Based in the heart of Los Angeles, Tower Clinical Trials (formerly Southern California Institute for Respiratory Diseases) is a comprehensive clinical research and development company serving the biopharmaceutical and medical device industry. Tower Clinical Trials (TCT) conducts high quality study and drug development services. Since 1996, TCT has conducted more than 150 clinical trials across multiple therapeutic specialties.

 

TCT operates a dedicated Phase 1 through 4 research facility located at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Office Towers, adjacent to the campus of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California.  Our position alongside one of the nation’s leading metropolitan hospitals provides unprecedented access to all medical specialties and state of the art medical equipment.  Our geographical location in greater Los Angeles County allows us to easily recruit from a large and ethnically diverse population of subjects.  Tower Clinical Trials has successfully conducted over 150 clinical trials. 

 

 

TRA has a 97% enrollment rate (defined as the number of participants enrolled into a study divided by the contracted number of participants) which places TRA in the top 5% of research sites in the country.

 

 

Unlike hospital based research units, TCT is privately owned.  Our unique business model allows us to contract independently and utilize a central IRB, thus bypassing institutional bureaucracy and facilitating rapid study start ups. Should the need arise, we can also accommodate utilization of a local IRB.  Our specialties are First in Man, Proof of Concept, sleep disorders, pulmonology (asthma and COPD) and allergy trials.  We have a fully accredited sleep center on site in 24 hour operation, which allows us to perform clinical trials requiring overnight polysomnography, as well as non-sleep related trials which require overnight monitoring and serial testing.

 

 

Additional services includes:

 

 

Fully dedicated research facilities

Late Phase Unit

Early Drug Development Unit  

Accredited Sleep Center  

Nine fully equipped exam/procedure rooms

Four private rooms with queen sized beds

Four flat screen HD TVs in patient rooms with cable, DVD players, video games and broadband Wi-Fi

Dedicated analog phone lines in most exam rooms for upload of study data and e-diaries

Crash cart, oxygen, suction, emergency medications and defibrillators on site

150 yards from Cedars-Sinai Emergency Room

Three dedicated conference rooms for monitors with wireless broadband internet, copier, fax and phone

Critical equipment alarms and backup generator

Centrally located in major medical community adjacent to 958-bed hospital

On-site CLIA-waived laboratory processing and IATA packaging station with:

Locked -20 deg C freezers

Locked -70 deg C freezers for biobanking

Locked refrigerators

2 ambient centrifuges and 1 refrigerated centrifuge

On-site CLIA accredited, full service clinical laboratory

On-site full service biomarker assay development laboratory

Investigational pharmacy on site, retail pharmacy adjacent

Independent radiology facility in the building (MRI, CT, X-ray, DEXA)

Experienced with all EDC and electronic patient diaries as well as centrally read ECGs, ABPM, PFTs, etc.

Clinical trials management system with large active clinical research volunteer recruitment database

Comprehensive telephone system with voicemail and 24/7 response from investigator or staff

High-speed facsimile machines on dedicated lines

Complete standard operating procedures (SOPs) and training curriculum/program

Handicapped accessible

Daily FedEx and UPS pick-up, daily dry ice drops.

Pulmonary function testing

Methacoline challenge testing

Validated parking in Cedars-Sinai parking structure

Nitric oxide testing (5 Niox Mino on site)

Individual meal expense accounts provided to subjects to use at various Cedars-Sinai Complex restaurants

Snacks, beverages on site

Allergy Immunotherapy, cluster allergy immunotherapy, sublingual immunotherapy

Nebulized sinus treatments

 

 

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