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Clinical Research Unit

The Clinical Trials Center was established in 2006 under the San Juan Bautista School of Medicine Research Deanship in order to promote clinical research especially in clinical trials. It is a convenient facility for outpatient clinical trials, located on the San Juan Bautista School of Medicine premises.

The Center aims to provide a research infrastructure to support clinical trials carried out in Puerto Rico. In addition, provides quality clinical research services to both industry sponsors as well as individual investigators and entrepreneurs who are interested in clinical drug trials and device development.

Our experienced personnel are on hand to perform phlebotomy, blood, and specimen processing, and handle specimen packaging, shipping, and storage.


  • Comfortable waiting room
  • Reception area
  • Conference room
  • Documents storage room
  • Web-based library
  • Wireless Internet
  • Six evaluation rooms
  • Three treatment rooms
  • Temperature controlled room for drug storage
  • Crash Cart
  • Laboratory area
  • Laboratory equipment: refrigerated centrifuge, -70° C freezer, dry ice, vortex and laboratory supplies
  • Walking distance emergency room

Patient Demographics

Our Facilities are located in Caguas, Puerto Rico, near to the metropolitan area of San Juan. This area remains one of the fastest growing with a population estimated at 140,500 , plus 400,000 population from the eastern area.

In addition, the San Juan Bautista Medical Center, located in the same facilities of our Medical School, have an outpatient clinic with specializations in Pediatrics (Nephrology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Pneumology, and Hematology sub-specialities), Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Orthopedics and Surgery. This outpatient clinic serves over 120 patients a day.


  • IRB
  • IATA
  • Good Clinical Practice Training

Contact Information

José Doel Santiago
Project Coordinator/Medical Assistant
787-743-3038 Ext 3203,3204 , 3206 and 3211
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Dr. Edgardo Cartagena
Clinical Trial Director
787-743-3038 x 3203 / 3204
Fax: 787-743-2132
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Clinical Research Unit
PO BOX 4968
Caguas, PR 00726-4968

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Private U.S. medical school, located in Caguas, Puerto Rico. It formally opened its doors in 1978.


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