IMIC, Inc.

Center Information

Dr Boris Nikolov
Research Site Director, Co-Owner
IMIC, Inc.
18320 SW 97 Ave (Franjo Rd)
Palmetto Bay, FL 33157
USA
786-310-7477
786-446-7220
305-252-2199 (fax)
info@aktamedika.com
www.aktamedika.com
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Therapeutic Areas

Cardiology/Vascular Diseases
Devices
Endocrinology
Family Medicine
Gastroenterology
Hepatology (Liver, Pancreatic, Gall Bladder)
Internal Medicine
Musculoskeletal
Neurology
Nutrition and Weight Loss
Pediatrics/Neonatology
Psychiatry/Psychology
Pulmonary/Respiratory Diseases
Rheumatology
Vaccines

Center Overview

The center was established in 2012 as a continuation of successful completion of more than 63 trials in previous research clinics. The research site is conveniently located in Palmetto Bay, an area easily accessible from south Miami and North Miami. We maintain a comprehensive list of research interested patients by disease. Experienced investigators joined the clinic to provide availability to expand research areas- psychiatry, gastroenterology and pediatrics.

Performance Metrics

Number of Studies Conducted: 63
Number of Studies Actually Completed: 59
Number of Active Patients in the Database: 23600
Regulatory Submission Turn-Around Time: 1 Week(s)
Average Number of Total Patients Enrolled: 15
Average Percent of Total Patients Randomized: 85%
Average Percent of ‘Completed’ Studies that met Enrollment Goals: 100%
EDC Capabilities: Yes

Clinical Research Experience

Pulmology – 14 trials in Asthma, 7 trials in COPD

Endocrinology – 5 trials in Diabetes type 2 patients with cardiovascular diseases, phase 3

Pain – low back pain with Opioid induced constipation; Neuropathic post-traumatic pain, Osteoarthritis

Liver cirrhosis

Constipation, IBS, functional

Crohn’s disease

Fibromyalgia

High Cholesterol

Ulcerative colitis

Depression

Alzheimer's Disease

Researchers from the center have worked with the American Academy of Family Physicians, Research Network and Harvard Institute of Clinical Research. Sponsors and CROs like Quintiles, WWCT, Covance, Roche, Genentech, Astra Zeneca, INC Research, Astra Zeneca, Convex, Innovacell, Eli Lilly, PPD, Pfizer, Parexel, Salix, Dey Pharma, Chiltern, Synergy, Daichii Sankyo, GSK, Novartis, Forest/Actavis, Parexel, Actinogen, Ironwood, AZ Therapies, Medimmune, Boehringer Ingelheim, Chiesi, Cromsource and Takeda.

Facility Description

  • Ambulatory outpatient services
  • ECG
  • Spirometry, to include 12 hour serial spirometry
  • Weight Scale, Height scale
  • Centrifuges
  • Refrigerated Centrifuge
  • Controlled recorded min/max temperature Freezer -20
  • Controlled recorded min/max temperature Freezer -70
  • Controlled recorded min/max temperature Refrigerator
  • Locked storage, controlled recorded room min/max temperature
  • Blood pressure measurement equipment
  • High Speed internet access
  • Oximetry with Methemoglobin
  • I-Stat
  • 12-24 hr patient stay for blood PK draw or serial spirometry
  • Access to MRI, CT scan, X-ray, Ultrasound, Radioisotope imaging equipment PET CT
  • Experienced psychometric raters

Investigator Experience

PI - Evelyn Lopez Brignoni M.D.
Specialist in Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatry

Clinical trials in depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, ADHD, Alzheimer’s disease, MCI

PI - Miguel Rodriguez M.D.
Gastroenterology

Participation in trials phase 1, 2, 3 and 4 in constipation, liver cirrhosis, Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative colitis

PI - Ramon Leon M.D.
Family Medicine

Participation in trials phase 1, 2, 3 and 4 in asthma, constipation, diabetes, COPD, , liver cirrhosis

PI - Ramon Guevara, D.O.
Pediatrics

Participation in several trials phase 1 to 3 in asthma, constipation, acne vulgaris

Staff Expertise

Dr. Boris Nikolov, FMG, CCRC - Foreign medical Graduate, 16 years experience in clinical research, 21 years in the medical field, 5 years experience as a Sub-Investigator, Combined participation as coordinator and Sub-I in more than 68 industry sponsored trials in rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes type 2, Asthma, COPD, GERD, stress urinary incontinence, epilepsy, skin infection, diabetes with CVD, hypercholesterolemia, ankylosing spondilitis, back pain, osteoporosis, allergic rhinitis, osteoarthritis, knee pain, liver cirrhosis, constipation, anal fissure, opioid dependency, opioid induced constipation, fibromyalgia, depression, knee pain, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, angina, psoriasis, Alzheimer's disease.

Aimee Cabo - CRC, BSN - 9 years experience in clinical research - trials in COPD, asthma, diabetes type 2, rheumatoid arthritis, constipation, AS, knee pain, liver cirrhosis, UC, Crohn's disease, depression, Alzheimer's disease.

Vivian Torres, CRC – 7 years experience as research coordinator in many studies in family medicine, psychiatry and gastroenterology

Loyda Espinoza CCRP – 16 years experience in clinical research as a coordinator, many studies in asthma, COPD, diabetes, liver cirrhosis, Alzheimer’s, pain, osteoarthritis, RA, constipation, OIC,

Jennifer Brady , CRC – 4 years experience as research coordinator in family medicine, gastroenterology and diabetes

Rick Porras, CRC - 3 years experience in clinical research - trials in COPD, asthma, constipation, diabetes.

Kelly Cabot, CRC - 4 years experience as coordinator in clinical studies – Asthma, COPD, constipation, depression.

Teresa Valencia CRC - 10 years experience in many research studies in cardiology, family medicine, gastroenterology, rheumatology, psychiatry and pediatrics.

Patient Demographics

Adult patients above 18 years old from a busy family medicine practice - 6800 active patients
Large research database of patients with Asthma, COPD, cirrhosis, constipation, diabetes, allergy - 2500 patients
Psychiatry practice patients - 5500
Gastroenterology practice patients - 7500
Pediatrics practice - 8500

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