Business Development Manager
MultiCare Institute for Research & Innovation
314 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way, Suite 402
Tacoma, WA 98405
Currently Enrolling Trials
MultiCare Institute for Research & Innovation manages all clinical research for MultiCare Health System, which spans the Pacific Northwest. MultiCare Health System is comprised of seven adult hospitals and one pediatric hospital along with over 225 out-patient clinics and primary care providers. MultiCare employs over 1300 providers including primary care physicians and specialists. A major strength of the MultiCare research program is the depth and breadth of MultiCare’s integrated health network which includes nearly limitless opportunities for research in multiple settings including in-patient and out-patient settings with both adult and pediatric populations. MultiCare wasalso amongst the first adopters of EPIC electronic medical records, which allows research within the System to be fully connected within in- and out-patient facilities.
The mission of the MultiCare Institute for Research & Innovation (MIRI) is to partner in our communities to improve quality of life and advance medical science through research.. Since 1983, MultiCare researchers have been conducting both in- and out-patient clinical trials (Phase I-IV, device and observational) in a wide range of therapeutic areas. Our staff includes 60+ full time staff, including experienced coordinators, nurses and research assistants, a full-time regulatory team, in-house budget and contract analysts, a billing specialist, dedicated QA support, a librarian, a data team consisting of an epidemiologist and research scientist, multiple project managers, and business development. . We work with a host of experienced investigators specializing in a variety of therapeutic areas. MultiCare maintains a 24-hour pharmacy, lab, and radiology services.
Recognizing the importance of expedient study start-up, we are able to work with central IRBs and are committed to a swift contract and budget review. All budgets and contracts are reviewed concurrently with IRB review. We pride ourselves in our ability to expedite study commencement and provide exceptional research staff.
MultiCare Health System has been conducting research since 1983. Since 2015, MultiCare has participated in more than 440 enrolling clinical trials and has had more than 3,800 volunteers enrolled to studies. MultiCare researchers have been engaged in the following types of clinical research:
- Addiction Medicine
- Cardiothoracic Surgery
- Emergency Medicine
- Endocrinology & Metabolism
- Family Medicine
- General Surgery
- Genetic Disorders
- Gynecologic Surgery
- Infectious Disease
- Internal Medicine
- Interventional Radiology
- Medical Oncology
- Sleep Medicine
- Stroke and Vascular Conditions
- Women's Health
Capabilities and Infrastructure
MultiCare offers both in-patient and out-patient facilities, including inpatient and outpatient services. MIRI's primary office is located in Tacoma, WA but its reach spreads across the Pacific Northwest, from the Puget Sound to Inland Northwest and Northern Idaho.
The following equipment/systems are available within the MultiCare Institute for Research & Innovation for use in our clinical studies:
- Locked room for investigational product with restricted access
- Phlebotomy areas
- Refrigerated centrifuge
- Dedicated Research Refrigerators
- Urine processing area
- -20 Freezer
- -70 Freezer
- Access to Dry Ice
- ECG machines
- Imaging Services including X-ray, MRI, CT Scan, PET Scan, Bone Scan and DEXA
- Crash Cart
- Fax Machine, Copier, and High-Speed Internet Access
- Dedicated private workspace for monitors
- Remote monitoring and E-regulatory capabilities via Florence eBinders
MultiCare Health System patients represent a diverse population in ethnicity, age, race, and sociodemographics. MultiCare research participants are represent the real-world, community-based patients needed for quality research results.
While MultiCare Health Systems maintains its own IRB, the MultiCare Institute for Research & Innovation is free to utilize the services of the Sponsor's central IRB to promote swift study execution. Additionally, at the present time, MultiCare does not require review by a scientific review committee prior to submission to the central IRB. Our study start-up timeline generally averages 10-12 weeks from receipt of all start-up documents.
If you are interested in discussing a potential trial with our team, please contact MIRI’s Business Development Manager, Justin Platts, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 253-403-5279. He will serve as your initial point of contact for all initial research inquiries, including CDAs and feasibility.