What We Do at Consolidated Clinical Trials
Consolidated Clinical Trials, Inc. (CCT), established in 2000, has focused on independent physician practices located throughout the Pittsburgh region and surrounding counties. Since incorporation, CCT has successfully coordinated and completed over 65 clinical trials in a variety of therapeuctic areas at more than a dozen local investigative sites, assisting scores of patients in treating their medical conditions. Visit Therapeutic Areas
What is a clinical trial?
A clinical trial, also referred to as a clinical research study, is a scientific study that evaluates the safety, effectiveness and side effects of investigational medicine(s), treatment(s), or device(s) on a group of volunteers. Clinical trials are an important step in making new medications available for future use. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires the satisfactory completion of clinical trials before approving a new treatment as safe and effective for public use.
Consolidated Clinical Trials, Inc. is a clinical research management organization serving pharmaceutical companies as industry sponsors and private practice physicians as clinical investigators. CCT provides a link between pharmaceutical sponsors and independent physician practices in the placement of clinical research trials within the Pittsburgh and surrounding regions.
Your goal is to complete your clinical trial on time, on budget, and with as few hurdles as possible. We can help.
- Altana Pharma
- Novartis Pharmaceuticals
- Eli Lilly and Company
- Cephalon, Inc.
- Janssen Medical Affairs
- Genentech, Inc.
- Pfizer, Inc.
- Pearl Therapeutics
- Boehringer Ingelheim
- Vanda Pharmaceuticals
- Philips Respironics
- Forest Research
For further information about Consolidated Clinical Trials, visit CCT Staff
At Consolidated Clinical Trials, Inc., one of our goals is to facilitate physician involvement in clinical research and enable patients to become involved in clinical trials. For the physician interested in clinical research studies, identifying active clinical trials and dealing directly with the highly regulated pharmaceutical industry can be an overwhelming experience. As a one-point contact, CCT will:
- Provide links to industry-sponsored clinical trials
- Facilitate submission of regulatory documents for study initiation
- Act as a liaison on your behalf to pharmaceutical sponsors
- Oversee compliance with Good Clinical Practice (GCP)
We also supply qualified research coordinators, laboratory equipment, office space and document storage space, if needed.
What can a clinical trial do for your practice?
Clinical trials give you the opportunity to offer your patients new medical therapies that you would not have access to otherwise. Importantly, they also provide additional financial resources to supplement your practice.
CCT manages the clinical trial so that you, the physician / clinical investigator, are relieved from the managerial aspects of the trial. This seamless process of joining clinical research and clinical care can allow you to continue to be devoted to treating your patients. The clinical trials are conducted in the offices of your practice. You and your colleagues identify the patients enrolled in these trials. You are assisted in the selection process and the clinical trial protocol by a highly qualified Clinical Research Coordinator ( CRC ). The CRC collects and transcribes the data, which is submitted to the pharmaceutical sponsor on your behalf. The accuracy and integrity of the data are monitored throughout this process.
At Consolidated Clinical Trials, Inc. we have pharmaceutical sponsors covering a variety of specialties, so we can match your research interests with a sponsor's request. We handle all the administrative and regulatory aspects of the project, allowing you to focus on research and your practice.
To become involved, call Suzanne Holbach at 412-273-9100
Should I Volunteer?
Volunteers are important to the clinical study phase of the drug-approval process. As a volunteer, you are the most critical link in a long chain of research and testing in the development of new medications and treatments.
Each year, thousands of people volunteer to participate in clinical drug studies. Benefits to you as a volunteer may include:
- Participating in the research process that may lead to new therapies
- If you qualify, you will receive all study-related care (at no charge to your or your insurance carrier), including physician examinations, laboratory services, and investigational medication or devices
- Acquire the most up-to-date information about your condition
- Participants receive condition-related counseling and education
Volunteering to participate in a clinical drug study is one of the best ways you can contribute to the understanding of diseases that affect people and to the development of new therapies. Everyday, research uncovers new information about diseases and their treatment. New treatment options are continually being sought. Local physicians are participating in a research study and need study participants.
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