Clinical Research Institute, MN

Center Information

Mary Anne Elder, FNP-C
Research Manager
Clinical Research Institute, MN
825 Nicollet Mall Suite 1135
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Currently Enrolling Trials

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Therapeutic Areas

Pulmonary/Respiratory Diseases

Performance Metrics

Number of Studies Conducted: 800
Number of Studies Actually Completed: 800
Number of Active Patients in the Database: 5000
Regulatory Submission Turn-Around Time: 2 Week(s)
Average Number of Total Patients Enrolled: 25
Average Percent of Total Patients Randomized: 75%
Average Percent of ‘Completed’ Studies that met Enrollment Goals: 75%
EDC Capabilities: Yes


Clinical Research Institute is a dedicated research center located in downtown Minneapolis, MN with a satellite facility located in Plymouth, MN. Founded in 1985, we continue to be a premier research center for the Twin Cities area. Clinical Research Institute is dedicated to promoting patient care through the research of innovative therapies. We serve as an educational resource for patients as well as health care professionals.


Since 1985, Clinical Research Institute (CRI) has conducted over 800 phase II, III and IV clinical studies in a variety of therapeutic areas including:

  • Asthma
  • Allergy
  • Migraine
  • Sinusitis
  • Urticaria
  • Atopic dermatitis
  • COPD
  • URI
  • Influenza
  • Pneumonia
  • Pharmacokinetic and pulmonary deposition studies.


Our expanded research facilities in downtown Minneapolis and at West Health in Plymouth offer the following features:

  • Dedicated workstations to accomodate monitor visits.
  • Capability to easily accommodate extended patient stays up to 12 hours, including IV infusion studies.
  • Extensive experience with pulmonary function testing including bronchoprovocation studies (using exercise, histamine, methacholine, or antigen).
  • Access to expanded radiology services including CT scan and bone densitometry diagnostic studies.
  • Cold centrifuge available for laboratory sample processing as well as freezers for laboratory sample storage at
    -20 and -70 degrees C.
  • ECG available on site in addition to experience in ambulatory Holter monitoring.
  • Secured drug/device storage.
  • Ability to use central IRB services.


  • Gary Berman, M.D. -Board certified Internal Medicine and Allergy and Immunology.
  • Philip Halverson, M.D.- Board certified Internal Medicine and Allergy and Immunology.
  • Harold Kaiser, M.D. - Board certified Internal Medicine and Allergy and Immunology.
  • Allan Stillerman, M.D. - Board certified in General Pediatrics and Allergy and Immunology.


Our professional, friendly staff makes a study at Clinical Research Institute a positive experience for research volunteer and sponsor alike. Our commitment to quality is reflected by:

  • Qualifed Investigators
  • Nine Certified Clinical Research Coordinators with over 70 combined years of research experience.
  • Full-time Regulatory/Quality Assurance Manager
  • Focus on patient care and education
  • Strict adherence to Good Clinical Practices and ICH Guidelines
  • Speedy resolution of administrative and regulatory matters
  • Accurate completion of case report forms, experience with remote data entry


Affiliated with a large private medical practice of three board-certified internists and three board-certified pediatricians specializing in allergy, asthma, immunology and migraine. Over 1600 patient visits per month through 3 clinic offices. All physician investigators are board-certified in allergy and immunology.

In addition to clinic patients, we have access to over 6000 patients for enrollment into our research studies via a computerized database.

Contact Center

If you are interested in contacting this center to discuss clinical trials, please complete and send the email form below. A representative from the research center will then follow up with you.