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April 8, 2013

CPRC created to conduct medical testing in area

Official: ‘Having a center in town just made a lot of sense’

FAIRMONT — After INC Research — previously Kendle — left the Morgantown area, a void in the area of medical testing was created.

That void is now being filled by the Clinical and Pharmacologic Research Center (CPRC), which was created by the West Virginia University Research Corp.

Starting later this month, the CPRC will pay volunteers to participate in drug tests that will allow researchers to measure the effectiveness of generic drugs versus their prescription counterparts.

“WVU has always had an emphasis on research,” said Dr. Dorian Williams, medical director of the CPRC who also served in that capacity to the organization’s forerunner, Kendle, and then briefly for INC Research. “The timing was just right as WVU was expanding its mission. Having a center in town just made a lot of sense with the mission and the service to the community.”

Kendle operated in Morgantown for about 30 years until it was taken over in 2011 by INC Research, which then shut the facility down after about a year.

“It’s almost a year to the date,” said Williams, who also serves as a faculty member in family medicine at WVU now and when he was with Kendle. “We found out they were closing and we spent about three months closing down, and a few months discussing the feasibility before reopening as a new venture, even though we are doing the same thing in the same place.”

The facility was named last October, Williams said. The first study is scheduled to begin April 20. The goal is to conduct about 40 clinical trials a year and generate $7 million worth of revenue for the community.

 

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