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Krakow Medical Center

Clinical Trials

Krakow Medical Centre is a private medical centre devoted to performing clinical trials, in which we have been excelling for 23 years. We are prepared to implement advanced phase II-IV protocols in internal medicine, cardiology, dermatology, bone and joint diseases, neurology, nephrology and more. We have conducted 140 clinical trials in among others: psoriasis, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, cardiology, hypertension, diabetes, ulcerative colitis, COPD, asthma, polycystic kidney disease, migraine, gout, haemophilia.
The staff embraces 65 doctors including 24 medical professionals of various specialties with an extensive experience in clinical trials and fluent English. The founder and director of the Centre is Prof. Edward Czerwinski, a former Head of Orthopaedic Clinic of the Med.Coll. Jagiellonian University Prof. E.Czerwinski in the course of his 47 years of experience gained numerous diplomas of Polish and foreign universities and conducted 46 clinical trials.
Our principal investigators are specialists in the given field of medicine. We ensure a quick and effective screening enrolment as well as a low drop-out (6,7%). A study coordinator assigned to each project guarantees a smooth cooperation with a sponsor and CRO. All procedures of the Site as well as the method of handling source documentation are described in a detailed internal SOP.
Each patient included in a clinical trial is under supervision of a medical doctor, who is available 24/7 via mobile phone. Prolonged experience of the personnel and modern equipment ensure high standard of services. The personnel conduct trials with the utmost care and devotion. We are known as one of the best sites in Europe and we have cooperated with companies from all over the world. The Site has undergone 14 external audits and one FDA inspection and has always received excellent assessment.
We possess a fully computerized database of 160,000 patients. In the field of recruitment we cooperate with major multidisciplinary centres. We possess complete and modern set of diagnostic and laboratory equipment, including equipment for bone densitometry, spine morphometry, ultrasound system with a set of probes. We own the most modern ophthalmologic, X-Ray, MRI (1,5T; 3,0T), QCT and mammography equipment (cooperation).
Regardless of the medical activities we also conduct research projects and health promotion campaigns. The team organizes international congresses with a special focus on osteoporosis and helps to manage the Polish Portal of Osteoporosis. Prof. E. Czerwinski is a well-known specialist in the field of osteoporosis and orthopaedics. Currently a speaker for the Society for Clinical Research Sites. He is a member of several Scientific Boards of medical journals, scientific societies at home and abroad, recognised by the International Osteoporosis Foundation President's Award in 2015. He is an author of 526 scientific papers resulting in Impact Factor 197 and 1700 citations.
The seat of the Company (700m2) is situated in a renowned Kopernika street, located among the departments of the University Hospital in Krakow, which enables us to offer our patients the highest quality of medical services. Adjacent to the main, renovated building with spacious and air-conditioned rooms the Centre has its own car park and a picturesque garden. We are based within 7-minute walking distance from the Main Railway Station and the Main Market Square.
Please visit our website www.kcm.pl for details

Web Site: www.en.kcm.pl 


Demographic Data

  • Start year clinical research1996
  • Phases of clinical studiesPhase II, Phase III, Phase IV
  • Types of studiesBiologics, Drugs, Vaccines
  • PopulationsAdult 18-64 yrs, Senior 65 yrs and over
  • Type of siteFreestanding
  • # of employees involved in research90
  • # of investigators26
  • Number of studies last year18
  • Days openMonday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Extended office hoursYes
  • Overnight facilitiesYes
  • Dry iceYes
  • Blinded pharmacistYes
  • Dedicated monitoring spaceYes
  • Internet access for the monitorYes
  • Onsite laboratoryYes
  • Central laboratoryYes
  • Infusion capabilityYes
  • Shipping optionsFedEx, UPS, DHL
  • Contact for regulatory documentsProf. Edward Czerwinski
  • Regulatory phone number48124303209
  • # of days to turn around regulatory documents14
  • Type of IRB used by this siteCentral
  • Appropriate storage facilities for productYes
  • Able to appropriately store Schedule II drugsYes
  • # days to turn around budget and contract14