Clinical Research Atlanta

Center Information

Karen Hickson
Director of Business Development
Clinical Research Atlanta
175 Country Club Drive Building 100, Suite A
Stockbridge, GA 30281
USA
770-507-6867
770-507-1539 (fax)
khickson@clinicalresearchatlanta.com
www.clinicalresearchatlanta.com
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Therapeutic Areas

Cardiology/Vascular Diseases
Dermatology
Endocrinology
Gastroenterology
Healthy Volunteers
Immunology
Infections and Infectious Diseases
Musculoskeletal
Nephrology
Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, Throat)
Pediatrics/Neonatology
Pulmonary/Respiratory Diseases
Sleep
Urology
Vaccines

Center Overview

Site Overview
Clinical Research Atlanta (CRA) is a premier multi-specialty research center located in Atlanta Georgia. Founded in 1992, CRA’s team is committed to providing the highest quality Phase I, II, III, IV and OTC clinical research services to the pharmaceutical industry. Quality care, quality research and a professional, friendly staff are our core values.

CRA's keys to success include:

  • Ability to use a central IRB
  • Dedicated regulatory specialist
  • Start up regulatory documents turn-around time in less than 5 days
  • Patient Recruitment Program
  • QA Program
  • Emphasis on investigator and coordinator training
  • Electronic Data Capture (EDC) complete within 24 hours of visit completion

Performance Metrics

Number of Studies Conducted: 332
Number of Studies Actually Completed: 314
Number of Active Patients in the Database: 8728
Regulatory Submission Turn-Around Time: 5 Business Day(s)
Average Number of Total Patients Enrolled: 34
Average Percent of Total Patients Randomized: 99%
Average Percent of ‘Completed’ Studies that met Enrollment Goals: 89%
EDC Capabilities: Yes

Clinical Research Experience

CRA has successfully completed more than 350 Phase I, II, III, IV, and OTC clinical trials. CRA's board-certified specialists perform trials in the following therapeutic areas:

Allergy

  • Allergic Rhinitis--Adult &
  • Pediatric
  • Urticaria

Cardiovascular

  • Hypertension (including ABPM)
  • CV Outcome

Dermatology

  • Atopic Dermatitis
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis
  • Impetigo
  • Psoriasis
  • Rosacea
  • Seborrhoeic Dermatitis

Endocrine/Metabolism

  • Adult & Pediatric Nutrition
  • Diabetes Mellitus Type 1 and 2
  • Dietary Supplements
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Hypercholesterolemia
  • Obesity 

Gastroenterology

  • Chronic Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Dyspepsia
  • Erosive Esophagitis
  • Gastritis
  • GERD
  • Heartburn
  • IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
  • Nausea
  • Ulcerative Colitis

Infectious Diseases

  • Common Cold
  • Fungal Infections
  • Onychomycosis
  • Respiratory Tract Infections
  • Rhinitis
  • Sinusitis
  • Tinea Pedis (Athlete's Foot)

Musculoskeletal/Rheumatology

  • Ankle Sprain
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gout
  • Muscular Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Tendonitis

Vaccines

  • Avian Flu
  • Hepatitis
  • Influenza
  • Influenza Prevention
  • C-Diff
  • HPV
  • Pediatric Vaccines

Neurological

  • Migraine, Adult & Adolescent
  • Headache
  • Insomnia

Normal Healthy

  • Adult & Pediatrics

OTC Indications

  • Adult & Pediatrics
  • Allergy
  • Asthma
  • Pediatric Growth Trials

Pharmacokinetics

  • Adult & Pediatric

Phase 1 Studies

  • Adult & Pediatric
  • Allergy
  • Hypertension-Osteoarthritis
  • Vaccine

Respiratory

  • Asthma--Adult & Pediatric
  • Chronic Bronchitis
  • COPD
  • Pneumonia
  • Upper Respiratory Tract Infection

Smoking Cessation

  • Nicotine replacement
  • Smoking Cessation Medications

Urology/Nephrology

  • BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia)
  • OAB (Overactive Bladder)
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)

Women’s Health Care

  • Contraceptives
  • Hot Flashes
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)
  • IBS in Women

CRA has earned the trust of major pharmaceutical organizations and CROs, including:

  • 3M Company
  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Actelion
  • ADAMS Respiratory
  • Alcon Research
  • Alita Pharmaceuticals
  • Allergan
  • Allergenics
  • Allergy Therapeutics
  • Allied Research, Int.
  • ALTANA, Pharma
  • Altea Therapeutics
  • Alteon
  • Alza Pharmaceuticals
  • Amgen
  • Amylin Pharmaceuticals
  • Anchen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Antares Pharma AG
  • Apotex, Inc.
  • Arena Pharmaceutical
  • Astellas Pharma
  • AstraZeneca
  • AtheroGenics, Inc.
  • Aventis
  • Bavarian Nordic
  • Baxter Healthcare
  • Bayer Healthcare
  • Biovail
  • BoehringerIngelheim
  • Boston Scientific
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Cerimon Pharmaceuticals
  • Cephalon
  • Chiltern International
  • Jubilant/Clinsys
  • Cobâlis
  • Corning Besselaar (Covance)
  • Covance, Inc.
  • C-TRIALS Pharmaceutical (World Wide Clinical Trials)
  • Dr. Reddy’s Lab
  • Dynport Vaccines
  • Dey Laboratories
  • Dynavax Technologies
  • Endo Pharmaceuticals
  • Endpoint Research
  • Ferring Pharmacuticals
  • Forest Laboratories
  • Genentech
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals
  • GlaxoWellcome
  • Hoechst Marion Roussel
  • i3 Research (now inventive)
  • ICON Clinical Research
  • Immunex
  • Inspire Pharmaceuticals
  • INC Research/Kendle
  • Ingenix
  • Integrated Therapeutics
  • Integrium
  • Integrium Cardiovascular Research
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Lexicon
  • Lilly
  • Lilly/Takeda
  • Magna Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • MARTEK Biosciences
  • MDS Pharma(Ricerca Biosciences)
  • MedImmune
  • MEDA Pharmaceuticals
  • MedevaGroup Development
  • Medpace, Inc.
  • MedPointe Pharmaceuticals
  • Med-tap
  • Merck
  • Microbia
  • NiCoxS.A.Novella
  • Novartis
  • NUTRICIA North America
  • Nycomed
  • Novum
  • Novo Nordisk
  • Omnicare
  • Orexigen Therapeutics Inc.
  • Organon USA (Merck)
  • Paragon Biomedical
  • Parexel
  • Pearl Therapeutics
  • Pfizer Inc.
  • Pharm Olam
  • PharmaNet(inventive)
  • Pharmacopeia, Inc.
  • Pozen
  • Procter and GamblePPD, Inc.
  • PRA International
  • Quintiles
  • Rengeneron Pharmaceuticals
  • Rhythm Pharmaceuticals
  • Rhone-Poulenc Rorer (Sanofi)
  • R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
  • Roche
  • RTI Health Solutions
  • Sanofi-Aventis
  • Sanofi-Pasteur
  • Schering-Plough
  • ScielePharma, Inc.
  • SCIREX
  • Sepracor
  • Shionogi Inc.
  • SmithKline Beecham
  • Solvay Pharmaceuticals
  • Sucampo
  • SUN Pharmaceuticals
  • Sunovion Pharmaceuticals
  • Takeda
  • Tanox
  • Tap Pharmaceuticals
  • TEVA Pharmaceuticals, USA
  • TKL Research, Inc.
  • Tioga Pharmaceuticals
  • UCB Inc.
  • Unilever Food & Health
  • United BioSource Corporation
  • Whitehall-Robins
  • Wyeth
  • Yamanouchi Pharmaceuticals
  • Zeneca

Facility Description

CRA’s research location is in a southern suburb of Atlanta, Stockbridge, GA.. Our site is equipped with the most modern technology available, including:

Diagnostic/Clinic Equipment

  • 6 exam rooms
  • EKG, Holter Monitoring, LifeShirt ®
  • IV infusion capability
  • Centrifuge
  • Cholestech machines
  • Chest X-ray
  • Stadiometer
  • -20° Centigrade freezer
  • -80° Centigrade freezer
  • Secure 2°-8° Centigrade refrigerator
  • Certified On-site Diagnostic Laboratory
  • Electronic Data Capture (EDC) complete within 24 hours of visit completion
  • Spirometry, peak flow
  • Access to Uroflow machine
  • Pollen counting
  • Treadmill
  • Access to radiology and ultrasound facilities including Bone Densitometer, Mammography, and MRI
  • Access to Certified Endoscopy unit with 3 suites and recovery room
  • Access to 2 Certified Sleep Labs (4 beds each)
  • PC or laptops for all staff
  • Patient lounge for extended days
  • Crash Box

Facility

  • Ability to use Central IRB
  • ACRP Certified Clinical Research Coordinators
  • Secured Drug Storage (room temperature & refrigerated)
  • Secured climate-controlled storage for study records
  • Dedicated monitor space with DSL or wireless capabilities, telephone, fax and copier
  • Easy access off major expressway for patients and sponsors
  • Emergency meds, Oxygen, CPR certified staff
  • Back-up Generator
  • Medical Center 2 blocks from site

Investigator Experience

CRA has established a network of physicians that provide an expanded breadth and depth to its clinical research capacity. Under the direction of Principal Investigator and founder, Nathan Segall, MD, CPI, investigators are selected based on their therapeutic expertise and previous clinical trial experience.

Staff Expertise

CRA is fully staffed with experienced Certified Clinical Research Coordinators (CCRC) committed to the highest professional standards of data quality, patient care, client service, and medical responsiveness. The coordinators continuously engage in training and familiarize themselves with the latest regulations and techniques.

  • ACRP Certified Clinical Research Coordinators
  • CPR Certification
  • Human Participants Protection Education for Research Teams Certification
  • IATA Certified staff for the shipment of hazardous materials
  • GCP/ICH Guidelines for Informed Consent Process compliance
  • Dietary counseling services
  • Certified Smoking Cessation Counselors
  • Staff certified in LifeShirt™ Training
  • Methacholine Challenge

Patient Demographics

CRA enjoys an excellent reputation for consistently meeting or exceeding enrollment goals. By utilizing a variety of recruitment methods, CRA achieves superior patient enrollment and ranks among the top enrolling sites in the nation. CRA‘s staff employs a variety of cost-effective recruitment strategies including:

  • Practice and Research databases that consist of over 10,000 patients
  • Physician referrals
  • Print, radio, TV and internet advertising
  • Direct patient mailings
  • Social Media and Internet
  • Community seminars and lecture
  • Flyer and brochure distribution
  • Newsletters
  • Patient Call Center

Clinical Research Atlanta has:

  • Access to a large metropolitan population exceeding 4 million.
  • Close to 3 major universities (Emory, GA Tech, GA State), and 3 military bases.
  • We utilize Clinical Conductor to manage clinical trial data.

Other Information

  • Ability to use a central IRB
  • Equipped for rapid startups
  • HIPAA Compliant
  • Electronic Data Capture (EDC) complete within 24 hours of visit completion

Contact Center

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.