Beacon Clinical Research

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Raymond Nomizu
Director of Clinical Operations
Beacon Clinical Research
1250 Hancock St., Suite 503S
Quincy, MA 02169
USA
774-462-6610
774-462-6611 (fax)
raymond@beaconclinical.com
www.beaconclinical.com
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Therapeutic Areas

Cardiology/Vascular Diseases
Dermatology
Devices
Endocrinology
Family Medicine
Gastroenterology
Infections and Infectious Diseases
Internal Medicine
Musculoskeletal
Nephrology
Neurology
Nutrition and Weight Loss
Obstetrics/Gynecology (Women’s Health)
Psychiatry/Psychology
Rheumatology
Sleep
Urology
Vaccines

Center Overview

Beacon Clinical Research is a full-time independent clinical research facility located in Brockton, MA, just south of Boston. BCR is a multi-specialty site specializing in Phase II-IV clinical trials. BCR was started in 2000 and has conducted over 500 studies to date for a wide range of clients. We have three dedicated patient recruiters/ customer service professionals, a regulatory specialist, four experienced clinical research coordinators, two Directors to oversee business development and operations, and five Board-certified physicians who serve as principal investigators. For each study, our team develops a customized patient recruitment campaign which includes leveraging our 7,000+ patient database and developing a multi-media advertising campaign optimized to the study based on past performance. All our staff members are trained on GCP, and the company has a professional career track and continuing education program to foster continual learning and improvement.

Our continual diligence, rapid enrollment, and compliance of GCP Guidelines is why BCR has such high sponsor retention within the industry. With our expertise continuing throughout each trial, we provide full execution of protocol with complete clean data.

Performance Metrics

Number of Studies Conducted: 500
Number of Studies Actually Completed: 500
Number of Active Patients in the Database: 7000
Regulatory Submission Turn-Around Time: 2 Business Day(s)
Average Number of Total Patients Enrolled: 15
Average Percent of Total Patients Randomized: 50%
Average Percent of ‘Completed’ Studies that met Enrollment Goals: 80%
EDC Capabilities: Yes

Clinical Research Experience

With over 10 years of experience, Beacon Clinical Research has conducted research in many indications.

Therapeutic Areas of interest and experience include:

  • Acne
  • Acid Reflux
  • Asthma
  • Allergies
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Anxiety
  • Bacterial Vaginosis
  • Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy
  • Bronchitis - Acute and Chronic
  • Bursitis
  • Community-Acquired Pneumonia
  • Contraception
  • COPD
  • Depression
  • Diabetes Type I, II
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Female/ Sexual Dysfunction
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Flu
  • Gastric Irritation
  • GERD/Erosive Esophagitis
  • Glaucoma
  • Gout
  • Headache/Migraine
  • Herpes – Genital
  • Herpes – Zoster
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Impotence
  • Incontinence
  • Insomnia
  • Indigestion
  • Influenza
  • Male Sexual Dysfunction
  • Migraine
  • Muscle Strain
  • Neurofibromatosis Type I
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Pain - Acute and Chronic
  • PHN
  • Psoriasis
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Rx-to-OTC Switch
  • Seasonal Allergies
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Vaccines

BCR has worked with most major CROs and many Sponsors. Some of the sponsors Beacon Clinical Research has worked with are:

  • AGI
  • Abbott
  • Adolor
  • Alza
  • Amgen
  • AstraZeneca
  • Aventis
  • Bayer
  • Biocryst
  • Bristol Myers Squibb
  • Celltech
  • Chiron
  • Cosmo
  • Daiichi Sankyo
  • Diasome
  • Eli Lilly
  • Emisphere
  • Endo
  • Entropin
  • Forest
  • Genzyme
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Grunenthol
  • KCI
  • Knoll
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Labopharm
  • Lexicon
  • Luipold
  • Merck
  • Metabolex
  • Nicox
  • Novartis
  • Noven
  • Novo Nordisk
  • Parke Davis
  • Pfizer
  • Pharmacia/Searle
  • Pozen
  • Proctor & Gamble
  • Progenics
  • Purdue Pharma LP
  • Roche
  • Sanofi pasteur
  • Schwarz
  • Solace
  • Takeda
  • United Therapeutics
  • Xenoport
  • Wyeth

Facility Description

Located just south of Boston, MA, Beacon Clinical Research, LLC has 4500 square feet of dedicated clinical research space. The center is approximately 30 minutes south of Logan Airport in Boston, MA and 40 minutes north of TF Green Airport in Providence, RI. We are fully equipped to conduct Phase II-IV trials.

The center has the following Equipment/Facility and Diagnostic Services:

Equipment/Facility:

  • Access to Beds
  • -20° Freezer
  • -70° Freezer
  • Emergency Cart
  • Electrocardiogram Machines
  • Digital Vital Signs Monitors
  • Fully equipped Laboratory
  • Refrigerators for specimens
  • Refrigerated Centrifuges
  • Pharmacy/Drug Storage Room with refrigerator
  • Conference Room
  • Kitchen/Dining Rooms
  • Monitoring Rooms
  • 5 Patient Examination Rooms
  • Admission Area
  • 12 lead EKG
  • Biofeedback
  • Centrifuges
  • CLIA Waiver
  • Dry Ice

We have access to many other diagnostics such as:

  • Bone Mineral Density- DEXA scan
  • CT Scan
  • Diagnostic X-Ray
  • Mammography
  • MRI
  • Ultrasound

Other features within Beacon Clinical Research:

