The FICR Difference

At the Florida Institute for Clinical Research (FICR), we are proud to be Orlando’s premier clinical research facility. This prestigious designation isn’t something we take lightly. Our state-of-the-art facility, world-class staff, and our experience with over a thousand clinical trials speaks for itself. Come and take a walk with us and experience the FICR difference for yourself.

Site Capabilities

FICR’s fully-equipped research facility capabilities set us apart from other trial sites. Our 7,000sq ft facility is outfitted to conduct phase I-IV trials. Other capabilities include, but are not limited to:

  •  Centrifuges
  • Defibrillator
  • ECG Machines
  • Electroencephalography (EEG)
  • Freezers
  • Hemoglobin A1C Testing
  • Neuropsychological Testing
  • Pharmacokinetics
  • Polysomnography equipment
  • Psychological testing
  • Psychometric assessment
  • Cardiac Echo Ultrasound

Site Amenities

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Our four board-certified physician investigators and sub-investigators rely on the latest diagnostic equipment to deliver precise clinical assessments. A database of existing patients to help improve enrollment, and CITI–certified research coordinators (ACRP certified) are just a few of our facility amenities here at FICR. Others include:

  • Quality Assurance Department for training coordinators and investigators
  • Regulatory Department that upholds a 3-5 day turnaround
  • Fully-accredited Cardiac Unit
  • Back-up generator
  • Certified Diagnostic Laboratory with Phlebotomy and on-site processing
  • Extended stay Pharmacokinetic test facilities
  • Freezers at -20 degrees C
  • 24/7 Temperature monitoring with alarm
  • ECG, Echo-ECG and Holter Monitoring
  • Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring
  • Meal tolerance test capabilities
  • Locked and temperature-controlled Investigational Drug Storage facilities
  • Refrigeration Equipment

Our experienced and compassionate team understands the importance of patient retention. At the heart of this is ensuring our most valuable asset feels comfortable and welcome. Our diverse patient base feels at home while completing regular office hour visits, or overnight. No detail is spared to ensure this.

Our patient amenities consist of:

  • 9 private bedrooms
  • 9 exam rooms
  • Showering/Bathroom facilities
  • TVs with DVDs, Cable, Netflix, Wi-Fi
  • A full kitchen offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Virtual Clinical Trial Capable

Amidst the coronavirus pandemic, FICR incorporates virtual clinical trial technologies, for our Sponsors and CROs as needed. Our goal is to meet enrollment criteria fully and ensure maximum safety and ease of participation for our volunteers. In addition, our RealTime-CTMS system features eSOURCE. Our partners can review and monitor data remotely, anywhere.

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If you are a pharmaceutical study sponsor interested in partnering with FICR, please email our research director, Maria Lopez at, or fill out our online form.

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