Clinical Investigation Specialists, Inc.

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Susan Corder
Business Development
Clinical Investigation Specialists, Inc.
1800 Nations Drive, Ste. 115
Gurnee, IL 60031
(847) 599-2492
(847) 599-2497

Clinical Investigation Specialists, Inc.

Currently Enrolling Trials

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Therapeutic Areas

Cardiology/Vascular Diseases
Family Medicine
Internal Medicine
Nutrition and Weight Loss
Obstetrics/Gynecology (Women’s Health)
Pulmonary/Respiratory Diseases

Performance Metrics

Number of Studies Conducted: 200+
Number of Active Patients in the Database: 4000-10,000
Average Percent of Total Patients Randomized: 75%
Average Percent of ‘Completed’ Studies that met Enrollment Goals: 95%
EDC Capabilities: Yes

Staff Certifications
Number of Certified PIs: 5


Clinical Investigation Specialists, Inc. (CIS), is an independent, premier Clinical Research Management Organization. CIS has conducted Phases I-IV clinical trials for pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.

We have locations in both Gurnee, Illinois and Kenosha, Wisconsin, as well as a network of affiliated Primary Investigators. We are proud to break the mold by distinguishing ourselves as a clinical research management organization that is on the cutting edge of medicine.

There are many advantages when you choose CIS for your upcoming trials. Our experienced Investigators, Research Coordinators, and recruitment team offer innovative ideas every step of the way to help you achieve your desired results and goals.



  • We welcome the opportunity to help you grow with our medical team. Our clinic's consists of Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Rheumatology, Women’s Health physician Investigators with consultation services in Psychiatry and Radiology. We are also available to assist you in becoming an experienced Research Investigator within your geographical location.


  • CIS offers opportunities for patients to try new medications at NO COST through participating in a clinical trial. Our patients tell us the reason for participating:
    • May get new research treatments that could work for the treatment of your condition and that could not be obtained outside the trial.
    • Help the future of others and yourself by participating in medical research.
    • Receive closer monitoring and associated medical care. All visits and procedures related to the study are free of charge. Those may include physical examinations, doctor visits, EKG, dietary counseling, study medications, laboratory tests.
    • May receive compensation for participation in the trial.
    • Play an active role in your own health care by helping with the evaluation of new medications or devices!


  • CIS works with multi-national Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology companies and CROs on Phase I-IV clinical trials. Our cost effective management techniques move studies along faster toward achieving marketing regulatory approval. Count on us for quality management, highly qualified investigators, and strict compliance with Good Clinical Practice (GCP).

Mission Statement

We are committed to delivering excellence to the Global health care sector by making new treatment options available to patients through clinical research. Through participation in medical research, healthcare practitioners and patients discover new treatment options.

One discovery today may change the world tomorrow - one patient's life at a time which will cause a pivotal impact towards the advancement of medicine tomorrow and in the future.

Capturing the dynamics of cutting edge medical technology, CIS yields superior quality data to meet each sponsor's timeline.

CIS is driven by team loyalty and compassion to serve patients, the community and our clients.

Current Trials

Don't wait, Participate! View our current trials open for enrollment. Fill out a confidential questionnaire or call us to see if you qualify.

1800 Nations Drive, Suite 115
Gurnee, IL 60031

Currently enrolling clinical trials in Gurnee:Current Trials

Green Bay Road, Suite 150
Kenosha, WI 53142

Currently enrolling clinical trials in Kenosha:Current Trials:

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4709 W. Golf Road, Suite 111
Skokie, IL 60076

Currently enrolling clinical trials in Skokie: Current Trials:


Over the years, CIS has completed Phase I through Phase IV Studies including pharmacokinetic, bioequivalence and drug interaction studies, in healthy, normal and targeted patient populations. The following list is an abbreviated historical version of trials that encompass several years of diverse clinical trial experience:

