Facilities and Equipment

The research clinic at Kentucky Neuroscience Research is completely outfitted with the equipment and resources to accomplish research objectives in line with ICH/GCP guidelines. Our facility can accommodate all types of research requirements from Phase-I through Phase-IV, in both pediatric and adult neurology. We are committed to collecting the highest quality data and our research equipment is calibrated and monitored regularly. We have the following equipment at our site for research purposes:

Laboratory Equipment

-70°C specimen freezer

-20°C specimen freezer (2*)

-2°C to 8°C specimen refrigerator (2*)

-2°C to 8°C drug storage refrigerator

-18°C to 4°C portable drug storage refrigerator/freezer**

-9°C to 40°C Centrifuge (24 and 16** sample capacity)

Ambient centrifuge (2)

Ice maker/ice baths

Clinical Equipment

Electrocardiography (ECG) (2*)

Electroencephalography (EEG)

Ambulatory EEG

Electromyography (EMG) (2)

Scales (adult and pediatric)


Measuring table

Sphygmomanometer (including pediatric cuffs)

Mercury (1)

Aneroid (3)

Dynamap (1)

Automatic (3)

Phlebotomy laboratory (complete with CLIA waiver)

Office Equipment and Facilities

Savin scanner/fax/copier

High speed DSL access

TV/DVD/Cable for all day subject visits

Dedicated exam rooms (5)

Monitor work area (can accommodate 3 monitors concurrently)

Research drug storage room (temperature controlled-limited access)

Double lock drug cabinet

Phase-I, overnight room within the facility

* There is one piece of equipment at KNR and ULH.

** This piece of equipment is at ULH.

The University of Louisville Hospital is a state of the art facility with all of the necessary equipment essential to providing the highest quality inpatient care. MRI, MRA, SPECT, PET, CT, complete laboratory and pharmacy, a neuro-diagnostic lab, epilepsy monitoring unit and sleep labs, are all available for research use.

Kosair Children’s Hospital is the only free-standing, full-service pediatric care facility dedicated exclusively to caring for children. The Kosair Charities Pediatric Clinical Research Unit (KCPCRU) is also one of 13 sites in the Pediatric Pharmacology Research Unit (PPRU) network, a cooperative network of clinical pediatric pharmacology research sites in the United States funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD).