Cypress Phase 1 Clinical Pharmacology Unit

clinical pharmacology unit - cypress california

The Cypress, California Phase 1 Clinical pharmacology unit is the largest (75,000 square feet) WCCT Global location with over 150 beds. This CPU is a dedicated Phase I Unit and can provide housing for long term in-house trials. This facility also provides services for large Asian bridging clinical trials. This clinical pharmacology unit is uniquely positioned between the Orange and Los Angeles counties, giving it the ability to strategically recruit from a very diverse ethnic population of over 15 million people. There are multiple universities nearby for recruitment of normal healthy volunteers. The Cypress CPU is home to an active outreach team to aid in community education of clinical research and to augment our overall patient recruitment efforts to ensure the success of your study’s enrollment.

Key Features/Capabilities:

• Special procedures performed:
• Pulmonary Function Testing
• Bronchoscopy
• Biopsies
• Glucose Monitoring
• IV infusion
• Subcutaneous & intramuscular injections
• Skin blister
• X-rays
• MRIs
• Vaginal ultrasounds and pap smears
• Multilingual staff to provide comfortable accommodation and cultural sensitivity for ethnic sensitivity studies
• Bio fluid collection:
• Stool
• Sputum
• Semen
• 24hr. Urine collection
• Serial CSF collection and processing

Studies Performed:

• Ethnobridging/Asian bridging studies
• PK
• Drug Delivery (including devices)
• Food Effect
• Cardiac safety:
• Serial ECGs
• Telemetry


• Atomic clocks and watches for time synchronization
• six (6) 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
• Pupillometers
• Telemetry and holter-capable
• Stadiometers, crash carts
• Nitric oxide machine
• Platelet aggregometry lab
• Multiple spirometry units