Clinical Trials Unit (CTU)

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Clinical Trials Unit (CTU), Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS), is conducting clinical trials with broad expertise in planning, execution and interpretation of research projects. CTU provides focused comprehensive planning leading to successful trials. CTU-DUHS has a complete resource solution on a single platform with facilities from initial working till the statistical data entry, analysis and interpretation.

CTU provides GCP compliant trial infrastructure for PI and link between PI and industry and supports training programs for clinical trial management.
CTU will provide clinical trial management services for sponsor and investigator initiated protocols, therefore, protocol writing, approval from IRB, patients’ recruitment and participation, data entry and review, analysis, preparation of reports are managed by CTU-DUHS.
CTU –DUHS, HubOF Experts (PI&CoPI):

CTU-DUHS has experienced Principal Investigators and Co Investigators related to general specialty and subspecialties in different disciplines, (52 Professors, 43 Associate Professors and 121 Assistant Professors).
Health Care Services at DUHS:

CTU-DUHS is affiliated with hospitals (Civil Hospital, OJHA Institute of Chest Diseases, DUHS Hospital) having 2642 beds strength along with ICU, CCU and endoscopic facilities. The specialized services for management of diabetes and liver diseases are also available at National institute of diabetes and endocrinology (NIDE) and National Institute of liver and gastro-intestinal diseases (NILGID). These institutes serve bulk of patients (out-patients-around 1 million /year and in-patients around 0.5 million/year).
Affiliated Diagnostic Laboratory services:

Dow Diagnostic Research and Reference Laboratory (DDRRL-DUHS) besides routine investigations have facilities for tumor markers and imuno-histrochemistry. We have submitted application for ISO 15189 Clinical laboratory standards certification to PNAC on 28th Sep 2009. Their visit for audit is expected soon. Laboratory is also participating in proficiency testing program of EQAS (External Quality Assurance Services), RIQAS (Randox International Quality Assurance Services) and NEQAPP (National External Quality Assurance Program Pakistan). These are also accepted by college of American pathologists (CAP).
Dexa scan has been used for bone workup.
Fibro scan to access liver in patients with Hepatitis has been installed & started functioning .This scan is first & only scan available in Pakistan and will help the physicians to explore the condition of liver & effect of treatment without performing a liver biopsy.
Dow Radiology & Intervention Suit (Ojha Campus):

 Diagnostic & Interventional Radiology Suit has technology services for Research and clinical trials.
Animal House (Ojha Campus) for Clinical Trials:

Animal house for preclinical studies has been working in full form and several PhD students are performing their research work.
Dow Institute of Pharmaceutical and Environmental Research:

It is situated at DUHS, (Ojha Campus) and senior PhD scholars supervise research work. Full facilities are available at this Institute for Bioavailability and Bioequivalence (BA/BE) studies of various drugs.
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