  • 24 hour emergency phone number
  • Computerized software for daily tracking of patient activity
  • Standard Operating Procedures
  • QA audit tools and procedures for FDA compliance
  • Competency documentation tools for clinical trials staff
  • Training in the clinical trials industry (GCP & ICH) and FDA regulations for clinical trials staff
  • IATA Certified staff
  • Human Participant Protections Education for all Staff
  • Ongoing review of clinical trial regulations and system adaptation
  • Prompt turn-around of regulatory documents, contracts, and budgets
  • One person contact for all study-related issues
  • Customized subject recruitment plan and execution
  • Accurate results in a timely manner with data integrity
  • Adult pharmacokinetics capability (-70° freezer)
  • Large detailed database subdivided to recruit subjects
  • Use of a central IRB which facilitates timely approvals
  • Great clinic locations (easy access to Highways, Turnpike, Train, & Airports)
  • Demographically, ethnically diverse patient population (see demographics)
  • High speed internet access with wireless capabilities
  • High enrollment of past studies
  • Open Saturday as needed

Investigator Experience

Medical Director of Neurology and Psychiatry
David Chen, M.D.
. is board-certified in Pain as well as in Neurology and Psychiatry . Dr. Chen completed his medical school at the University of Rochester, School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Chen completed his Neurology residency at Massachusetts General Hospital & Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He also did a clinical and research fellowship in pain at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Chen is currently an attending physician at Massachusetts General Hospital and has been a Medical Director of Neurology and Psychiatry at Beacon Clinical Research, LLC since 2005. Dr. Chen has been involved in research for approximately 16 years and has been the P.I. on many clinical trials. He is trained in GCP and ICH guidelines.

Medical Director of Internal Medicine
Armen Arslanian, M.D.
is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine. Dr. Arslanian completed his medical school at American University of Beirut, Beirut Lebanon, and his residency at Internal Medicine Medical College of Georgia. He did his fellowship at both Metabolic and Endocrine Disorders Medical College of Georgia and Geriatrics CWRU/ UH. He is also an instructor at Harvard Medical School in Boston Massachusetts. Currently Dr. Arslanian is an attending Physician at Internal Medicine and Geriatrics Winchester Physician Associates, Stoneham Medical Group, and Winchester Hospital. Dr. Arslanian has been the Medical Director of Internal Medicine at Beacon Clinical Research, LLC since 2003. Dr. Arslanian has been involved in clinical research for ten years and has been the P.I. on many multicenter trials. In addition, he has experience in many different indications. Dr. Arslanian is fully trained in GCP and ICH guidelines.

Medical Director of Dermatology
Victoria Kuohung, M.D., J.D.
is board-certified in Dermatology. After graduating from the Yale School of Medicine, Dr. Kuohung completed her internship at Beth-Israel Deaconess and her residency at the Boston University and Tufts University Combined Residency in Dermatology. Dr. Kuohung is currently a physician at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates and has been a Medical Director of Dermatology at Beacon Clinical Research, LLC since 2013. Prior to Beacon Clinical, Dr. Kuohung acquired experience in clinical research as an Investigator and Clinical Research Coordinator on a number of studies going back to 2000. Dr. Kuohung also has a JD from Harvard Law School.

Principal Investigator/Sub Investigator for Allergy & Immunology
Joseph Zhou, M.D., PhD
is board-certified in Pediatrics as well as Allergy and Immunology. He received his MD from Xi'an Jiaotong University School of Medicine, in Xi'an, Shaanxi, China, and received his PhD from Massey University, New Zealand. Dr. Zhou completed his Pediatrics internship at Texas Tech University Health Science Center, and the remainder of his Pediatrics residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (now the Rutgers School of Biomedical and Health Sciences). He then completed a fellowship in Allergy and Immunology at Boston Children’s Hospital. Dr. Zhou is a physician at Boston University School of Medicine and at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, and has been a Principal Investigator at Beacon Clinical Research since 2013.

Principal Investigator/Sub Investigator for Internal Medicine
Karen Leitner, M.D.
is board certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. She completed her residency at Mt. Sinai Hospital and her medical degree at University of Rochester. Dr. Leitner practiced at a Cambridge-based family health clinic.

Staff Expertise


Raymond Nomizu is the Executive Director of Beacon Clinical Research. His responsibilities include overseeing ongoing studies and staff training. Raymond has extensive experience in management consulting and business operations.


Beacon Clinical’s Site includes:
5 Primary Investigators, 2 Directors, 4 Clinical Research Coordinators, 1 Regulatory Specialist, 3 Patient Recruiters / Customer Service Specialists, 1 Lab Technician and 1 EDC Specialist. The coordinators hold titles ranging from CRC I- CRC III. All coordinator staff receive external GCP training, IATA certification, CCRC certification, and 20 hours of internal training on our SOP’s.

Please visit www.beaconclinical.com to view staff profiles.

Patient Demographics

Our facility is located in an ethnically diverse community. Beacon’s database consists of 10,000+ patients. This database allows us to query by any age, medical history, inclusion/exclusion, etc. In addition this database closely resembles our diverse community. We recruit subjects mainly from our database and through targeted advertising.

Demographics Brockton Massachusetts United States
Population 93,810 6,547,629 311,591,917
Caucasian persons 46.7% 80.4% 72.4%
African American ;persons; 31.2% 6.6% 12.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.4% 0.3% 0.9%
Asian persons 2.3% 5.3% 4.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 0.0% 0.2%
Persons reporting two or more races 6.9% 2.6% 2.9%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin 10.0% 9.6% 16.3%
Caucasian persons not Hispanic 42.9% 76.1% 63.7%
*source: US Census Bureau http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/25/2509000.html

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