Drug Storage and Preparation: The CTRC provides locked, temperature controlled and monitored spaces for study drug storage featuring local and remote alarms and audit-able temperature records. The CTRC also has a USP 797 compliant compounding facility available for use.
Infusion of Drugs and Cellular Products: CTRC staff is familiar with safely performing intravenous infusion of study drugs and cellular products. Available equipment includes IV pumps, syringe pump, specialty emergency medication kits, and automatic defibrillator.
High Performance Rapid Monitoring: Available equipment for high performance rapid monitoring includes YSI glucose and lactate analyzers, and HemoCue glucose analyzers.
Continuous Glucose Monitoring: The CTRC has Medtronic Minimed iPRO5 continuous glucose monitoring systems available for use and also expertise with DexCom and Abbott FreeStyle LibrePro systems.
DEXA: The CTRC has a Discovery Hologic DEXA system and trained technicians to perform adult and pediatric studies including assessment of bone density and body composition.
Clamp Studies: The CTRC has both the equipment and nursing/technical staffing capabilities to perform hyperglycemic clamps as well as hyperinsulinemic-euglycemic clamps.
Muscle and Fat Biopsy: Facilities and training for the safe performance of outpatient muscle and fat biopsies are available.
Metabolic Monitoring: The CTRC can perform both metabolic cardiopulmonary stress testing and indirect calorimetry testing utilizing metabolic carts.
Temperature Regulation: To aid in the study of brown fat, cool flow cooling vests are available.
Ultrasound Capabilities: The CTRC has a Toshiba Power Vision 8000 ultrasound with R-wave gated image capture and high resolution probes. An arm immobilizer is available for flow-mediated dilation studies.
Neuropathy Testing: Specialty equipment available for neuropathy testing includes a Physitemp Thermalert, WR Medical Case IV Computer Aided Sensory Evaluator and Q-Sweat Quantitative Sweat Measurement System.
Exercise Laboratory: The CTRC exercise laboratory can safely perform metabolic assessments (VO2max Encore Calorimeter and Parvo Medics True One 2400 Metabolic Measuring System) with various forms of exercise as well as strength testing (Biodex Isokinetic Strength Testing System).