FAIRWAY, Kan. (AP) A new clinical research center in Fairway will provide a place for the earliest stage of new drug and treatment tests.
The Clinical Research Center started taking patients last week but its official grand opening is Tuesday.
The center is part of the University of Kansas Medical Center. The $19 million renovation project was funded by a one-eighth-cent sales tax approved by Johnson County residents.
The center’s medical director, Raymond Perez, says the research building will give the Medical Center a place to conduct Phase 1 clinical trials on patients.
The Kansas City Star reports the center is starting with about 10 Phase 1 trials. When it reaches full capacity in about seven years, Perez expects to have 25 to 30 trials under way involving 300 or more patients.