Operation and Facility

We are located 452 Rivera Aulet Avenue, Arecibo, PR, 00612. Currently count with two 4 meters visual acuity lanes. One in the first floor and the other in the second floor. We have an elevator for accessibility of disabled patients.  We have an onsite research pharmacy and laboratory equipped with centrifuge, sub-zero freezers (-40 C and -90C) and locked investigational product fridge. A Class II, Type A Laminar Flow Biological Safety Cabinet is installed in our facility for constitution of investigational products if required. We are located in less than 1 mile from the main hospital in our city.

Our personnel is composed by dedicated research coordinators, certified laboratory technician, certified nurses, refractive visual acuity testers certified by Touchstone, Klinitrials and EMMES, and photographers certified by the Duke Central Reading Center, Excelsior, and Parexel. Duke and Parexel has also certified our Heidelberg SD OCT + FA and AutoFlouresence, a Zeiss fundus camera, and an Optos California Camera with FA. We also have a certified EKG machines for our protocols.  We have experience working with CROs such as Parexel, Novartis, and IQVIA and also using several central IRBs such as Quorum IRB, Western IRB, Sterling IRB, Copernicus IRB, Aspire IRB, and Schulman IRB as well.

Outstanding Resilience

We have been recognized for our resilience on emergency situations such as Hurricane Maria. We were able to resume operations promptly, reach 100% of our subjects, and maintain proper conditions for the investigational products. Our Facility is equipped with 3 new generators. The main one is 50KW, which easily cover all our normal operations. Additionally we have 2 backup generators that each will cover for all the devices and essential activities.