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Facility Info

Founded in 2014 by START, Dr. Nehal Lakhani and Cancer and Hematology Centers, the Grand Rapids location now has five investigators, including specialists in hematology and gynecologic oncology. With 19,000 square feet of dedicated space and over 50 dedicated employees, the site is a premier location for early phase oncology research.

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Phase I Clinical Trials

The START Midwest clinic has a dedicated treatment room that includes exam rooms, treatment chairs, infusion pumps, and local laboratory services.

  • 2 Triage/Blood draw stations
  • 5 Exam rooms
  • 15 Treatment chairs
  • 1 bed

START Midwest has an on-site laboratory that can perform same day testing. This includes:

    • CBC
    • CMP and other specialty chemistry testing
    • PT/INR; PTT
    • Tumor markers
    • UA with microscopy

Investigational Drug Section (IDS)

Pharmacy Equipment

  • Biological safety cabinets
  • Negative pressure clean room
  • Positive pressure anteroom
  • Secure medication storage room with continuous temperature monitoring
  • Pharmaceutical grade -20°C freezers
  • Room temperature storage shelving (20-25°C)
  • All equipment is annually inspected and calibrated


Biopsy Specimens

PK department staff are IATA shipping certified. Specimens may be shipped same day, weekly, or monthly.

Laboratory Equipment

All equipment is annually inspected and calibrated and includes the following:

  • Refrigerated / room temperature centrifuges
  • Microfuges with refrigeration/room temp.
  • -80°C / -20°C freezer with continuous temperature monitoring
  • Refrigerator
  • Room temperature storage shelving
  • Dry ice delivered twice a week

Regulatory Affairs & Data Management

The Regulatory Affairs Department ensures compliance with all regulatory and industry requirements by following FDA and GCP guidelines for every study.

  • Rapid IRB review and approval turnaround
  • Competitive start-up timelines

The dedicated Data Management team ensures clean, accurate, and timely data entry and query resolution.

  • Experience with a wide variety of electronic data capture systems (i.e., Medidata RAVE, InForm, Veeva, etc.)
  • Monitoring suites with high speed Internet access

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