Our centre is in a purpose-built building, adjacent to the Royal Surrey County Hospital, designed to bring together everything required to deliver full service clinical trial solutions.
Our 12-bedded ward is fully equipped with a range of medical monitoring equipment, including ECGs and blood pressure monitors, and adult emergency resuscitation equipment (as per the resuscitation council quality standards).
Individual isolation rooms
We have 12 state of the art, individual, intensive physiological monitoring laboratories which have advanced sound attenuation, light and temperature control, and isolation from all external time cues.
The SCRC has an on-site secure, restricted access, temperature-controlled pharmacy and a Home Office licence for controlled (Schedule 2 and 3) drugs.
The Centre has its own on-site GCLP laboratory for the immediate processing and storage of blood and tissue study samples. It contains a range of equipment including refrigerated centrifuges and a Class II safety cabinet. The laboratory has a range of temperature controlled storage options including 4°C, -20°C, -70°C, -80°C and vapour phase liquid nitrogen (-160°C to -190°C). These refrigerators and freezers are continuously monitored via an alarm system ensuring that samples and reagents are stored at desired temperatures.
All sample preparation is carried out by experienced and trained laboratory personnel who are experienced in handling a wide variety of human biological samples including blood, urine, saliva and cervical and vaginal secretions. All laboratory staff are highly trained in a variety of processing techniques, including high throughput PK/PD processing and isolation of PBMC, and to prepare sample shipments in accordance with IATA regulations.
All essential clinical study documentation is archived in accordance with ICH GCP Guidelines and EU and UK legislation. All study documentation is kept secure during the study until it is archived. The Centre has a dedicated Archivist in-house who has the responsibility for ensuring that all of the relevant study documents are archived according to the specific Standard Operating Procedure. The Surrey CRC uses an audited off-site archiving company.