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Sponsors and Partnerships

Since 2001, Uptown Research has partnered with the pharmaceutical industry to help bring new treatments to market. We work with the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies, as well as emerging biotech start-ups, and have tested many of the antipsychotics, mood stabilizers, and anti-depressant therapies currently used by doctors throughout the world. Our experienced investigators and site staff are experts in Good Clinical Practice, The Helsinki Declaration, and all relevant aspects of modern drug development.

Our Facility

Uptown Research Institute Facility is well-equipped with:

  1. 6 Private Exam Rooms
  2. -20 Degree Celsius Freezer
  3. Two Centrifuges
  4. Refrigerated Centrifuge
  5. Dedicated Refrigerator for Study Medication
  6. High-Speed Internet and Dedicated Fax Line
  7. Double-Locked Storage Cabinets for Medication
  8. ECG Machine
  9. Affiliated Inpatient Psychiatric Hospital
  10. Dedicated Monitoring Room with Wireless Internet
  11. Locked Onsite Record Room
  12. Extensive Subject Database
  13. 24-Hour Screening Line

Our Research Site

Uptown Research Institute Site Standards:

  1. Uses Central IRB
  2. Regulatory Document Turn-Around Time: 1 Week
  3. Timely Budget Review and Approval
  4. Clean, Accurate, and Ethical Data
  5. Continually Meet and Exceed Enrollment Goals
  6. Convenient Chicago location Near Lake Shore Drive, Wrigley Field, and Public Transportation
  7. Experienced with Phase I, Phase II, Phase III, and Phase IV Clinical Trials
  8. Results of 2015 FDA Audit
  9. Experienced in Studies with the following sponsors: Abbott, Abbvie, Alkermes, Allergen, AstraZeneca, Boehringer-Ingelheim, Braeburn, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Cephalon, Eli Lilly, Envivo, Forest, Forum, Intra-cellular Therapies, Johnson and Johnson, Lundbeck, NIMH, Neurocrine, Novartis, Otsuka, Pfizer, Reckitt Benckiser, Roche, Sanofi-Aventis, Shire, Takeda, Teva, and Pharmascience Inc.

Our Staff

Uptown Research Institute Staff Qualifications and Certifications:

  1. IATA
  2. GCPs
  3. EDC
  4. IVRS
  5. EEG
  6. Phlebotomy and ECG Administration
  7. Certificate of Completion in Clinical Research Coordinating
  8. Full-Time Registered Nurse Coordinators
  9. Board Certified Psychiatrists
  10. Dedicated Site Manager and Regulatory Director
  11. Dedicated Raters