Experience

Emerald Coast Research Associates is an outpatient facility located in the heart of Panama City, Florida. We have a dedicated team taking studies from conception to completion. We strive to provide the highest quality of patient care while diligently providing sponsors with the highest standard of quality data.

Our staff offers creative and innovative solutions to patient recruitment, enrollment and retention. We utilize a central Institutional Review Board (IRB). ECRA consistently meets and exceeds sponsor enrollment goals. We have access to Gulf Coast Hospital Emergency Room which is located less than one tenth a mile from our site. ECRA maintains an in house crash cart, Advanced Cardiac and Basic Life Support trained personnel, and a 24 hour on call cell phone used exclusively for research. Our site provides:

  • Monitor areas convenient to DSL, fax machines, telephones and copiers
  • Study medication maintained using double locked storage and ECRA provides secure record storage
  • CLIA certified laboratory, equipped with centrifuges both refrigerated and non, spirometry, EKG, -30°C plasma freezer
  • 5 examination rooms, 3 with satellite televisions and Lazy Boy chairs for extended visits
  • Access to Ultra Sound, X-Ray, MRI, CT, EGD and colonoscopy testing facilities
  • Proficiency in serial spirometry, pharmacokinetic testing, intravenous infusions, holter monitoring, electronic data capture and electronic diaries

Therapeutic Clinical Research Experience

  • Pulmonology
  • Urology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Rheumatology
  • Oncology
  • Interventional Cardiology

We have worked with the following sponsors:

  • Abbott
  • Altana
  • Aventis
  • Astra Zeneca
  • Basilea
  • BioMark
  • Bristol Myers Squibb
  • Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Dey
  • DuPont Pharmaceuticals
  • Forest
  • Genentech
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Hoffman LaRoche
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Lederle
  • Novartis
  • OrthoBiotech
  • Pennisula
  • Pfizer
  • Proctor & Gamble
  • Spracor
  • SmithKlineBeecham
  • Sky
  • Tap Holdings

We have worked with the following CROs:

  • CareStat
  • CATO
  • Chiltern
  • Covance
  • ICON
  • Omnicare
  • Paragon
  • Parexel
  • Pharmanet
  • PPD Development
  • Quintiles
  • Target
  • US Micron

Patient Demographics

  • Panama City is located in Bay County which has a population of 150,317.
  • There are 8 counties surrounding Bay County which include Calhoun, Franklin, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Liberty, Walton, and Washington.
  • Panama City’s ethnic profile can be divided into 84% Caucasian, 11% African American, 2% Asian, and 3% Hispanic.