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The OC Research Center Has Completed the Redesign of Its Fully Equipped PK Unit, Expanding to 10,000 Square Feet


Orange County Research Center (OCRC), founded in 1985, completes the expansion of their Pharmacokinetics Unit (OCRC PK Unit), founded in 2000. The newly redesigned OCRC PK Unit has expanded to 10,000 square feet, allowing OCRC to continue enrolling their complex studies in less than 30 days.

OCRC PK Unit modifications have added a unique, fully secured atrium to the facility. The atrium, housed with large windows and sky lights, allows patients to walk at their leisure in a relaxed, at-home, environment. Dr. Joel Neutel, MD. expressed, “The expansion goal was to take advantage of all the space we had to offer. After consulting with some of the largest pharma companies in the U.S. we had decided to redesign our OCRC PK Unit to allow for a larger, more comfortable area.” The OCRC PK unit is fully equipped with over 50 beds for extended stays, as well as a pharmacy, laboratory, private exam rooms and a committed staff with collectively, over 66 years of experience.

OCRC PK Unit continues to exceed its enrollment goals

“OCRC PK Unit has recently celebrated its 12th anniversary specializing in cardiovascular, metabolic and dermatological medicine. During this time, one important thing that we have prided ourselves on is our ability to fill complex trials quickly.” Dr. Joel Neutel, MD Founder of Orange County Research Center

The following types of studies were completed in less than 30 days of IRB approval with full enrollment:

  • Congestive Heart failure
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Psoriasis
  • Healthy Patient
  • Hyperlipidemia

About OC Research Center PK Unit

The OC Research Center PK Unit, founded in 2000, is a cutting-edge facility providing comprehensive services and a comfortable experience for patients. The OC Research Center PK Unit is equipped with a 50 bed sleeping area to accommodate men and woman separately, a spacious recreation room with satellite television, drug compounding and storage area, laboratory sampling and processing area, private exam rooms, monitoring rooms, kitchen, showers and conference room. The OC Research Center PK Unit provides 24-hour monitoring to patients involved in our phase one clinical trials.

About Orange County Research Center

Orange County Research Center (“OCRC”), located in Tustin, CA, is a clinical research center with a focus on metabolic trials. OCRC, founded in 1985, recruits, manages, and executes clinical research protocols for pharmaceutical and biotechnical companies. OCRC has participated in hundreds of clinical trials that have advanced the development of many new treatments in the areas of hypertension, hyperlipidemia and diabetes. In the last 27 years OCRC has built a strong reputation for patient recruitment.

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Orange County Research Center
Maria DeLuca-Frane
Director, Business Development

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