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Florida Clinical Research Center Now In Bradenton

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Accommodating a growing staff and an increasing number of clinical studies, Florida Clinical Research Center (FLCRC) is expanding its services to Bradenton.

The new FLCRC Outpatient Studies center at 8043 Cooper Creek Blvd. Suite 107 opened on June 3 and provides a larger state-of-the-art clinical lab, two exam rooms, a conference and training room, improved patient amenities including a separate kid-friendly family waiting area and more than 10 staff offices. Each member of staff now has the luxury of his or her very own office.

"Apart from the expansion of space, our staff is growing to include a lab technician, marketing and community relations coordinator, an intern for the summer and additional positions being planned for the future," says Jamie Smith, FLCRC marketing and community relations coordinator. "Thanks to the staff's hard work and dedication, the move went smoothly and we were functioning the next day."

The new 6,700-square-foot space is centrally located between Manatee and Sarasota counties, just off of Interstate 75. According to Smith, one of the Cooper Creek center's goals is to accommodate a greater number of patients and make their recurring visits more convenient.

"The new space is better organized to accommodate more patients, allowing us to offer more studies with a greater variety of medical indications," says Smith. "We have also been able to hire additional qualified healthcare professionals, including another physician to serve even more patients throughout Southwest Florida."

FLCRC's new center is accepting volunteers for clinical trials and will host educational seminars on ADHD, bipolar disorder, depression and other medical disorders for healthcare professionals, parents and community members. Currently, the center is planning a public open house for early fall with specifics to be announced later this summer.

Writer: Alexis Quinn Chamberlain
Source: Jamie Smith, Florida Clinical Research Center

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