 clinical trials and has over 27 years of healthcare management experience. She is an active member of the Drug Information Association and the Association of Clinical Research Professionals.
Ms. Stubbs has been a featured speaker for the industry speaking on topics such as clinical trial recruitment and site education at conferences throughout the U.S.
Michael McCartney, MD, CPI, Medical Director
Michael McCartney completed his training and residency at Brown University. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and has 22 years of experience in Internal Medicine and 20 years of experience working in Clinical Research. He has been Primary Investigator in over 200 trials. He is a certified primary investigator through ACRP.
Our Support Staff
Our clinical support staff includes research experienced and licensed RN’s, PA’s, RNP’s, and Physicians.
All staff receives regular training on industry standards, and federal regulations.
All documentation is on record for training and GCP updates.
Our demographic area includes over 450,000 people living within miles of our office
Why should I participate in a Clinical Research Study?
Clinical trials are at the heart of all medical advances. Clinical trials look at new ways to prevent, detect, or treat disease.
Treatments might be new drugs or new combinations of drugs, new surgical procedures or devices, or new ways to use existing treatments.
The goal of clinical trials is to determine if a new test or treatment works and is safe. Clinical trials can also look at other aspects of care, such as improving the quality of life for people with chronic illnesses.
People participate in clinical trials for a variety of reasons. Healthy volunteers say they participate to help others and to contribute to updating medical knowledge. Participants with an illness or disease also participate to gather more information that may help others. In addition they may participate to possibly receive the newest treatments available and to have the additional care and attention from the clinical trial staff.
Clinical trials offer hope for many people and an opportunity to help researchers find better treatments for others in the future.
Our facility is conveniently located near major highways, within 10 minutes of Maine and 20 minutes of Massachusetts. We are located off the Spaulding Turnpike and I-95, just 2 miles north of the Portsmouth traffic circle.
Portsmouth Regional Hospital is located 3 4 miles from our office and has stat laboratory services on site for any additional requirements
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