Scientia Clinical Research at UNSW

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Scientia Clinical Research at the University of New South Wales is the first publicly funded purpose built early phase clinical trials centre in New South Wales, Australia. In addition to first into human and first into patient studies, the facility will also support later phase trials across a broad range of disciplines.

Scientia Clinical Research will provide a world class state of the art facility for:

  • clinical trials in cancer, ophthalmology, neurology, addiction medicine, rheumatology and paediatrics;
  • the investigation of medicines, biomedical equipment, devices and other procedures and treatments;
  • phase I to IV clinical trials in healthy and patient volunteers; and
  • clinical research methods development and support.

Importantly, Scientia Clinical Research is co-located within a major Research Precinct that includes a Comprehensive Cancer Centre; the Prince of Wales Hospital, a tertiary teaching hospital; and the University of New South Wales. This provides Scientia with access to a full range of clinical specialties and services.    

Prince of Wales Hospital NELUNE COMPREHENSIVE CANCER CENTRE and UNSW SCIENTIA CLINICAL RESEARCH (Stage 2 Design Development)  


Year of Establishment

The construction of Scientia Clinical Research is being delivered in two phases where the second phase is expected to be complete at the end of 2015.

Clients

Predominantly servicing the Biotechnology and the Pharmaceutical industry, Scientia Clinical Research will perform phase I-IV clinical trials for multinational and national pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.

Scientia Clinical Research will also provide support for small and medium trials initiated by cooperative trial groups and research investigators.

The centre will provide advice and assistance to academic researchers and clinicians on the design, and conduct of clinical research.

Website

For further information on Scientia Clinical Research, please visit the website: http://powcs.med.unsw.edu.au/about/partners/scientia-clinical-research

ASSETS

SERVICES

30 inpatient beds 

Conduct of Phase I-IV Clinical Trials

Cardiac telemetry to all inpatients beds 

Protocol Development

18 consulting rooms

Investigator Brochure Preparation

2 procedure rooms

Informed Consent Development

Pharmacokinetic/pharmcodynamic (drug) laboratory

Preparation and Submission of Ethics Applications

Lounge/recreation area for long stay patients

Regulatory Submission (TGA) Clinical Trial Notification (CTN) Scheme

 

Waiting areas, offices and stores

Data Entry and Quality Control

Project Planning and Management

Sample Processing, Analysis and Management-Bio-analytical laboratory

cGMP compounding