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LaPorte County Institute for Clinical Research is located in Michigan City, Indiana.  We are the only research dedicated center in our county.  Our physician's are passionate about clinical research and encourage all of their patient's to participate if possible. 

Dr. Maurice Ndukwu is experienced in Internal Medicine, Critical Care and Pulmonary Disease and has a special interest in Sleep Medicine.  He has over 20 years experience in clinical research. He serves as either Principal Investigator or Sub-Investigator on all of our trials.

Dr. Minesh Patel is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and has a special interest in hypertension and diabetes research.  He has been in private practice since 1993 in Michigan City and has been involved in research for over 10 years.  He serves as either Principal Investigator or Sub-Investigator on all of our trials.


Demographic Data

  • Start year clinical research2008
  • Phases of clinical studiesPhase I, Phase II, Phase III, Phase IV
  • Types of studiesBiologics, Drugs, Medical Devices, Vaccines
  • PopulationsAdult 18-64 yrs, Senior 65 yrs and over
  • Type of siteFreestanding
  • # of employees involved in research5
  • # of investigators2
  • Number of studies last year5-10
  • Days openMonday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Extended office hoursYes
  • Overnight facilitiesYes
  • Dry iceYes
  • Blinded pharmacistYes
  • Dedicated monitoring spaceYes
  • Internet access for the monitorYes
  • Central laboratoryYes
  • Infusion capabilityYes
  • Shipping optionsFedEx, UPS, DHL, Other
  • Contact for regulatory documentsMichelle Sheets, CCRC
  • Regulatory phone number219-879-0333 ext 213
  • # of days to turn around regulatory documents5-7 business days
  • Type of IRB used by this siteCentral
  • Appropriate storage facilities for productYes
  • Able to appropriately store Schedule II drugsYes
  • # days to turn around budget and contract7-14 business days