Founded in 1998500+ safe and successful trialsExemplary safety recordCutting-edge technologyPhase I specialist


New in 2021, our stand-alone clinical research site is fully equipped to manage both inpatient and outpatient studies. With 13,000 square feet dedicated to research, Pinnacle has the capacity to manage the heavy volume demanded by today's research protocols.

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Modern inpatient and outpatient facilities that have cutting-edge research and patient monitoring equipment, as well as comfortable and fully furnished dining, recreation, entertainment, and sleeping spaces for participants. Our research facility spans a generous 13600ft² and includes a fully equipped phase one unit that includes 16 beds in private hospital-style rooms with individual shower facilities.

Participants meals may be made in our on-site kitchen or catered, which can be enjoyed in our spacious indoor and outdoor seating and dining areas. We also have a modern entertainment space for use by all patients.

Our facility also includes comfortable monitoring spaces, diagnostics, emergency management, an infusion suite, back-up generator, outpatient exam rooms, and secure drug storage.

Whether participants are with us for an hour or a week, their comfort and safety are paramount.


Phase one clinical trial unit

Phase one clinical trials are early human studies designed to test an experimental drug or treatment on a small cohort of participants to evaluate safety, drug concentration, and in some cases efficacy. They must be undertaken in a unit specifically designed to handle the monitoring and evaluation of participants that this phase of trial requires. Our phase one clinical trial unit has been purpose built to safely handle phase one clinical drug and device trials.

Since 2006 our clinical trial research team have undertaken many successful phase one healthy volunteer and intent-to-treat studies spanning multiple therapeutic areas, and have honed and refined our facility to provide robust results in a safe and secure clinical setting.


Phase 1 Unit Features

A fully equipped, 7,300' Phase I Clinical Research Unit, located across from a Regional Medical Center.


12 Beds

Patient rooms are in a typical hospital configuration, with two beds and a bathroom/shower for each. Each room includes comfortable seating and entertainment.


Common Areas

Common areas include kitchen, dining, breakroom and lounge.

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High Speed Internet

The facility includes WiFi and Ethernet and is supplied by fiber optic cable.



Kitchen with commercial features, including stove, oven, microwave and dishwasher.


Large Showers

Each subject room has a private or semi-private bath/shower with handicap access.



Television in subject rooms with streaming applications as well as video game systems.


Laundry Service

Laundry facility with washer and dryer.


Dining Arrangements

Equipped and furnished dining room.

Equipment List

-80 Freezers (3) -20 Freezer Pharmacy Refrigerator (3) Refrigerated Centrifuge (3) Incubator Flow Cytometry/PBMC Processing ECG (3) AED Crash Cart Temperature Monitoring

On-premises Equipment

We are a cutting-edge research facility with state-of-the-art medical equipment that gives us the very best in diagnostic and emergency management capabilities.

Ambient and refrigerated centrifuges -20 Scientific Freezer -80 Scientific Freezers (3) Refrigerators (4) Incubator ECG (4) Infusion Suite Laboratory Flow Cytometry/PBMC's Pharmacy Biosafety Cabinet Laminar Flow Hood DEXA (Hologic Horizon Wi with full body composition and visceral/subcutaneous fat. New in 2023)

ECGTelemetryX-RayDEXASpirometryUltrasoundCrash CartOxygenDefibrillator/AEDFully equipped infusion suiteDopplerTreadmillHolter Monitoring-80 degree Celsius FreezerRefrigerationRefrigerated & ambient centrifugeBack-up generatorSecure drug storageLaminar flow hood

Location & Emergency Access

Pinnacle Research Group is located in downtown Anniston, Alabama, across from the Northeast Alabama Regional Medical Center, a full service community hospital.