Upstate Pharmaceutical Research

Center Information

Betty Pudi, RN, BSN, CCRC
Upstate Pharmaceutical Research
30 Pointe Circle
Greenville, SC 29615
(864)255-3544 (fax)
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Therapeutic Areas

Cardiology/Vascular Diseases
Hepatology (Liver, Pancreatic, Gall Bladder)
Infections and Infectious Diseases
Nutrition and Weight Loss
Obstetrics/Gynecology (Women’s Health)
Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Pulmonary/Respiratory Diseases

Center Overview

Upstate Pharmaceutical Research is a dedicated Phase I-IV research site, founded in 2000. Located in Greenville, SC, Upstate Pharmaceutical Research is very close to Greenville Health System’s Patewood Memorial Hospital and St. Francis Hospital. Upstate Pharmaceutical Research staff has many years of combined research experience. We are dedicated to following Good Clinical Practice Guidelines and meeting all FDA requirements. PI and coordinators are certified by A.C.R.P. Our patients feel we care for them because we believe "patients' safety first," and we continue to work hard, learn, and grow. Our PI is involved in true sense, which makes our center unique.

Upstate Pharmaceutical Research services include:

  • Six full-time coordinators submitting documents promptly
  • Study Manager software program to include database housing, accounting capabilities and patient tracking
  • Large patient database
  • Referral base from busy family practices
  • The ability to use central IRB’s and prompt submission, less than a week
  • Dedicated regulatory specialist
  • Experience with PK, sampling, time points, frequent spirometries, plethysmography, oxycon bicycle ergometry, and cardiac 2D Echo
  • We even work on Saturdays to accommodate our patients
  • We have several sub specialists, PI, and sub PI’s includes cardiovascular, Ob-Gyn, GI, Psychiatry, Ortho, Podiatry, Neurology, and Dermatology
  • goalCompliance, safety, and retention are our goals.

Performance Metrics

Number of Active Patients in the Database: 3000+
Regulatory Submission Turn-Around Time: 2 Week(s)
Average Percent of Total Patients Randomized: 95%
Average Percent of ‘Completed’ Studies that met Enrollment Goals: 99%
EDC Capabilities: Yes

Clinical Research Experience

Since 2000, Upstate Pharmaceutical Research has conducted over 100 studies in the following areas:

  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anticoagulation Studies
  • Asthma
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Bladder Disorders
  • BPH
  • COPD
  • Chronic Renal Insufficiency
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetic insulin inhalers
  • Diabetic Nephropathy
  • Gout
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Insomnia
  • Menopause
  • Neuropathy
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Organic impotence
  • Stem cell infusion

Ability to conduct studies in the following indications/areas:
COPD, Asthma, Diabetes, Hyperlipidemia, Carpal tunnel, restless leg syndrome, acid reflux, back pain, constipation, migraines, depression and anxiety, IBS. Specialty areas: pulmonary, cardiology, orthopedic, gynecology, and podiatry studies.

Previous and current sponsors/CRO’s include:

  • Abbott
  • Actelion
  • Arena
  • AstraZeneca
  • Bayer
  • Boehringer-Ingleheim
  • Bristol Myers Squibb
  • Covance
  • CTMS
  • Depomed
  • Eli Lilly
  • Elixir
  • Forest
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Icon
  • Mannkind
  • MedImmune
  • Merck
  • Mylan Bertek
  • Novartis
  • Omnicare
  • Osiris
  • Parexel
  • Pfizer
  • Pharmanet
  • PPD
  • Sanofi Aventis
  • Sepracor
  • Shionogi
  • Quintiles
  • Schering Plough
  • Takeda
  • Tap
  • UBC

Facility Description

6,500 sq. foot dedicated space Phase I-IV research facility and less than half a mile from Greenville Health System’s Patewood Memorial Hospital.
30 Pointe Circle
Greenville, SC 2961

  • Comfortable lounge areas accommodating patients for all-day studies, including beds and showers
  • Patient dining room and catered meals
  • 10 private exam rooms
  • 4 private offices for coordinators
  • 3 private rooms for monitors
  • Secure rooms for on-site record storage
  • Temperature controlled, secured storage rooms for drugs, separate secure storage for refrigerated drugs
  • Patient database and study management on Study Manager software system
  • State of the Art Stress Test
  • Pulmonary Function Lab with DLCO, body phlethysmography, six minute walk, bicycle ergometry
  • Spirometry
  • Full Laboratory with -20 and -70 freezers
  • Holter & Event monitors experience
  • 24 hour ABP monitors experience
  • 12-lead ECG
  • Exercise lab with metabolic bicycle ergometer
  • Cardiac 2-D echo
  • Refrigerated Centrifuge
  • Photocopy Machine with Scanning and Faxing Capabilities
  • Defibrillation and crash cart
  • Access to MRI, CT, mammogram, and x-ray
  • Wireless and Wired Broadband Internet access
  • Sputum processing
  • Microscopes
  • Echocardiogram

Investigator Experience

Medical Criteria

Principal Investigator:
Krishna K. Pudi, MD is board certified in internal medicine. He has 16 years total of research experience. Dr. Pudi was the Medical Director of the Hospitalist Program at the Spartanburg Regional Hospital.

Dr. Julian Williams
Dr. Ronald Ashton
Dr. Stephen Keiser

Affiliated Investigators
Dr. Gurpreet Maur - Cardiology
Dr. Abbas Mansour - Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care
Dr. Ravi Chandran - Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care
Dr. Theresa Knoepp - Dermatology
Dr. Mitchell Wolin - Ophthalmology
Dr. Rebecca Murphy - Ophthalmology
Dr. Marjorie A. Chorness - Obstetrics & Gynecology

Staff Expertise

  • Six experienced coordinators
  • Registered Nurses
  • Echo Technician
  • Regulatory Specialist
  • Extensive experience creating source documents
  • Staff is certified with BCLS-CRC-ACLS
  • Experience with infusion treatment

Patient Demographics

Greenville County Population by Gender 2000

Total = 379,616 Male=184,782 (48.7%) Female=194,834 (51.3%)

Greenville County Population by Race 2000

American Indian & Alaskan Native
Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander
Two or More Races

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