DaVita Clinical Research (DCR) is a full-service Phase I-IV renal clinical trial site and Site Management Organization. A subsidiary of DaVita, Inc., one of the largest providers of dialysis services in the United States, DCR has over 15 years of experience as a recognized leader in renal clinical trials for pharmaceutical drugs and devices. DCR is a private trial site located in Minneapolis, MN, with access to many local and national patient populations. Nationally, DCR has access to over 400 dialysis facilities and over 38,000 end-stage renal disease patients.
DaVita Clinical Research is committed to the success of customer's studies, by providing uncompromising quality and timely, cost-effective professional services. DCR is unique, providing Phase I-IV renal clinical trials/510(k) approval capabilities, quick local IRB approval, rapid enrollment of patients, and Board Certified physicians committed to quality management of all protocol research activities in areas such as:
- End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD)
- Renal Insufficiency
Since 1983, DCR has conducted clinical trials for the following sponsors:
Suzanne K. Swan, M.D.
Medical Director of the Clinical Research Unit of DCR; Associate Professor, School of Medicine, University of Minnesota; Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Nephrology, and Clinical Pharmacology; Staff Nephrologist, Division of Nephrology, Hennepin County Medical Center. Research interests are clinical pharmacology of drugs in renal failure, aminoglycoside nephrotoxicity, mechanisms of protection from nephrotoxins, and diuretic pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics.
Harry Alcorn, Jr., Pharm.D.
Chief Scientific Officer, DaVita Clinical Research; Adjunct Clinical Professor, College of Pharmacy, University of Minnesota. His responsibilities include management for local and National operations for clinical research for DCR and DaVita, Inc.
Our center features:
- 55 beds for patient confinement
- Recreational amenities
- 24-hour medical coverage
- Private client monitor rooms
- Four exam rooms and two large treatment rooms
- Outpatient blood draw area
- Sample processing laboratory
- Freezers (-70 degree Celsius and -20 degree Celsius)
- Refrigerated centrifuges
- Computerized EKG machines
- Laminar flow hood for IV preparation
- Telemetry capabilities
- Access to hemodialysis units
- Registered dietitian consultant
- Specialty meals
- Affiliation with two CLIA certified clinical laboratories
DCR's headquarters and phase I unit are located in Downtown Minneapolis, MN, adjacent to Hennepin County Medical Center. We are a ten-minute drive from Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport.
Harry Alcorn Jr. PharmD., Chief Scientific Officer;
DaVita Clinical Research
825 South 8th Street, Suite 300
Minneapolis, MN 55404