Sponsor/CRO Info

Sponsor / CRO information

Experience, expertise and facility to meet the individual needs of each sponsor and research protocol

The Richmond Behavioral Associates research unit and location was carefully considered. Our facility was meticulously custom designed and constructed, employing all the knowledge of our experience. We are convinced that our research unit is “State of the Art”. We are equipped with the experience, expertise and the research unit facility to meet the individual needs of each sponsor and research protocol. The 5,000 square foot facility is not a hospital, it is not a hotel, it is not an ICU, but it is a custom designed Clinical Pharmacology Research Unit.

Quality & Integrity

Richmond Behavioral Associates uses a validated environmental monitoring system to ensure the quality and integrity of all pharmacy room temperatures, refrigerated / frozen drugs and samples stored within the RBA research facility. Security Cameras are stratigically placed throughout the RBA research facility, both inside and outside, to monitor and record all activity 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Entry and Exit doors, including fire exits, are alarmed with audible sirens at all times to secure controlled access to and from CPMI. Separation between volunteer inpatient and outpatient areas are strictly secured with locked doors accessible only by staff members with swipe-cards / push-button security codes.

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Clinical Studies Conducted
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Dr. DiBuono and Dr. Smith are experienced clinical researchers having performed over 100 multi-center trials between the two of them. Richmond Behavioral Associates (RBA) is located at the extreme south end of Staten Island, only two miles from New Jersey. Dr. DiBuono has accumulated an extensive database of patients from over 20 years practice in the area. We conduct trials covering the full range of CNS diagnoses including Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s Disease and Insomnia.
RBA performs Phase II, III and post marketing studies for all central nervous system indications. Their office has all the requisite components for clinical studies including safe drug storage, blood drawing facilities (including ECG), and four full time experienced coordinators.

State-of-the-Art Clinical Research Facility in Staten Island, NY

  • 5,000 square feet
  • 2 Dedicated monitoring offices
  • 2 examination/testing rooms
  • 1 Dedicated drug room
  • All ecgs, blood pressure, centrifuges, thermometers, stadiometer calibrated on 6 month basis
  • -70 degree and -20 degree freezers
  • -20 degree refrigerated centrifuge
  • Lab hood for vaccine preparation
  • 1 board certified psychiatrist and 1 psychologist (Adult and child psychology)
  • 9 full time study coordinators
  • 1 research assistant
  • 1 data entry/lab specialist
  • 1 Regulatory/Marketing specialist
  • Sub I Board certified Ophthalmologist for any eye examinations necessary (optovue)
  • Frequently top three in enrollment from database and referrals
  • Top enrollment in Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Alzheimers, Anxiety Disorders
  • Consistently top 10% enrollment, excellent retention
  • Regulatory ready within one week (One day contract turnaround)
  • Utilize Central IRB
  • Ecrf completion 48 hours of visit (48 hour query resolution)
  • Low placebo response rate



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