Completed Trials

Indication Therapeutic Area Conducted Phases
Acute Bacterial Bronchitis Pulmonary 2 Phase I
Acute Coronary Syndrome Cardiology 2 Phase III
Adolescent Headaches Neurology 2 Phase IV
Allergic Rhinitis Allergy and Asthma 2 Phase I
Alzheimer Dementia Neurology 2 Phase III
Analgesic Child Pediatrics 3 Phase III
Angina Cardio Renal 4 Phase III
Anticoagulants Hematology 4 Phase II
Antiemetic Pediatrics 2 Phase III
Antipyretic Analgesic Pediatrics 2 Phase III
Antipyretic - extended release Analgesic Pediatrics 2 Phase II
Antipyretic Analgesic Pediatrics 2 Phase I
Antipyretic Child Pediatrics 2 Phase III
Antiviral Immunogencity Vaccine Pediatrics 3 Phase III
Asthma Allergy/Asthma Pediatrics/Adults 5 Phases I, II, III
Atrial Fibrillation Cardio 2 Phases II, III
Bacterial Conjunctivitis Ophthalmology 1 Phase II
Bacterial Infections Anti-infective 1 Phase II
Bipolar Disorder Psychiatry 2 Phase I
Birth Control Women's Health 1 Phase I
BPH Urology 1 Phase I
Breast Cancer Oncology 5 Phases I, II, III
Cancer Oncology 5 Phases I, II
Cardiology Cardio Renal 4 Phase I
Congestive Heart Failures CHF Cardio Renal 16 Phases I, III
Colo - Rectal Cancer Screening Gastroenterology 1 Diagnostic
Chronic Lower-Back Pain Neurology 2 Phase III
COPD Pulmonary 2 Phase I
Cough & Cold Allergies Allergy and Asthma 1 Phase I
Depression Psychiatry 2 Phase I
Diabetes Endocrine Metabolism 37 Phases I, II, III
DVT Prevention in Ortho Surgery Orthopedic 2 Phases II, III
Dyslipidemia Cardio - Endocrine Metabolism 4 Phase III
Epilepsy / Seizures Neurology 29 Phases I, II, III, IV
Erectile Dysfunction Urology 2 Phases II, III
Fibromyalgia Pain Management 5 Phases II, III
Gastroenteritis Gastroenterology 2 Phase II
Glaucoma / Vitreous Hemorrhage Ophthalmology 3 Phase II
Gout Musculoskeltal Pain / Inflammation 2 Phases II, III
Hemorroids Gastroenterology 1 Phase III
Herpes / Genitalis Infectious Diseases 2 Phase II
HIV Infectious Diseases 2 Phase III
Hormone Replacement Therapy Women's Health 2 Phase I
Hypertension Cardio Renal 14 Phase I, III, IV
Hypogonadism Urology 2 Phases I, III
Infant Formula Pediatrics 3 Phase III
Inflammation Infectious Diseases 1 Phase I
Influenza Infectious Diseases 4 Phases I, II, III
Measles Vaccine Pediatric Immunogenicity 1 Phase III
Migraine Neurology 4 Phase III
Miocardial Ischemia / MI Cardio Renal 2 Phase III
Narcotic Analgesic / Pain Oncology 5 Phase I
Obesity Cardio Renal 7 Phases II, III
Osteoarthritis Autoimmune Disease 6 Phases II, III
Overactive Bladder Urology 1 Phase III
Post-Herpetic Neurology Neurology 1 Phase III
Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder Women's Health 1 Phase II
Psoriasis Dermatology 1 Phase II
Renal Impairment Nephrology 2 Phase I
Rheumatoid Arthritis Rheumatology 3 Phase II
Sinusitis Otolaryngology 3 Phase I
SjÖgren's Syndrome Ophthalmology 1 Phase II
Stroke Neurology 1 Phase III
Sunscreen Dermatology / Peds 3 Phases III, IV
Tonsillectomy Otolaryngology 1 Phase I
Trauma / Head Injury Neurosurgery 1 Phase I
Urinary Tract Infections Urology 1 Phase II
Vaccinations (Infants) Pediatric Immunogenicity 1 Phase III

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