Meridien Research

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Meridien Research
2300 Maitland Center Parkway, Suite 230
Maitland, FL 32751
407-647-8103 (fax)
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Therapeutic Areas


Center Overview

Florida Clinical Research Center, LLC (FLCRC), is a full time research-only facility founded by Dr. Andrew J. Cutler. As a Clinical Research Organization, we work with pharmaceutical companies to test the safety and efficacy of medications for the treatment of a variety of mental disorders in children & adults including anxiety, depression, bipolar, ADHD, insomnia, fibromyalgia, and schizophrenia/schizoaffective disorder. Dedicated to understanding, informing and improving the lives of those with mental illness, FLCRC strives to provide exemplary care for study participants, while contributing data of the highest quality to the field of mental health research.

Clinical Research Experience

FCRC specializes in CNS clinical trials for psychiatric and related indications affecting both children and adults of all ages. The doctors at FLCRC have been Principal Investigators for numerous Phase II through Phase IV studies covering, but not limited to, the following areas:

  • Addiction
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Child and Adult)
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Cognitive Impairment
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Pain
  • Panic Disorder
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Social Phobia

Florida Clinical Research Center has worked with most of the major pharmaceutical companies including AstraZeneca, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Cephalon, Forest, Glaxo Smith Kline, Janssen, Johnson and Johnson, Eli Lilly, Merck, Novartis, Pfizer, Organon, Sanofi-Aventis, Sepracor, Shire, Wyeth, and others.

Facility Description

Our outpatient clinic is in Maitland, Florida, just outside Orlando’s city limits, allowing us to draw from a population of more than two million people. Only ten minutes from downtown Orlando, we are easily accessible via the major transportation arteries in our area.

In addition, Florida Clinical Research Center is located within Central Florida Behavioral Hospital, this branch is home to our inpatient studies. The hospital provides regular access to day treatment consumers and those in the inpatient units.

Investigator Experience

Our physicians and psychiatrists specialize in the areas of anxiety, ADHD, depressive disorders, schizophrenia, bipolar, insomnia, and other conditions. The staff members have working relationships with other local medical professionals in the event a particular protocol requires the participation of a doctor who is not on staff (e.g. neurologist, ophthalmologist, etc.)

Andrew J. Cutler, MD
CEO, Medical Director
Board Certified, Internal Medicine and Psychiatry

Eduard Gfeller, MD, Medical Director of the Maitland site
Board Certified, Psychiatry

Richard Knapp, DO
Board Certified, Psychiatry

Jairo Nunez, MD
Board Certified, Psychiatry

Martin Kane, MD
Board Certified, Psychiatry

Staff Expertise

Florida Clinical Research Center is staffed by full time, board certified psychiatrists, registered nurses and trained clinical research professionals. Our staff is friendly, thorough, and efficient.

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If you are interested in contacting this center to discuss placing a clinical trial there, please complete and send the email form below. A representative from the research center will then follow up with you.