Axiom Clinical Research of Florida


Center Overview

Axiom Clinical Research of Florida, located in Tampa, Florida, has been successfully completing Phase II – IV neurology clinical studies in an outpatient setting since 1993. Our mission statement is simple: "Axiom performs clinical research that provides exceptional patient care and efficiently produces high quality, clean and credible research data." Our research is conducted following FDA and ICH GCP Guidelines. Under the able leadership of our five prominent Tampa Neurology physicians, we are able to provide individualized service to patients and clinical development sponsors in all areas of neurologic research. We have recently been joined by five (5) Board Certified Internal Medicine physicians (one of whom is also Board Certified in Endocrinology), who have been involved as Principal and Sub Investigators for cardiovascular and Internal Medicine based protocols since 1996. All our physicians are well-versed in protocol requirements and conduction of studies according to FDA and ICH/GCP Guidelines. Our Neurology practice has conducted trials in:

  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • ALS
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Chronic Pain
  • Dementia (including MID & DAT)
  • Depression
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Epilepsy
  • Fibromyalgia
  • First clinical episode multiple sclerosis
  • Head Injury

  • Insomnia
  • Migraine/Headache
  • Multiple Sclerosis (with/without Spasticity)
  • Muscle Disease
  • Neuromuscular Disorders
  • Obesity
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Vascular Dementia
  • Other Neurological Disorders

Our Internal Medicine/Endocrinology practice has conducted trials in:

We have successfully conducted clinical trials under contract with numerous pharmaceutical companies, including:

  • Abbott
  • Amgen
  • Athena Neurosciences
  • Bayer Pharmaceuticals
  • Berlex Labs
  • Biogen
  • Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Bristol Myers Squibb
  • Cephalon
  • Eisai America, Inc.
  • Forest Laboratories
  • Genentech
  • Glaxo Wellcome
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Jannsen
  • Marion Merrell Dow
  • Merck
  • Myriad
  • Neotherapeutics
  • Neurochem
  • Neurocrine
  • Novartis
  • Parke Davis
  • Pfizer
  • Regeneron
  • Sandoz
  • Sanofi-Aventis
  • Scherer DDS
  • Serono
  • Somaxon
  • Synergen
  • Syntex
  • Wyeth Ayerst
  • Xenoport
  • Zeneca

Facility Description

Axiom Clinical Research of Florida is located within minutes of Tampa International Airport and three major area hospitals. We are equipped to perform EMG and NCV studies, evoked potentials, EEG and ECG on site, and have access to full pulmonary function and clinical laboratory facilities within our building. A sleep lab and a MRI Diagnostic Center, both with accredited personnel, are available for our use at each of our affiliated hospitals. We have both -20° and -70° freezers, as well as a locked refrigerator and locked drug cabinets available on site for drug and/or lab sample storage. We have dedicated space for CRA monitoring, with phone, fax, and on line service easily accessible for their use.

Investigators/Coordinators Expertise

Axiom Clinical Research of Florida has five neurologists and five Internal Medicine physicians, all of whom are experienced, dedicated, and well-versed in clinical trial procedures and requirements. We also have five clinical trial coordinators, two of whom are CCRC certified through ACRP, experienced in adhering to protocol requirements, providing study-specific patient assessments, and detailed data collection.

Institutional Review Board

For inpatient studies, we utilize St. Joseph's, and Memorial Hospitals IRBs. For outpatient studies, we are able to use either a Central IRB designated by the Sponsor, or one of our local IRBs, if needed.

Contact Information

For more information on our site's abilities and interests, please contact Kathleen Carlson, RN, CCRC, Director of Clinical Research, Axiom Clinical Research of Florida, 2919 Swann Avenue, Ste 105 A, Tampa, FL 33609, at e-mail: or via phone at 813.353.9613 or fax at 813.353.9169.

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