Meridien Research - Lakeland

Center Information

Hank Heller
Site Director
Meridien Research - Lakeland
3133 Lakeland Hills Boulevard Suite 2
Lakeland, FL 33805
USA
8639402087
hheller@MeridienResearch.net
meridienresearch.net
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Therapeutic Areas

Cardiology/Vascular Diseases
Dermatology
Endocrinology
Family Medicine
Gastroenterology
Genetic Disease
Healthy Volunteers
Hematology
Hepatology (Liver, Pancreatic, Gall Bladder)
Immunology
Infections and Infectious Diseases
Musculoskeletal
Nephrology
Neurology
Nutrition and Weight Loss
Obstetrics/Gynecology (Women’s Health)
Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Plastic Surgery
Podiatry
Psychiatry/Psychology
Pulmonary/Respiratory Diseases
Rheumatology
Sleep
Urology
Vaccines

Center Overview

Founded in January 2000, Meridien Research is comprised of six multi-therapeutic, dedicated research centers specializing in mental health, central nervous system disorders, nutrition, women’s health and general internal medicine. The founding principals have a combined experience in clinical research of over 50 years. The company was founded on the concept of providing sponsors with the highest quality trial data in a timely fashion. Meridien Research prides itself on having a strong reputation among both large and small pharma. Repeat customers account for more than 75% of our active clinical trials. Sponsors often use all six centers for their trials as the patient populations are separate while gaining the consistency of quality across all centers. Meridien Research’s six centers are located in:

  • St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Tampa, Florida
  • Bradenton, Florida
  • Spring Hill, Florida
  • Lakeland, Florida
  • Maitland, Florida (Orlando)

Media advertising encompasses the Tampa Bay and Orlando markets, which extends the opportunity for enrollment while maximizing recruitment dollars. The centers are structured to support ease of patient participation and research coordinator efficiency. Each center has a site director, regulatory specialist, recruitment specialist, research assistants and laboratory technician who facilitate accurate and efficient data collection.

Performance Metrics

Number of Studies Conducted: 750

ACRP Certifications

Clinical Research Experience

Clinical Experience: 18 years, Preferred Phases 2, 3, 4

Specialties: Anti-Aging Therapy, Behavioral Medicine, Dermatology, Endocrine & Metabolism, Family Practice, Gastroenterology, Geriatric Medicine, Gynecology, Healthy Populations, Hypertension, Immunology, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Nutrition, Psychiatry, Rheumatology, Sleep Medicine, Women’s Health, Mental Health, and Pediatric Studies

Therapeutic Areas:

  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Migraine Headaches
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Mood Disorders
  • Menopause
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Sexual Disorders
  • Contraception
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pain Syndromes
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Hypertension
  • Nutrition
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Acne
  • Mental Health
  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Memory Impairment (Age Associated)
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • Rosacea
  • Weight Loss
  • Endometriosis
  • Common Cold
  • Schizophrenia
  • Multiple Sclerosis

Facility Description

Site facilities include:

  • 6000 square feet of dedicated research center/4 exam rooms
  • -20 degree freezer
  • Interpretive ECG machine
  • Dedicated monitoring spaces with phone lines and high speed internet access
  • CT/MRI scan, PET scans, mammograms, endoscopy, with immediate scheduling at hospital and outpatient radiology center
  • Echocardiograms and bladder scans performed by outside company on site
  • Central locked temperature controlled drug storage area
  • Central security system
  • On site laboratory – Waived CLIA
  • T 1 internet access/wireless internet throughout the office

Investigator Experience

Principal Investigator:

James Andersen, MD is a board certified physician who has served as a Director of the Florida Academy of Family Physicians and is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Miami School of Medicine. Dr. Andersen is an expert in addiction and family medicine and is a Principal Investigator in Lakeland.

Staff Expertise

Meridien Research has a large staff of experienced CCRC certified coordinators and laboratory personnel. We have a staff dietician. Personnel are experienced in ADAS, Ham A, Ham D, MINI, CIBIC, CDR, MMSE, ADL scales, and computerized memory testing.

Hank Heller is Site Director and is responsible for the day to day operations of the site and is the contact person for new study inquires. He works directly with their Principal Investigators to ensure that all trials are conducted with the highest level of quality.

Patient Demographics

Central Florida comprises a unique demographic of a large geriatric population combined with explosive growth in the population segment 35-55 years of age. Meridien Research capitalizes on the demographics of the region by strategically placing sites to capture the appropriate demographic.

Other Information

Meridien Research has extensive experience in the following information technology systems:

  • eCRF - EDC
  • PhaseForward
  • INet
  • Impala
  • InForm
  • IVRS
  • Sponsor Specific programs

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