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The CRF covers an area of approximately 1,300m², which has flexible uses and is devoted to the conduct of high quality clinical research.

Facilities include clinical consulting rooms, a six bed day ward, isolation rooms, a research pharmacy, a compounding unit for handling novel therapeutics including cytotoxic compounds, and dedicated Neurophysiology, Neuropsychology and Exercise Physiology resources.

Our Facilities

Consultation Room
The CRF has three multipurpose consultation and examination rooms that can be adapted to a range of clinical studies involving patients and healthy volunteers. Each room is equipped with vital signs monitoring equipment, height and weight scales and a phlebotomy trolley. An ECG machine and ultrasound machine are available if required.
6 Bedded Day Ward
The CRF has a six-bed Day Ward which is fully equipped for vital signs monitoring, height and weight measurements and phlebotomy. The six bedded Day Ward is ideal for pharmacokinetic studies or infusions which require the participant to stay in the unit for a long period of time.
A neuropsychology suite is available for high quality EEG and cognition studies.
An Exercise Physiology suite with a vast array of exercise equipment, is available.
The CRF has two single bedded isolation rooms, which are negatively pressurized for the care of immunocompromised patients. These rooms are equipped with en-suite shower rooms and can also be used as general purpose clinical assessment rooms
The CRF has a pharmacy dispensary for the controlled storage and dispensing of study drugs and investigational medicinal products (IMP). A separate aseptic compounding suite is available for the compounding of cytotoxic drugs, monoclonal antibodies, and cell and gene based advanced experimental therapeutics.
A sample processing laboratory is available for rapid receipt, preparation and short term storage of biological samples.
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