Changi General Hospital’s Clinical Trials & Research Unit is recognised as one of the leading units in Singapore and is actively involved in Phase I to IV clinical trials.
It also provides secretarial support to the Institutional Review Board and all other research-related committees in the hospital.
All the staff in CTRU are GCP trained and have many years of clinical trials experience. The study conducted at CTRU was selected by its sponsor for the US FDA inspection training with the Singapore Health Sciences Authority in January 2004. We have successfully gone through many study audits conducted by the sponsor companies. CTRU has been recognised as a centre of excellence for clinical trials. We have received visitors from the Ministry of Health, Universities and Research Institutions from Taiwan, Korea and Vietnam.
CTRU is committed to constantly upgrade its capabilities to provide the best support possible to the clinical trials which are investigator initiated and industry driven. We look forward to opportunities to collaborate with you and play our role in promoting biomedical research in Singapore.
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Registration for Clinical Trials Participation
If you would like to register as a Clinical Trial Participant and be included in our contact list for any of our on-going or future trials, please contact us at:
CTRU@cgh.com.sgTel: (65) 6850 2600 / 6850 2690 Fax: (65) 6788 1396
CTRU occupies an entire ward with a floor area of 835 sq m. It is an air-conditioned, cosy unit that can house 20 clinical trial subjects for overnight stays. It is a perfect setting for the conduct of Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacogenetics and Bioequivalent studies.
This facility was developed in consultation with Prof Edmund Lee, Clinical Pharmacologist, National University of Singapore.
The essential equipment and facilities in place include refrigerated centrifuge, -70oC freezer with Uninterrupted Power Supply and auto-paging system, Cardiac Telemetry System, Synchronized digital clocks in every room, ice-maker and ice-shredder.
Other equipment such as EEG telemetry can be set up depending on the requirement. This facility operates in accordance to ICH GCP guidelines, with a group of qualified and experienced research nurses. Manpower can be increased according to the demand.
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Within this laboratory, research into the Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV), Chlamydia, Mycoplasma and other pathogens have been performed using the latest detection techniques, including enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) techniques.
Notwithstanding the research into infectious diseases, explorations into the fields of serology, clinical epidemiology and the culture and detection of Helicobacter pylori have also been conducted. This research in particular has further elucidated the role of this bacterium in peptic ulcer disease and gastric carcinoma.
Our researchers at CGH have been carrying out collaborative research projects with other local and international research entities. Their efforts have been recognized and their works published in various international journals.
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The unit operates in accordance to ICH GCP guidelines. It has the infrastructure and capabilities to support the conduct of phase I, II, III and IV clinical trials.
Clinical Trial Specialties (Phase I - IIA)
Clinical Trial Specialties (Phase II - IV)
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Changi General Hospital (CGH)