Clinical Trials Services

                The Clinical Research Unit (CRU), based at the Faculty of Health Sciences, offers ethical clinical research and related services in world-class facilities. This enables local and global pharmaceutical companies and other clients to contract with Research Solutions to conduct a wide range of clinical trials of which the execution adheres to good clinical practice.

                Core Competencies

                • Fields of treatment (conducting Phase 2 and Phase 3 trials):
                  • Main focus on rheumatology, diabetes and hypercholesterolemia
                  • Gastroenterology
                  • Gynaecology
                  • Haematology
                  • Nephrology
                  • Neurology
                  • Ophthalmology
                  • Urology
                  • Vaccines
                • Patient recruitment:
                  • Access to and recruitment from various primary care clinics
                • The site and facilities:
                  • Consulting rooms and a twelve-bed patient ward
                  • Electrocardiograms (ECGs) and intravenous drug administration
                  • High recruitment figures, up-to-date data entries and adherence to quality standards
                  • Fully equipped emergency trolley, defibrillator, suction unit, oxygen and infusion pumps
                  • Phlebotomy and specimen processing
                  • Secure, temperature-controlled pharmacy facility
                  • Storage facilities, including a freezer (-20˚ Celsius) and fridges (2–8˚Celsius)
                • Start-up activities for clinical trials:
                  • Coordinates all start-up activities, including Ethics Committee approvals, contracts and pre-screening
                  • Ensures readiness to screen patients within two weeks after receiving regulatory approval
                • Knowledgeable staff:
                  • Experienced study coordinators, dispensing physicians and investigators
                  • Staff have GCP, IATA and BLS training

                Access to world-class clinical research services

                A team of experienced study co-ordinators, dispensing physicians and investigators will take care of all aspects of the clinical trials conducted at the CRU. The Unit has experience in, among others, internal medicine, respiratory, cardiovascular, neurology, psychiatry, urology, trauma, infectious diseases, vaccines, bio-availability and bio-equivalence studies.

                The CRU’s recruitment area includes a large tertiary referral hospital, various primary care clinics and eight district hospitals.

                Facilities comprise of three consulting rooms, a 12-bed patient ward, a temperature controlled pharmacy, and a fully equipped laboratory.

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