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Phase 1 Clinical Trial Unit

In Phase I trials, researchers test an experimental drug or treatment in a small group of people (20–80) for the first time. The purpose is to evaluate its safety and identify side effects. Our Phase 1 Facility is an advanced, comprehensive unit specifically created for Phase I clinical drug and device studies. Since 2006, we have performed several intent-to-treat studies across multiple therapeutic areas.


At 13,500 square feet, the facility features multiple amenities to accommodate participants, including
  • Over 30 beds
  • Kitchen area
  • 3 living areas
  • Large showers
  • Laundry service
  • High speed internet
  • Exam areas

We also provide participants with dining arrangements and entertainment.

Equipment & Staff

The Phase 1 Unit is managed by our highly qualified, expert staff and features a fully functional laboratory for diagnostic testing and participant monitoring. We use some of the most advanced equipment available for pharmaceutical research, such as:
  • -80 degree Celsius freezer
  • 2 refrigerated centrifuges
  • 5 standard centrifuges
  • Oxygen
  • Crash cart w/ defibrillator
  • Telemetry
  • 4 ECG machines
  • Pulse oximetry
  • Holter Monitoring
  • Secure & refrigerated drug storage
  • Backup power generator

Participant Population

Pinnacle Research is located in an area with a healthy population of volunteers from the surrounding communities, including a nearby state university. We also have access to special populations, including African Americans and senior citizens.


Through this facility, we have successfully completed numerous Phase 1 trials across a broad range of therapeutic areas. Past trials include:
  • Post-Menopausal healthy volunteers
  • Hypertension
  • Diabetes
  • Surgery
  • First in Man
  • Growth Hormone Deficiency
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Hypercholesterolemia
  • Exercise Interaction
  • Food Interaction
  • Pharmacokinetic
  • Pharmacodynamics
  • Drug Interaction
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Lupus 

If you have questions about our Phase 1 Facility, or wish to sponsor a Phase 1 trial, call us today at 256-236-0055