How Does SMR Recruit Patients?
SMR recruits patients in various ways including: physician databases, television commercials, newspaper advertisements, radio advertisements, billboards, and web articles. All forms of advertisement for patient recruitment are approved by the institutional review board overseeing the respective clinical trial, and many times supplied by the sponsor. In addition, many of our patients participate in our clinical trials as a result of referrals from other physicians who think that the patient will benefit from the therapy offered for their diagnosis.
What Phases of Research Do You Perform?
SMR conducts clinical trials in research phases II, III, and IV.
Phase II Study-After the successful completion of phase I trials, a drug is then tested for safety and efficacy in a slightly larger population of individuals who are afflicted with the disease or condition for which the drug was developed.
Phase III Study-The third and last pre-approval round of testing of a drug is conducted on large populations of afflicted patients. Phase III studies usually test the new drug in comparison with the standard therapy currently being used for the disease in question. The results of these trials usually provide the information that is included in the package insert and labeling.
Phase IV Study-After a drug has been approved by the FDA, phase IV studies are conducted to compare the drug to a competitor, explore additional patient populations, or to further study any adverse events.
How Long Does The Initial Study Start-Up and Regulatory Paperwork Take To Complete?
On average, initial study start-up and regulatory paperwork takes less than 10 business days to complete. Confidentiality agreements can be returned in 24 – 48 hours and regulatory packets have a less than one week turnaround.
What Equipment Do You Offer?
-70º C freezer, several -10º to -20º C freezers, refrigerators, centrifuges for blood processing, 12 lead ECG machines, digital copiers, paper shredder, security system, balance scales, Access to a full service reference lab.
Where Are You Located?
Sound Medical Research is headquartered in Port Orchard, Washington. We have multiple sites throughout the Kitsap Peninsula including Bremerton and Silverdale. There is planned expansion in surrounding cities and across a variety of therapeutic areas.
How Many Trials Have You Successfully Conducted?
Sound Medical Research has conducted research over that last 13 years. To see a list of successfully completed studies, see our experience page.
How Many Investigators Are Affiliated With SMR?
Sound Medical Research currently has two Principal Investigators (PI) and five Sub-Investigators (Sub-I’s). We are actively reviewing new applications for investigators and sites.
What Are SMRs Therapeutic Areas Of Interest?
- Pain-Acute or Chronic