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
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
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