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The Western Connecticut Health Network (WCHN) is comprised of 3 hospitals and outpatient subspecialty offices. Located in southwestern Connecticut, we care for more than 500,000 lives across two states. WCHN conducts high quality research in every therapeutic area. Our clinical trials team is well-experience in both inpatient and outpatient studies. The combined experience of full-time research staff includes more than 40 years in Phase I through Phase IV clinical trials.We manage investigator initiated studies and clinical trials in Phase I through Phase IV. We have experience: Biologics, Drugs,  Devices, and Vaccines. Our patient Population includes Adolescent 11-17 yrs, Adult 18-64 yrs, Senior 65 yrs and over.

We have a 15 employee research team, 8 are dedicated to clinical trials and our portfolio includes more than 25 investigators in the therapeutic areas listed below:

• Cardiology and Electrophysiology
• Dermatology
• Endocrinology
• Gastroenterology
• General Surgery
• Infectious Disease
• Internal Medicine
• Interventional Cardiology
• Nephrology
• Pediatrics
• Perinatology
• Psychiatry
• Pulmonary/Sleep
• Rheumatology
• Wound Management

We have capability for:
• Overnight facilities
• Dry ice
• Blinded pharmacist
• Dedicated monitoring space
• Internet access for the monitor
• Onsite local laboratory  • Central laboratory capability
• Infusion capability
• Appropriate storage facilities for product
• Appropriately storage for all Schedule I
• -20*, -70* freezer, centrifuge
• CLIA and IATA certification


Demographic Data

  • Start year clinical research2008
  • Phases of clinical studiesPhase I, Phase II, Phase III, Phase IV
  • Types of studiesBiologics, Drugs, Medical Devices, Nutraceuticals, Vaccines
  • PopulationsAdolescent 11-17 yrs, Adult 18-64 yrs, Senior 65 yrs and over
  • Type of siteHospital
  • # of employees involved in research15
  • # of investigators30+
  • Number of studies last year15
  • Days openMonday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • 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 documentsPhyllis Brand
  • Regulatory phone number(203)739-7525
  • # of days to turn around regulatory documents7
  • Type of IRB used by this siteCentral, Local
  • How often does your local IRB meet?Weekly
  • Appropriate storage facilities for productYes
  • Able to appropriately store Schedule II drugsYes
  • # days to turn around budget and contract21