BTC of New Bedford, LLC

Center Information

Al Peters
Site Manager
BTC of New Bedford, LLC
222 Field Street
New Bedford, MA 02740
USA
508-990-9555
508-990-9556 (fax)
INFO@novexclinical.com
www.novexclinical.com
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Therapeutic Areas

Cardiology/Vascular Diseases
Endocrinology
Gastroenterology
Musculoskeletal
Nephrology
Neurology
Obstetrics/Gynecology (Women’s Health)
Pharmacology/Toxicology
Psychiatry/Psychology
Rheumatology
Urology

Center Overview

Novex Clinical Research is a full-time independent clinical research facility located on the South Coast of Massachusetts in New Bedford, MA. The site is a comprehensive multispecialty site serving the biopharmaceutical and medical device industry with phase II-phase IV clinical trials. Novex Clinical Research focuses on providing professional, high quality study conduct and drug development services.

Site Services

Novex Clinical Research provides an essential service to biopharmaceutical companies by conducting the clinical research protocol and collecting the data necessary to support the safety and efficacy of the drug company's product to the FDA. Novex Clinical Research has conducted research in many therapeutic areas and has worked with many well known Sponsors and CROs.

Novex Clinical’s Site Staff includes:

  • 2 Principal Investigators
  • 4 Clinical Research Coordinators ( Registered Nurses, Licensed Practicing Nurses, and Medical Assistants)
  • 1 Assistant CRC
  • 1 Patient Recruiter
  • 1 Marketing Specialist
  • 1 Billing Specialist

Performance Metrics

Number of Studies Conducted: 70+
Number of Studies Actually Completed: 60+
Number of Active Patients in the Database: 15,000+
Regulatory Submission Turn-Around Time: 3 Business Day(s)
Average Number of Total Patients Enrolled: 19
Average Percent of Total Patients Randomized: 85%
Average Percent of ‘Completed’ Studies that met Enrollment Goals: 90%
EDC Capabilities: Yes

Staff Certifications
Number of Certified CRCs: 3
Number of Certified PIs: 2

Clinical Research Experience

The site’s experience in research includes clinical trials in the following:

  • Acne
  • Acid Reflux
  • Asthma
  • Allergies
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Anxiety
  • Bacterial Vaginosis
  • Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy
  • Bronchitis - Acute and Chronic
  • Bursitis
  • Community-Acquired Pneumonia
  • Contraception
  • COPD
  • Depression
  • Diabetes Type I, II
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Eating Disorders
  • Female/ Sexual Dysfunction
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Flu
  • Gastric Irritation
  • GERD/Erosive Esophagitis
  • Glaucoma
  • Gout
  • Headache/Migraine
  • Herpes
  • Genital Herpes Zoster
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Impotence
  • Incontinence
  • Insomnia
  • Indigestion
  • Influenza
  • Male Sexual Dysfunction
  • Migraine
  • Mood Disorders
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Muscle Strain
  • Neurofibromatosis Type I
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Pain - Acute and Chronic
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia PHN
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
  • Psoriasis
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Rx-to-OTC Switch
  • Seasonal Allergies
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Vaccines

The site has worked with many well known Sponsors and CROs, including:

  • AGI
  • Abbott
  • Adolor
  • Alza
  • Amgen
  • Astellas
  • AstraZeneca
  • Aventis
  • Bayer
  • Biocryst
  • Bristol Myers Squibb
  • Celltech
  • Chiron
  • Cosmo
  • Daiichi Sankyo
  • Diasome
  • Eli Lilly
  • Emisphere
  • Endo
  • Entropin
  • Forest
  • Genzyme
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Grunenthol
  • KCI
  • Knoll
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Labopharm
  • Lexicon
  • Luipold
  • Merck
  • Metabolex
  • Nicox
  • Novartis
  • Noven
  • Novo Nordisk
  • Parke Davis
  • Pfizer
  • Pharmacia/Searle
  • Pozen
  • Proctor & Gamble
  • Progenics
  • Purdue
  • Roche
  • Sanofi pasteur
  • Schwarz
  • Solace
  • Takeda
  • Theravance
  • United Therapeutics
  • Xenoport
  • Wyeth

Facility Description

Novex Clinical Research is located in New Bedford, MA - walking distance to St. Lukes Hospital, the area’s largest Hospital. Public Transportation is available throughout the city of New Bedford and the surrounding towns. The nearest stop is also walking distance to the site. New Bedford, MA is centrally located between Cape Cod, MA and Providence, RI. With over 3,000 square feet of dedicated clinical research space, the site is fully equipped to conduct Phase I-IV trials.

