Research Groups and R&D Platforms: Clinical development

Research Group:
Precision Medicine in Anesthesilogy and Pain Medicine

Teijo Saari
teisaa[at]utu.fi

Department of Anaesthesiology,
University of Turku

Teijo Saari

SaariLab

Bioinformatics, Biomarker, Clinical development, Genomics, Personalized medicine, Pharmacology, Proteomics

Research Group:
Incretin-based therapy in preclinical and early clinical type 1 diabetes

Jorma Toppari
jorma.toppari[at]utu.fi

Institute of Biomedicine,
University of Turku

Department of Pediatrics,
Turku University Hospital

Jorma Toppari

On-going trials

 

Clinical development, Diabetes, Preclinical development

Research Group:
Pharmacoepidemiology of statins and oral anticoagulants

Risto Huupponen
risto.huupponen(at)utu.fi

Institute of Biomedicine,
University of Turku

Risto Huupponen

Pharmacoepidemiology of statins and oral anticoagulants

Biomedicine, Cardiovascular diseases, Clinical development, Clinical Medicine, Data mining, Diabetes, Epidemiology, Metabolic diseases, Obesity, Pharmacology

R&D Platform:
Clinical Research Services Turku

Clinical Research Services Turku-CRST Oy is a Finnish contract research organization (CRO) with over 20 years of experience of running clinical trials in our own unit. CRST Oy is run by experienced specialists with in-depth understanding of basic and clinical pharmacology and drug development including clinical management. CRST’s core expertise lies in the understanding of disease mechanisms. We have worked with 7/10 biggest pharma companies in addition to many small and midsize companies with excellent customer satisfaction, over 90 % of customers return with next project. CRST’s services comprise clinical study design, study conduct and reporting, and regulatory affairs.

CRST

Clinical development

R&D Platform:
The Emergency Clinic of Turku University Hospital

The Emergency Medical Services Public Utility of Turku University Hospital provides a safe environment for early-phase clinical trials of pharmaceuticals. In the current regulatory guidance for First-in-Human trials, issued by the European Medicines Agency in 2007, requirements are defined for the safe conduct of such studies in terms of trial facilities, investigators and staff. The Emergency Clinic is capable of housing demanding early-phase clinical trials in a safe environment because of its advanced patient monitoring systems, qualified staff and close proximity to the Intensive Care Unit of Turku University Hospital.

The Emergency Clinic

Clinical development

R&D Platform:
MRI Research Center

Magnetic Resonance imaging research Center, Turku, Finland is a joint project of the Medical Imaging Center of South-West Finland, Turku University Hospital, and University of Turku. Our aim is to advance the area of magnetic resonance imaging with direct application in clinical medical imaging.

The main research areas are as follows:

Intrinsic issue contrast MR mechanisms
Acquisition methods and data modeling for diffusion weighted imaging
Machine learning and computer aided diagnosis
MRI clinical trials

MRI Research Center

Clinical development, Imaging, In Vivo Diagnostics