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Research Center Profile:
Agile Clinical Research Trials

Center Information

Purna Cheekati
Program Director
Agile Clinical Research Trials
10945 State Bridge Rd, Suite 401-434
Alpharetta, GA 30022
404.973.3526 (fax)
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Therapeutic Areas

Cardiology/Vascular Diseases
Healthy Volunteers
Hepatology (Liver, Pancreatic, Gall Bladder)
Nutrition and Weight Loss
Obstetrics/Gynecology (Women’s Health)
Pulmonary/Respiratory Diseases

Center Overview

Agile Clinical Research Trials (agileCRT) is dedicated to provide the highest quality of Phase II-IV clinical trials service to the Pharmaceutical Industry. We are located in the North Atlanta area. The center has the capacity of 3+3 observation rooms and 1+1 safe storage rooms, waiting rooms and office area for outpatient services. The centers are fully equipped to conduct clinical trials with the most advanced technology and are located one in Atlanta Medical Hospital building and other location is close to North side Hospital, Saint Joseph’s Hospital and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

Our professional staff is qualified to conduct the most complex of clinical trials. We have access to central Investigational Review Board (IRB) that provides rapid decisions on study reviews and approvals.

At Agile Clinical Research Trials, we have dedicated and state of the art highly experienced clinical, technology, financial and project management teams and the relentless pursuit of excellence is our goal.

Agile CRT has partnered with Image Healthcare Solutions for healthcare analytics and Business Intelligence software solution. We follow Six Sigma process framework in every trial, Six Sigma clearly produces benefits in terms of better operational efficiency, cost effectiveness and higher process quality. We use ONC-ATCB certified EMR and Practice Management solution to keep our patient demography and their clinical information.

Clinical Research Experience

Our Clinical Research Center is experienced in conducting clinical trials in the following:

Therapeutic areas:

  • Asthma/Allergy
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Dermatology
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Gynecology
  • Neurology
  • Pain Management
  • Pharmacology/Toxicology
  • Psychiatry
  • Rheumatology
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Urology/Nephrology
  • Women’s Health

Clinical Research Services:

  • Age/Gender Matches
  • Bioavailability
  • Bioequivalence
  • Controlled Substances
  • Dose-Response
  • Dose Escalation
  • Drug Interaction
  • First Time in Man Safety/Tolerability
  • Food Effect
  • Pharmacodynamics
  • Pharmacokinetics
  • Single/Multiple Dose

Facility Description

Agile CRT in the two locations are 1505 and 1000 square feet facilities located in the Downtown and North Atlanta area. The location is demographically attractive to participants and visiting clients.

One of the centers is approximately 20 minutes North of Atlanta Int. Airport. We are fully equipped to conduct inpatient and outpatient Phase II-IV clinical trials. Our center is ideally located 0 miles from Atlanta Medical Hospital, 3 miles from Grady Memorial Hospital, 5 miles from Emory Crawford long hospital. Our second site located 4 miles from North side Hospital, Saint Joseph’s Hospital and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

The center has the following Equipment/Facility and Diagnostic Services:


  • Emergency Cart with Defibrillator
  • Refrigerators for specimens
  • Pharmacy/Drug Storage Room
  • Conference Room
  • Data Processing Room
  • Drug Retention Room
  • Kitchen/Dining Rooms
  • Monitoring Rooms
  • Nurse’s Station
  • Recreation/TV /High speed Internet
  • Admission Area
  • EKG
  • ANSA Testing
  • Glucose Monitors
  • Outpatient/Screening Area
  • Access to dry ice
  • Access to MRI, CT and X-ray Services

The center has a dedicated area with telephone, high speed internet access, copier, fax and lounge area for monitoring.

Research subjects are drawn from our own computerized database, from patients seen in the investigator's and sub investigators' practices, and from advertising.

The site is located in a drawing area of 5,626,400 people located in heart of downtown Atlanta. The area is served by three major teaching hospitals.

Diagnostic Services:

  • Mammography
  • Urodynamics
  • Ultrasounds
  • 24 hour Urine Collections
  • Multiple/Serial ECGs
  • Glucose Monitoring
  • Chest X-rays
  • Biopsy
  • Pulse Oximetry

Investigator Experience

Dr. Jean Joseph Philippe, M.D.,M.A.C.P., Principal Investigator, is board certified in Internal Medicine.

He has actively pursued private practice and participated in several clinical trials since finishing residency in Pediatrics and Internal Medicine in 1986. Since that time he has participated in trials focused on Bystolic, Diovan and Insulin.

Our staff is very well trained in all aspects of research including ICH/GCP guidelines and FDA regulations. We follow HIPAA regulations when it comes to patient and data security. The staff is encouraged to actively enhance their personal potential to enrich their individual contribution to the performance of the center. We collaborate as a team on every study to provide the best service to our patients and sponsors.

The clinical research team is a bilingual staff that consists of the following:

  • Sub-Investigator
  • Clinical Research Nurses
  • Certified Clinical Research Coordinators
  • Clinical Screening Coordinator
  • Data Processing and Data Security Team
  • Paramedics
  • Recruiter
  • Regulatory Specialist/Quality Control
  • Clinical Analytics

Patient Demographics

The Atlanta area provides a unique, culturally and ethnically diverse patient population in a number of therapeutic areas.

Our bilingual staff enables us to properly communicate with our diverse population.

Patient recruitment is achieved by patient database, advertisement in newspaper, radio, online internet and physician referrals.

Patient Population:

  • Normal Healthy
  • Geriatric
  • Postmenopausal
  • Diabetes Type I and Type II
  • Hypertension
  • Renal Impaired
  • Hepatic Impaired
  • Healthy females on oral contraceptives
  • Obese
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Arthritis

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