Coastal Carolina Research Center
1156 Bowman Road, Suite 102
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
Coastal Carolina Research Center is a dedicated research facility located in Mt. Pleasant which is within the greater Charleston, South Carolina metro area.. We were founded in 1997 and are the proud recipients of the Charleston, South Carolina Small Business of the Year for 2000. We provide access to the clinical research process to thousands of Charleston Lowcountry citizens who are interested in volunteering and participating in clinical trials and research studies that focus on primarily “outpatient” studies in multiple therapeutic areas and diseases.
CCRC has established a reputation in the industry for defensible data and high, rapid enrollment. Our site conducts studies in multiple therapeutic areas which are amenable to our existing research population and allows us to gain further interest from volunteers in the community through strategic recruitment and advertising. . For these trials we utilize a core group of physicians of various specialists who serve as Pis and sub-investigators. Dr. Cynthia B. Strout serves as our medical director and is a full-time research physician. CCRC's physicians are very dedicated and believe in extensive patient interaction in the trials they oversee.
Most Compelling Opportunity
To replace the public’s fear and misconception of Coastal Carolina Research Center’s work in clinical research, with a full understanding of, appreciation for, and involvement in the positive impact trial results have in the lives of participants and the world at large.
CCRC conducts trials in Phases II, III, and IIIb/IV.
Our center has conducted studies in the following therapeutic areas:
We have worked with the following sponsors:
We have also worked with the following CRO's:
The Charleston area is a popular destination due to its mild climate and historic charm. It is the fastest growing metro area in South Carolina, with a diverse population that has a positive attitude towards clinical research. Charleston offers beautiful beaches, championship golf, world-class restaurants, and a wide variety of conveniently located hotels and bed-and-breakfasts.
Coastal Carolina Research Center's office is located in "beautiful" Mt. Pleasant and is about 5 minutes away from the Cooper River Bridge which crosses over into "historic" Charleston, South Carolina. This office is readily accessible (5-10 minutes) to two barrier islands, Isle of Palms & Sullivan's Island, which are amongst the nicer beaches on the East Coast. This main office is within 15 minutes of the Charleston International Airport.
Facility descriptions and equipment for the site are as follows:
|Facility Name||Coastal Carolina Research Center|
|Address||1156 Bowman Road, Suite 102
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
|Office Space||6,800 square feet located on 1st floor|
|Parking||Very accessible and Free parking is available|
|Lobby/Waiting||Cozy waiting room with reading material available. Wait time for volunteers is generally just a couple of minutes. A spill over waiting room is available if needed.|
|Laboratory||Large CLIA waived lab is in a perfect location for the flow of patients and staff.|
|Study Coordinator space||Two large "limited access" spaces are occupied by our team of nurses, research coordinators, research assistants and dieticians.|
|Monitor Rooms||One large room with access to telephone and high-speed internet services is able to hold 3 to 4 monitors per day. An additional private office is available if needed to accommodate > 4 monitors.|
|Drug Storage||Large 20 ft x 8 ft. "climate controlled" closet with keypad entry is on-site.|
|Medical Chart Room||Large 20 ft x 8 ft. "climate controlled" chart room is on-site.|
|Welcome Area / Front Desk||Staffed by our office manager who meets/greets all visitors and coordinates the flow of volunteers.|
|Conference Rooms||2 rooms which can be used in multiple ways including volunteer educational seminars, pre-study and site initiation visits.|
|Recruitment & Education office||This large office houses our Recruitment Coordinators and Database Manager|
|Additional Offices||Space for CCRC's President, Medical Director, Director of Business Development and Office Administrator|
|Kitchens||2 small kitchens are on-site.|
|Restrooms||Two handicapped accessible restrooms are available within the office.|
|Freezers (-70 degree & -20 degree)||Yes|
|Study Refrigerators||Yes x 2|
|Centrifuges||Yes x 2|
|Climate Controlled & Secure Drug storage||Yes|
|ECG Machines (transtelephonic interpretation capability)||Yes x 2|
|Calibrated Weigh Scales (digital and analog)||Yes|
|Cholestechs / Free Health Screenings||Yes x 2|
|Hemoglobin A1C testing||Yes|
|High speed DSL internet access||Yes|
|Wireless Internet Technology||Yes|
|Analog lines for data transmission||Yes|
|PC or Labtops for all staff||Yes|
|MRI / CT access||Yes|
|Sleep Lab (PSG) access||Yes|
|Pulmonary Function Testing access||Yes|
|Lung Diffusion testing access||Yes|
Includes Primary Care, Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, Infectious Disease, Cardiology, Dermatology, OB/GYN, Opthalmology, Psychiatric, Neurology, Urology and Pediatric. Please contact CCRC for details or check out our website at www.coastalcarolinaresearch.com
Dr. Cynthia Strout is Coastal Carolina Research Center’s Medical Director. Dr. Strout is a certified research professional through ACRP/APPI and has 16 years of research experience. She leads our investigator staff which has a combined 50 years of research experience.
Nancy Dinsmore, RN, President and co-founder has 17 years of research experience.
Nathan Morton, Director has worked within the industry for over 10 years.
Coastal Carolina Research Center’s remaining staff consists of:
The Charleston area is one of the most desirable places to live in the United States. The population is 63% White, 35% African American, & 2% Other. Of Charleston's total Metro Population of 600,000, there is a core of informed, experienced study patients. Charleston is the "Medical Hub" of the lower part of South Carolina due to the Medical University of South Carolina. Our patient population includes a pediatric, adolescent, adult and a burgeoning elderly population. In July 2006, AARP published that Charleston was amongst the five (5) best cities for retirees to live in throughout the United States.
Coastal Carolina Research Center (CCRC) currently uses Clinasyst as our Clinical Trials Management System. Within this confidential database we maintain the names of over 22,000 Lowcountry citizens who have either participated in a clinical trial or have submitted interest in volunteering for clinical trials with CCRC.
This database will allow us to query within minutes by age, gender, ethnic group and medical diagnosis or history to allow for quick feasibility surveys. Our database closely resembles the general demographic information of the Charleston metro area and we intend to continue to seek clinical study opportunities that would benefit our entire population.
Our research demographic breakdown is as follows: