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TCDD Company Overview

The Texas Center for Drug Development, Inc. is a large, multi-specialty clinical research organization with over 12,500 sq. ft. of dedicated research space divided into 3 separate clinical research sites in the professional building for the Medical Center of Bellaire, in Houston, Texas.

The organization has a large group of experienced doctors and staff including: 5 Principal Investigators, 6 Sub-Investigators, 12 clinical research coordinators (5 of whom are foreign medical graduates with MD degrees), and separate departments for regulatory, quality assurance, data entry, and finance.

TCDD also has a 5 person recruitment team, responsible for placing ads in the local media, hosting health fairs, distributing fliers, conducting community outreach, and securing referrals from area physicians. A patient shuttle and full-time driver are also provided to help patients with their transportation needs.

In addition the organization has 3 separate research-only databases, made up exclusively of previous study volunteers. These research databases are divided into a 15,000 subject internal medicine database, a 4,000 patient psychiatric database, and a 3,000 person healthy volunteer database for vaccine and phase I studies.

The following is a list of reasons that make TCDD the first choice for research studies.

  • A Large Multi-Specialty Clinical Research Organization with over 12,500 sq. ft. of dedicated research space, conducting Phase I, II, III, and IV studies

  • 3 separate clinical research sites, located in the professional building for the Medical Center of Bellaire. Each site has its own Principal Investigator, coordinators, laboratory, treatment rooms, equipment, drug storage, database, and recruiters.

  • A 10-bed inpatient unit (with showers) for subspecialty and overnight studies

  • Rated as a "Center of Excellence" by 3 major pharmaceutical sponsors

  • Over 200 studies conducted in the last 7 years with 12 major pharma companies

  • Doctors specializing in Diabetes, Hypertension, Pre-Diabetes/Metabolic Syndrome, Obesity, Lipids, Cardiology, COPD, Asthma, Allergies, Vaccines, Psychiatry, Neurology, Gastroenterology, Ophthalmology, Dermatology, and Women's Health.

  • A Medical Director with over 25 years of clinical trial experience, and 20 years of service as Professor of Medicine (adjunct) at Baylor College of Medicine

  • 4 additional Principal Investigators board-certified in internal medicine, family medicine, and psychiatry

  • 6 Sub-Investigators board-certified in pediatrics, internal medicine, cardiology, gastroenterology, and ophthalmology

  • 12 clinical research coordinators, 5 of whom are foreign medical graduates working as MD coordinators

  • A registered pharmacist for sample preparation and a dietician for diet counseling

  • 3 regulatory specialists to handle IRB submissions

  • A financial division for handling budgets, contracts, study invoices, and payments

  • A separate recruitment division with 5 full-time specialists

  • A 15,000 patient internal medicine database comprised of previous study volunteers

  • A 4,000 patient psychiatric database and a 3,000 person vaccine database

  • A 24-hour medical hotline, staffed by a physician

  • Arrangements with local hospitals for out-patient procedures and diagnostic tests

  • Numerous awards for excellence in patient care and study enrollment

  • Active community programs including: medical fairs and free health screenings.

  • An ethnically diverse patient population of 6 million that is 30% Hispanic, 30% African-American, 30% Caucasian, 8% Asian, and 2% Other

The doctors and staff at the Texas Center for Drug Development look forward to working with you! For more information, please call,