Maine Research Associates

Center Information

Robert J. Weiss, MD, FACP, FACC, FAHA
Maine Research Associates
2 Great Falls Plaza
Auburn, ME 04210
207-783-2795 (fax)
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Currently Enrolling Trials

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Therapeutic Areas

Cardiology/Vascular Diseases
Family Medicine
Genetic Disease
Healthy Volunteers
Hepatology (Liver, Pancreatic, Gall Bladder)
Infections and Infectious Diseases
Internal Medicine
Nutrition and Weight Loss
Obstetrics/Gynecology (Women’s Health)
Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, Throat)
Pulmonary/Respiratory Diseases

Center Overview

Maine Research Associates has conducted hundreds of clinical research trials, Phases II- IV, with many prominent leaders of the pharmaceutical industry as well as the National Institute of Health and National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. We are committed to delivering the highest quality of compassionate care to our patients and personalized service to our professional colleagues.

Performance Metrics

Number of Studies Conducted: 400
Number of Studies Actually Completed: 390
Number of Active Patients in the Database: 5000
Regulatory Submission Turn-Around Time: 1 Week(s)
Average Number of Total Patients Enrolled: 325
Average Percent of Total Patients Randomized: 95%
Average Percent of ‘Completed’ Studies that met Enrollment Goals: 98%
EDC Capabilities: Yes

Clinical Research Experience

Maine Research Associates has been conducting research for over 20 years. We continue to specialize and conduct research in the following areas:

  • Acute Coronary Syndromes/Acute Myocardial Infarction
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Hypercholesterolemia
  • Familial Hypercholesterolemia
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Nuclear Imaging Agents
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Peripheral Arterial/Vascular Disease
  • Smoking Cessation

We have worked with many sponsors and their CROs over the last 2 decades. Sponsors and CROS of clinical trials conducted at Maine Research Associates include but are not limited to the following:

  • Abbott Labs
  • Amgen
  • Angiogenix
  • AstraZeneca, LP
  • Bayer
  • Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb Medical Imaging
  • Eli Lilly
  • Endo Pharmaceuticals
  • Forest Labs
  • Genzyme
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Guidant
  • Hoffman-La Roche
  • Merck
  • Novartis
  • Otsuka Pharmaceuticals
  • Pfizer, Inc.
  • Sanofi-Takeda Pharmaceuticals


  • Cardiovascular Clinical Studies, LLC
  • Cleveland Clinic Coordinating Center
  • Covance
  • Duke Clinical Research Institute
  • ICON
  • Integrium
  • Medpace
  • Omnicare
  • Parexel
  • PPD
  • Quintiles
  • TIMI

Facility Description

Maine Research Associates provides outpatient services in its medical offices located at Two Great Falls Plaza, Auburn, Maine. Within walking distance is a modern hotel for monitor and sponsor lodging. Major hospitals, Central Maine Medical Center and St. Mary’s Hospital are only blocks away. Maine Research Associates is located along the beautiful Androscoggin River in Auburn, Maine adjacent to the second largest city, Lewiston, Maine, a designated Preserve America and All America city.

Capability to provide the following services on site:

  • Echocardiography
  • Treadmill for stress testing
  • Blood, Urine, Blood Pressure, all routine testing including ABPM
  • 10 private exam rooms
  • 1 Fully Functioning Monitor Room with Four Monitor Office Spaces
  • 1 large conference room
  • Snack area for patients with a full kitchen
  • On site-secure and long term storage
  • Spirometer
  • Nuclear camera
  • Refrigerated Centrifuge
  • Climate-Controlled and Secure Drug Storage
  • -20 Degree and -70 degree Freezers
  • Secure, High Speed Internet

Investigator Experience

Our medical expertise is derived from the highly experienced and respected leaders of our site:

  • Robert J. Weiss, MD, FACC, FACP
  • Deborah Freeman, RNC, BS, FNP

Staff Expertise

With a full-time staff of 18, Maine Research Associates employs a management team, 11 research coordinators, a regulatory documents specialist, finance director, medical research recruiter, and 4 research assistants.

Patient Demographics

Our patient population ranges from adult to geriatric men and women with a broad range of cardiac indications and levels of disease. Primarily Caucasian, our site does have a small population of other ethnicities and races. Particular to our site is the large population of French-Canadian descent that resides within our area of the State of Maine.

Other Information

Maine Research Associates is not directly affiliated with a local IRB and therefore, when available, we will utilize a central IRB for our trials. When Maine Research Associates conducts a research trial requiring in-patient procedures, our site will defer authority to the local IRB associated with the hospital contracted to assist with such trials.

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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.