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 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:
- Protocol Review
- Rapid Feasibility Assessments
- Informed Consent Form Development
- Source Document Development
- Rapid IRB Submission
- Rapid Subject Recruitment (utilizing extensive subject databases)
- Specimen Collection and Processing (with full time dedicated laboratory personnel)
- Data Collection (using both paper CRF and eCRF)
- Collection of Patient Reported Outcomes (PROs) (using electronic and paper diaries)
- Project Management
- Access to Premier Research Group’s CRO services
Number of Studies Conducted: 350+
Number of Studies Actually Completed: 350+
Number of Active Patients in the Database: >13,000
Regulatory Submission Turn-Around Time: 7 Business Day(s)
Average Percent of Total Patients Randomized: 97%
Average Percent of ‘Completed’ Studies that met Enrollment Goals: 97%
EDC Capabilities: Yes
Our experience includes more than 350+ in-patient and out-patient studies in the following phases and therapeutic areas:
- PK/PD/Fed/Fasted/First in Human/Single and Multiple Cohort
Phase II - IV
- Dental/Oral Surgery/3rd Molar Extraction
- Orthopedic Surgery
- Knee arthroscopy
- Hammer toe
- Total hip replacement
- Headache (migraine and tension)
- Lower back pain
- Lower back pain
- Pre-op anxiety
- Post-op nausea and vomiting
Restless Leg Syndrome
The research center, conveniently located on a city bus route close to a hospital, is at the intersection of two main freeways in Phoenix. We have 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 with alert notification system
- Back-up generator
- Pulse oximeters
- ECG machines
- On-site x-ray equipment
- Operating room
- Compounding pharmacy with negative flow vent hood
- IV pumps
- Equipment to run studies both safely and efficiently
In addition, conference rooms and dedicated CRA offices make for a congenial and comfortable working environment for sponsor visitors and monitors.
Kyle Patrick, DO,
Dr. Patrick has more than 10 years experience in the clinical research industry. Since joining Premier Research, he has served as Principal Investigator for a wide variety of clinical trials in multiple indications. Prior to joining Premier Research in Mid-2011, Dr. Patrick practiced in private medicine, and held the positions of Medical Director of Sports Performance Specialists in Scottsdale, AZ, Staff Physician at both Cigna Healthcare and Mollen Clinic and Chief Medical Officer at Dedicated Phase I, all in Phoenix, AZ. He was also a Clinical 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 Board Certified by the American Board of Osteopathic Family Practice. Dr. Patrick is the co-author of several publications in peer-reviewed medical journals. His Phase I-III research experience spans over 65 different therapeutic areas, including but not limited to analgesia, cardiology, dermatology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, genitourinary, neuroscience, ophthalmology, acute and chronic pain, respiratory, rheumatology, vaccines, and early phase healthy adult volunteers.
Premier Research Group in Phoenix, AZ contracts with numerous physicians who 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 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 each clinical trial.
All of our 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.
Subject/Participant testing and evaluation are vitally important in drug trials, especially in areas such as analgesia, where data is primarily derived from subjective reports. Our personnel are trained to perform consistent evaluation and assessment techniques leading to highly reliable and valid data. The end result for sponsors are informed program decisions and expedient submissions to appropriate regulatory bodies. Our experienced clinical staff are proficient in both eCRF and eDiary systems, allowing them to accurately collect and enter study data with limited queries and a speedy turnaround.
We also have an SOP driven comprehensive training program that involves new-hire and ongoing study-specific development at all levels. In addition, a proven Quality Assurance (QA) program minimizes site errors and results in cleaner data. . Information derived from internal QA audits is proactively applied to staff retraining.
The Phoenix metropolitan area records a population of 4.2 million residents. Several branch campuses of Arizona State University, multiple local community colleges, 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 and therapeutic studies, the research center has refined the process of subject recruitment through our extensive experience in recruiting clinical trials. Through targeted marketing and specific pre-screening using our centralized call center, our 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, Schulman Associates, IntegReview, Quorum, and Copernicus, 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 turnaround times are quick.
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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