Cypress Phase I Clinical Pharmacology Unit
Our largest Phase I clinical pharmacology unit is uniquely positioned to meet your clinical trial needs.
With 75,000 square feet and over 180 beds, the Cypress, CA, Phase I clinical pharmacology unit (CPU) is the largest WCCT location. This CPU is a dedicated Phase I unit that can provide housing for long-term in-house trials, and services for both normal healthy volunteers (NHV) and large ethnobridging clinical trials.
This CPU is uniquely positioned between the Orange County and Los Angeles areas (Los Angeles County – 9.3 MM, Orange County – 2.7 MM, Riverside/San Bernardino Counties – 3.1 MM), giving it the ability to strategically recruit from a diverse ethnic population of over 15 million.
Many healthy volunteers are also available for recruitment from multiple universities nearby. To ensure the success of your study’s enrollment, the Cypress CPU’s active outreach team aids community clinical research education and augments our overall patient recruitment efforts.
Other Notable Safety Features
- Authorized as an American Heart Association training site
- 130+ employees trained for Emergency Response situations
Special procedures performed:
- Pulmonary function testing
- Glucose monitoring
- IV infusion
- Subcutaneous and intramuscular injections
- Skin blister
- Vaginal ultrasounds and pap smears
- Multilingual staff to provide comfortable accommodation and cultural sensitivity for ethnic sensitivity studies
- Bio fluid collection:
- 24-hour urine collection
- Serial CSF collection and processing
- Ethnobridging/Asian bridging studies
- DDI, SAD/MAD
- Drug delivery (including devices)
- Food effect
- Cardiac safety
- Serial ECGs
- Atomic clocks and watches for time synchronization
- Six refrigerated centrifuges
- 12+ ECG machines
- Three -70º C freezers
- Multiple -20º C freezers, several 2-8ºC refrigerators
- Treadmill equipment
- Slit lamps
- Goldmann and Perkins applanation tonometers
- Telemetry and holter-capable
- Stadiometers, crash carts
- Nitric oxide machine
- Platelet aggregometry lab
- Multiple spirometry units
Dr. Apinya Vutikullird, D.O.
As a board-certified family physician with over ten years of clinical research experience with WCCT, Dr. Apinya Vutikullird, D.O., has been a principle investigator on over 125 studies and a subinvestigator on over 250 studies. These studies have spanned many specialty therapeutic areas ranging from diabetes, pediatrics, allergy and asthma, hepatitis C, glaucoma, renal failure, postmenopausal, vaccines, alzheimer’s, muscular dystrophy, CHF and Japanese/Chinese/Korean bridging. The types of studies are also diverse – from thorough TQT trials, telemetry/PFT/24hours CSF/stool/sputum/semen collection, medical device, FIH (with Sentinel groups), biologics/human monoclonal immunoglobulin antibody, multiple-days IV infusion, SAD, MAD, BA/BE, food effects, and DDI. As the Medical Director of WCCT, she coordinates all the studies at the various WCCT sites, as well as all of WCCT’s investigators and community consultants/partners. Dr. Vutikullird has served as a medical monitor and consultant on numerous studies over her long career. She also leads safety committees, supports data review and trains and oversees clinical staff.
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