Nutrasource expands its clinical trials facility, doubling capacity, and adding clinical tools

November 6, 2020
Sebastian Krawiec

Since the expansion, Nutrasource says it has been able to uniquely handle the growing number of concurrent trials in a wide range of specialized therapeutic areas not typically available elsewhere.

Nutrasource (Guelph, ON, Canada), a full-service contract research organization, has expanded to its on-site clinical trials facility, just one of the organization’s global network of over 400 clinical trial sites. Since the expansion, Nutrasource says it has been able to uniquely handle the growing number of concurrent trials in a wide range of specialized therapeutic areas not typically available elsewhere.

“The expansion of the clinic is part of our ongoing commitment in providing the best work experience and service solutions for our customers,” said William Rowe, president and CEO of Nutrasource, in a press release. “This infrastructure growth has more than doubled our capacity and adds clinical tools unique to the nutritional CRO space.”

Recently, Nutrasource ran a decentralized (virtual) trial through the on-site clinic, successfully screening, enrolling, and randomizing the required 270 participants within three months across 47 states. The study, which includes collection of stool samples and questionnaires, is still seeing high participant interest and engagement, while maintaining a low participant attrition rate.

The on-site clinic features:

  • Patient overnight facilities with 24/7 operation
  • Environmental chamber (vaping, smoking, etc.)
  • Exercise equipment for sports nutrition, pain, and inflammation models
  • Enhanced level of pharmacy security
  • Two early-phase units and phase II/III outpatient unit
  • Full metabolic kitchen
  • Complete sample preparation and processing lab (blood, urine, stool, saliva, cell
  • preparation, etc.)
  • Remote clinical trial command center

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