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Our methodical processes mitigate unnecessary risk and support effective conclusions for each client and every patient across all of our clinical trials.

The Emeritus Research service capabilities are designed to address the specific needs of outpatient clinical trials, including extended-visit PK studies, across a broad range of indications. Since our inception in 2000, Emeritus Research has supported close to 5,000 clinical trial participants right across our clinical trial portfolio.

Whatever the challenge, we have the solution

Protracted study startup and patient recruitment obstacles are the major cause of delays in clinical trials. Transforming our client’s clinical trial strategy into efficient site operations is an imperative of Emeritus Research.

Our Principal Investigators and Scientific Advisors provide valuable site-based perspectives to assist in protocol development and finalisation, drawing on over 20 years of direct clinical research experience.

Our Operations Team provide the complete site start-up solution. From managing lead site responsibilities on multicentre studies, to the development of consent forms, study tools and ethical submissions and regulatory notifications, we are here to assist. As an independent research centre, internal governance processes give us unparalleled ability to fast-track execution of legal and contractual agreements.

Targeted participant recruitment is essential to clinical trial studies. Yet almost 80% of clinical trials worldwide do not meet enrolment targets, and at least half of all clinical trial sites do not recruit more than a single participant. Emeritus Research has exceptional expertise in this critical area. With access to specialist patient populations as well as broad community-based participant groups including healthy volunteers, our success speaks for itself – we have met or exceeded our recruitment targets in over 93% of the trials we have conducted.

Having been involved in a significant number of internal, external and regulatory agency audits, we know conclusively that Emeritus Research produces successful clinical trial outcomes for our clients. Consistently delivering on the site milestones and data of the highest quality.

Our Operational Capabilities include

  • On-site pharmacy facilities including temperature-controlled storage (-20ºC, 2–8ºC and 15-25ºC)
  • Blinded and unblinded reconstitution, preparation and administration of investigational product including oral, topical, inhaled and intranasal routes plus subcutaneous, intra-articular and intramuscular injections, IV push (via cannula insertion) and stem cell delivery
  • Participant education programs in self-administration and maintenance of cold chain storage of Investigational product and management of injection/administration reactions
  • On-site pathology sample preparation and storage including -20ºC and -70ºC temperature-controlled centrifuges and access to dry ice
  • Blinded and unblinded Erythrosite Sedimentation Rate (ESR) Assessments
  • Incubation for Quantiferon Gold Assay Preparation
  • Punch biopsy and tissue sample collection
  • Sample collection for PK and PD markers including PBMC isolation, cytokine assessments, anti-PEG Ab, cytokine stimulation assays
  • Geneotyping sample collection and processing
  • IATA certified staff for sample shipping
  • Access to NATA accredited pathology laboratories with expedited turnaround times
  • Allergy testing including basophil activation, gluten challenge, nasal challenge and skin prick testing
  • Cardiac monitoring including 12-Lead ECG, Holter Monitoring, Echo, QTc and pulse oximetry
  • Respiratory function testing including Body Box, NO2 assays and FEV measures
  • Pain assessments including Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Arthritis Index (WOMAC), allodynia assessments and visual analog scales
  • Musculoskeletal and joint assessments including dactylitis assessments, tender and swollen joint assessments, enthesitis assessments, Maastricht Ankylosing Spondylitis Enthesitis Score (MASES) and expanded enthesis sites
  • Spinal Mobility Assessments including Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Metrology Index (BASMI)
  • Joint ROM/Goniometry
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosis assessments including SLE Disease Activity Index (SLEDAI) and British Isles Lupus Activity Group (BILAG) assessments
  • Dermatology Assessments including Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus Disease Area and Severity Index (CLASI), Physician Global Assessment of Psoriasis (PGA), modified Nail Psoriasis Severity Index (mNPSI), Body Surface Area (BSA), Psoriasis Area and Severity Index (PASI), Itch Severity Item (ISI), Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI),
  • Neurological Assessments including Quick Inventory of Depressive Symptomology Self-rated-16 (QIDS-SR16), Minim-Mental State Exam (MMSE), Columbia-Suicide Sevrity Rating Scale (C-SSRS), Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS), Depression Anxiety Stress Scales (DASS), nerve conduction and electromyography (EMG), electroencephalogram (EEG), Nerve Conduction Study(NCS) and evoked potentials
  • Ophthalmology Assessments including Schirmer Test, Ocular Staining and Tear Break up time
  • Quality of Life (QoL) and Patient Reported Outcome Measurements including Visual Analog Scale (VAS), Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Functional Index (BASFI), Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Acxtivioty Index (BASDAI), Short Form Health Survey (SF-36), Ankylosing Spondylitis Quality of Life (ASQoL), Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy ((FACIT)-Fatigue), EuroQol five dimensions questionnaire (EQ-5D) and Work Productivity and Activity Impairment Questionnaire (WPAI-GH), Healthcare Resource Utilization (HCRU) and Stanford Health Assessment Questionnaire (HAQ)
  • Orthotics, splinting and wound care including assessment and re-dressing
  • Extensive experience in multidisciplinary and multisite clinical trial liaison and management
  • Expedited access to gastroscopy and colonscopy services
  • Access to private NATA-accredited radiology facilities including xray, MRI, 1.5 and 3.0T, Dexa, ultrasound, duplex, PET and CT scans within 24 hours
  • Extensive experience with devices for PROs across multiple platforms and vendors
  • With cloud-based IT infrastructure and tablet hardware in place right across our team, we are able to access to clinical trial software programs without delay. Additionally, our experience across industry EDC platforms is comprehensive.