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

Equipment/Facility:

  • Access to Beds
  • -20° Freezer
  • -70° Freezer
  • Emergency Cart
  • Electrocardiogram Machines
  • Digital Vital Signs Monitors
  • Fully Equipped Laboratory
  • Refrigerators for specimens
  • Refrigerated Centrifuges
  • Pharmacy/Drug Storage Room with refrigerator
  • Conference Room
  • Monitoring Rooms
  • 5 Patient Examination Rooms
  • Recreation/TV Rooms
  • Admission Area
  • Outpatient/Screening Area
  • 12 lead EKG
  • Biofeedback
  • Centrifuges
  • CLIA Waiver
  • Dry Ice

We have access to many other diagnostics such as:

  • Bone Mineral Density - DEXA scan
  • CT Scan
  • Diagnostic X-Ray
  • Mammography
  • MRI
  • Ultrasound

Other features within Beacon Clinical Research:

  • 24 hour emergency phone number
  • 24 hour fax line
  • 3 printer / copy machines ( 2 with scanners)
  • Computerized software for daily tracking of patient activity
  • Standard Operating Procedures
  • QA audit tools and procedures for FDA compliance
  • Competency documentation tools for clinical trials staff
  • Training in the clinical trials industry (GCP & ICH) and FDA regulations for clinical trials staff
  • IATA Certified staff
  • Human Participant Protections Education for all Staff
  • Ongoing review of clinical trial regulations and system adaptation
  • Prompt turn-around of regulatory documents, contracts, and budgets
  • One person contact for all study-related issues
  • Subject recruitment plan and execution
  • Computerized software for daily tracking of patient activity
  • Accurate results in a timely manner with data integrity
  • Adult pharmacokinetics capability (-70° freezer)
  • Well trained coordinator staff currently five Coordinators and three Principal Investigators
  • Large detailed database subdivided to recruit subjects
  • Use of a central IRB which facilitates timely approvals
  • Great clinic locations (easy access to Highways, Turnpike, Train, & Airports)
  • Demographically, ethnically diverse patient population (see demographics)
  • High speed internet access with wireless capabilities
  • High enrollment of past studies
  • Open Saturday as needed

Investigator Experience

Muhammad Munir, MD Principal Investigator / Sub Investigator

Dr. Munir graduated from Karachi University in Pakistan. Dr. Munir completed his Residency and Fellowship in Geriatric Psychiatry at Boston University Medical Center. He has 18 years of experience as a Psychiatrist. Dr. Munir is currently the Medical Director of both Boston Health Care, in Walpole, MA and Boston Neuro Behavior Associates in New Bedford, MA.

Mushtaque Chachar, MD Principal Investigator/ Sub Investigator

Dr. Chachar graduated from the University of Sindh in Pakistan. He was a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at Yale University. Dr. Chachar has 15 years of experience as a Neurologist. Dr. Chachar completed his fellowship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Sleep Medicine. He is currently the head of General Adult Neurology at Boston Neuro Behavioral Associates in New Bedford, MA. He is also a Neurologist at St. Luke's Hospital in New Bedford, MA.

Staff Expertise


Al Peters has over 12 years of experience as a site manager. His responsibilities include overseeing ongoing studies and business development. Al also has experience in coordinating research studies.


Novex Clinical Research's Staff includes: 2 Primary Investigators, 1 Site Manager, 4 Clinical Research Coordinators, 1 Assistant CRC, 1 Patient Recruiter, 1 Marketing Specialist, and 1 Billing Specialist. The coordinators hold titles ranging from CRC I- CRC III. In addition, the site has personnel that conduct onsite internal QA.

Patient Demographics

Novex Clinical Research's large patient database is a result of the site as well as the Private Practice the site is affiliated with. This database allows for queries by age, medical history, inclusion/exclusion ECT. In addition this database closely resembles our diverse community. Subjects are recruited mainly from the database; however advertising is utilized when needed.

Demographics New Bedford Massachusetts United States Population
95,183 6,547,629 311,591,917
Caucasian 74.5% 80.4% 72.4%
African American 6.4% 6.6% 12.6%
American Indian Alaska Native 1.3% 0.3% 0.9%
Asian 0.9% 5.3% 4.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 0.0% 0.2%
Persons reporting two or more races 5.7% 2.6% 2.9%
Hispanic or Latino origin 16.7% 9.6% 16.3%
Caucasian persons not Hispanic 67.9% 76.1% 63.7%

Source - US Census Bureau

Other Information

Novex Clinical Research has worked with many central IRBs and has had extensive experience with their procedures and website portals. Some of these IRBs include: Chesapeake, Copernicus, Quorum, Schulman, and Sterling.

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