Our facilities

Discover our Clinical Research Units

We have multinational and multi-centre capabilities thanks to operating our own clinic sites in Cork, Ireland and Chicago, USA. Our research team: designs the studies, screens participants, conducts study visits, collects and stores the biological samples and performs the statistical analysis all under one roof.

Cork Ireland

Find us

How to get here: 

By Bus:

  • No. 203 from St. Patrick Street to Blackpool shopping centre (Walk 1 min)
  • No. 215 from Drawbridge Street to Dublin Hill Junction (Walk 4 min)

By Car:

  • From Cork City Centre: Take the N20 towards Blackpool shopping centre. Turn right onto Brother Delaney Rd. Enter Heron House Retail Park.
  • From Limerick: Take the M20/ N21. At Junction 5, take the N20 exit to Cork/Croom. Head straight towards Blackpool. Turn left & left again into Heron House Retail Park.
  • From Dublin: Take the M50. At junction 9, take the N7 exit to Limerick/ Cork/ Waterford/ N8/N9. Stay on N7. Continue onto M7 towards Cork. At the dunkettle, take N8 towards the city centre. Follow directions above.

Chicago USA

Find us

How to get here: 

By Bus:

  • Nearby Bus Station: Greyhound Terminal.
  • The 146 route is the inner lake shore express which drops you off on Michigan / Ontario, right down the street from the clinic.

By Train:

  • Our exit off Lake Shore Drive if you are driving to the clinic. If going southbound from the Northside, you can exit at either Michigan or Ontario on lakeshore drive. The same exits apply for people coming from the southside.

By Train:

  • Nearby Subway Station: Grand & Slate (Red line), Clark & Lake (Blue line).
  • Nearby Train Station: Union Station (Amtrak & Metra), Clark & Lake (Orange & Blue Lines).

Our technological CAPABILITIES

Our facilities are equipped with the latest equipment & technology

Equipment

We have a wide variety of equipment to help us undertake certain measurements in our clinical studies. These can be divided amongst different types of health areas.

  • Ultrasonic Vascular Imaging (Flow Mediated Dilation)
  • 12 lead ECG
  • Imaging (DXA, ultrasounds, MRI)
  • Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring
  • Biopsies (adipose, muscle)
  • Biodex strength measurements
  • Cosmed (V02 max, RER)
  • Sports Performance lab
  • Radio Opaque markers (WGTT)
  • Corneometer
  • Sebumeter
  • Tewameter
  • Cutometer
  • Antera 3D imaging camera
  • Dexa Scans
  • Skin pH meter
  • Cognitive test batteries, Galvanic skin response and eye tracking device

Clinical Trial Apps

We have developed a suite of apps for collecting and monitoring clinical data offsite. These allow for the capturing of remote participant data on a daily basis. These tools drive compliance and adherence to study protocol.

Medical Devices

Medical devices are used on the participant side. Some of this technology has driven forward the transition of trials from clinic to the home, as clinical data can be collected at the subjects home on a continuous basis.

  • Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM)
  • Video Capsule Endoscopy (VCE)- cameras/ receivers software
  • Actigraph (sleep tracker)
  • Wearable sensors

Mobile Unit

We have a mobile clinic that can expand our recruitment capabilities, reaching wider audiences for difficult to recruit studies. This pop up clinic has been brought to various locations around the city to drive forward our research database.

OUR GALLERY

We have multinational and multi-centre capabilities thanks to operating our own clinic sites