Midwest Clinical Research LLC

Center Information

Midwest Clinical Research LLC
711 Old Ballas Road Suite106
St. Louis, MO 63141

Currently Enrolling Trials

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Therapeutic Areas

Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, Throat)
Pulmonary/Respiratory Diseases


The Midwest Clinical Research center has been conducting clinical research studies since 1999. Our Center has conducted clinical trials in the adult and pediatric patients and we have contributed to the development of new therapies for asthma, allergic rhinitis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Our center has also conducted non-respiratory clinical trials participating in allergic skin diseases, migraines, hypertension and Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), gout, hypercholesterolemia and vaccine clinical research trials.

Our dedicated staff of registered nurses are certified in clinical research and our Principal Investigator, Robert Onder MD, JD is a board certified internist, allergist, immunologist committed to providing high quality clinical research. Dr Onder is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine. He serves on Missouri’s Life Science Research Board and has published articles in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology as well as the European Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.


Since 1997 we have conducted Phase II, III, and IV studies with both large and small pharmaceutical companies and CROs including:

Pharmaceutical Company Sponsors:

  • Allergenics, INC
  • Astellas Pharma
  • Astra Zeneca
  • Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Dynavax Technologies
  • laxoSmithKline
  • Merck
  • Novartis
  • Pfizer
  • Sanofi Aventis
  • Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc
  • Roche
  • 3M Health Care Ltd
  • Pearl Therapeutics

Therapeutic Areas:

  • Asthma
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Skin Diseases
  • COPD
  • Diabetes
  • GERD
  • Gout
  • Hypercholesterolemia
  • Hypertension
  • Immunotherapy
  • Migraines/ Headaches
  • Vaccines
  • Celiac Disease
  • Atopic Dermatitis

Frequently used Vendors:

  • Covance
  • ERT
  • Vitalograph
  • Biomedical Systems
  • Quest Diagnostics
  • Quintiles
  • PPD
  • PHT
  • Exco Intouch
  • Nspire
  • Yprime
  • Medidata
  • Oracle
  • Clinergize

Contract Research Organizations:

  • Quintiles
  • PPD
  • Parexel
  • PRA International
  • ICON
  • Criterium
  • MDS
  • Covance
  • i3 Research


Midwest Clinical Research LLC has over 2,000 square feet dedicated to clinical research. We are conveniently located in St. Louis County near several major medical centers. This enables us to recruit quickly from all parts of the metropolitan area to achieve a diverse mix of study patients. We have a CLIA-waived laboratory for drawing, processing and shipping laboratory samples on site. The laboratory also has a refrigerated centrifuge along with -20 and -70 freezers and refrigerators for sample storage. Our site has Wi-Fi internet for CRA use along with private rooms for monitoring. The site offers secure temperature-monitored drug storage and has overnight capabilities including private rooms with beds.

We are fully equipped to perform or have easy access to:
  • IV Infusions
  • Allergy Skin Prick
  • ECG
  • Holter Monitoring
  • Methacholine Challenges
  • Nitric Oxide Measurements
  • Serial PK Blood Draws
  • Serial Spirometry
  • Spirometry
  • X-Rays, MRI, CT Scans


    Robert Onder, M.D.

    Principal Investigator, Robert Onder, M.D. is a board certified Allergy and Immunology Physician. He has received his medical degree, and served his fellowship and residency at Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Onder has dedicated over 15 years to his busy clinical practice and researching the most cutting edge treatments for respiratory conditions.

    Sonia Cajigal, M.D.

    Sub-Investigator, Sonia Cajigal, M.D. is a board certified Allergy and Immunology Physician. She has completed her allergy and immunology fellowship at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, MI. Dr. Cajigal has a special interest in asthma research.


    Liz Poeppel, B.S., CCRC
    Manager of Midwest Clinical Research, LLC. Liz has over 10 years of clinical research experience.

    Ashley Lay, M.A., CCRC
    Clinical Research Coordinator of Midwest Clinical Research, LLC. Ashley has over 5 years of clinical research experience

    Sarah Markwell, M.P.H
    Clinical Research Coordinator of Midwest Clinical Research, LLC has over 2 years of clinical research experience.


    There is a population of 2.5 million patients in the St. Louis Metropolitan area where Midwest Clinical Research LLC is located. Our site specializes in both pediatric and adults populations and has a large database of patients with asthma, COPD, allergies and other medical conditions. We also have access to a constant flow of new patient activity through our Principal Investigator’s private practice.


    Midwest Clinical Research LLC uses central Institutional Review Boards for approval of all studies and there are no additional required boards that must review our studies. Contracts and regulatory submissions can be done simultaneously and the typical turn around time for both is less than 1 week.

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