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Early Phase Clinical Development

Early Phase Clinical Development sets the course for a long and trusted relationship. Learn more about the benefits and capabilities of Medpace Clinical Pharmacology Unit and Medpace Bioanalytical Laboratories.


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Clinical Pharmacology

Medpace Clinical Pharmacology Unit (CPU) is dedicated to the conduct of early-phase clinical pharmacology studies in normal healthy volunteers, special populations, and patient populations over a spectrum of diseases including cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. Medpace CPU is a fully owned subsidiary of Medpace, Inc. An expanded state-of-the-art facility opened in July 2012 on the Medpace clinical research campus which is centrally located in Cincinnati, Ohio, approximately 20 miles from the Greater Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky International Airport.


Comprehensive Phase I services

As a full-service CRO, Medpace offers a suite of Phase I services through its CPU, Bioanalytical lab, consulting, and regulatory capabilities. Medpace's investment in early phase research involves cutting edge technology, instrumentation, and process, developed by 20 years in clinical research, led by therapeutic experts. Medpace's dedicated clinical research campus is home to the CRO, the CPU as well as these core subsidiaries:

  • Medpace Bioanalytical Laboratories
  • Core ECG laboratory (an official Mortara partner)
  • Medpace Reference Laboratories
  • Medpace Imaging Core Lab

The ability to tap a full host of industry experts and experienced project teams supports a full-service model for clinical development. Medpace's comprehensive approach brings synergy, heightened efficiencies and standardization to your clinical programs.

Site features include:

  • 60,000-square-foot in-patient and out-patient facility
  • 96 beds in four in-house units in total for overnight extended-stays
  • Centralized laboratory processing
  • Investigational Drug Service/Pharmacy
  • Centralized food service
  • Secure, monitored and alarmed 24x7
  • Multiple major hospitals within close vicinity
  • 24-hour availability of certified advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) personnel on staff

Volunteer amenities include:

  • Recreation rooms outfitted with widescreen televisions, board games, and other activities
  • Personal DVD players and library of DVDs
  • Computer rooms with desktop computers
  • Wireless technology and computer hook-ups for use with the volunteers' laptop computers
  • Video games (Xbox 360®)
  • A well-lit, secure outdoor courtyard (weather permitting)
  • Catered meals planned for each study
  • Abundant free parking
  • Public transportation with dropoff/pickup in front of campus

State-of-the-art equipment

The CPU utilizes the following facility equipment:

  • Mortara 12-lead ECG machines
  • Braun IV Infusion Pumps
  • Welch Allyn Spot Vital Sign machines capable of pulse oximetry measurements
  • Fully-stocked emergency crash carts with Zoll M Series defibrillator and external pacing device
  • Master clocks with synchronization to the official atomic time
  • Generator back-up for continual power supply
  • Laboratory processing and storage area with refrigerated centrifuges and -20°C/-70°C freezers

Specialized diagnostic equipment

  • Mortara Surveyor Telemetry Central System with 32 telemetry channels
  • Continuous glucose monitoring systems (Medtronic MiniMed CGMS)
  • Platelet Aggregometers
  • YSI STAT Plus Glucose Analyzer
  • Calorimetry machine
  • Seimens Acusan Sequoia 512 Ultrasound machines

A breadth of capabilities

Medpace Clinical Pharmacology offers a wide spectrum of study capabilities, including:

  • Dose escalation
  • Single / multiple dose studies
  • First-in-human (FIH)
  • Bioavailability / Bioequivalence
  • Drug-Drug interaction
  • Food effect
  • Phase IIa / Proof of concept
  • Thorough QT / QTc
  • Glucose clamp studies

Effective recruitment of normal healthy, special, and patient populations

The CPU has a dedicated staff for both the recruitment and screening of study subjects. A volunteer database of active potential study subjects for multiple types of clinical trials is continuously developed and nurtured including:

  • Normal Healthy Volunteers
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Chronic Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Depression
  • Stress/anxiety
  • Obesity (BMI >30)
  • Postmenopausal (natural or surgically sterile)
  • Elderly (65+ years)

Support services for every need

Medpace Clinical Pharmacology draws on the extensive expertise of the Medpace family of businesses to provide a full range of early phase clinical research services, including:

  • Regulatory consulting for early phase development
  • Protocol design and writing
  • Pharmacokinetic and translational medicine consulting
  • Project management
  • Data management
  • Biostatistics
  • Medical writing

To learn more about Medpace Clinical Pharmacology, watch our video, or contact us.

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