Narayana Hrudayalaya Research Center, Bangalore
Narayana Hrudayalaya Research Center (NHRC) is the Clinical Research Wing of the Narayana Health City. NHRC is located in the health city campus on Hosur Road 16 kms from the Silk Board Junction and 4 kms after the Electronic City. Our mission is to assist in research and development of newer medical therapies by providing high quality medical research data to sponsors within appropriate timelines. These goals are met while ensuring patient safety and well being by maintaining compliance with sponsor requirements, Good Clinical Practice (GCP) guidelines and adhering to ethical standards.
Narayana Hrudayalaya Research Center (NHRC) is located in the Narayana Health City campus, in South Bangalore on the way to Hosur, Tamil Nadu. We are a quality Site Maintenance Organization (SMO) that coordinates with research physicians who are not only experienced with the code of federal regulations and Good Clinical Practices, but are also well accomplished in conducting clinical research protocols while meeting sponsor goals and timelines.
We work with certified, well-established physician groups who specialize in a large assortment of medical areas. This gives us the diversity to conduct studies in a wide variety of medical disciplines. Working with NHRC gives physicians the ability to effectively conduct and oversee study tasks while maintaining their own clinical and hospital practices. As a Site Management Organization, we ensure compliance and handle all of the regulatory documentation required by sponsors and institutional review boards.
We make sure that our staffs are well trained on all GCP guidelines and DCGI regulations. Many of our research coordinators are certified or are working to become certified. We have nurses and staff who can assist with hospital-based protocols that require hospital privileges. NHRC is a sister organization of the Narayana Group of Hospitals , having access to over 5000 beds in various hospitals in all fields of medicine and surgery. It is expected to have nearly 20,000 beds in all specialties of medicine, under the Narayana Group of Hospitals in the next 2 years. NHRC prides itself on having highly qualified coordinators who know the policies and procedures for conducting research protocols properly and ethically.
NHRC prides itself on being technologically advanced by maintaining an electronic database that stores all patient records, and tracks patient study involvement as well as enrollments in all studies. We are capable of electronic data capture and transmission through any medium required, having extra phone lines dedicated solely to data transmission and internet connections for high-speed web-based data transfer.
Speed and precision in all aspects of conducting clinical protocols, from start up to completion, are what make NHRC a leading research center in Bangalore. We welcome the chance to discuss our capabilities with sponsors and CROs as well as the opportunity to be considered for new studies. We also look forward to long-term partnerships with CROs and pharma majors.
NHRC Facility Description
Patient recruitments and follow up visits are conducted on site, in our partner hospitals, depending on protocol requirements. Our facility has access to high-tech cardiology, cath lab, cardiac surgery, gatroenterology, neurology, neurosurgery, dialysis, bone marrow transplant unit, liver and kidney transplantation, endocrinology and a full array of diagnostic laboratory & imaging services that includes CT Scan and MRI. NHRC, as an SMO can conduct clinical trials at various sites in India, in association with our partner hospitals and health cities. All protocols, however, would be approved and ethically debated at the parent hospital premises.
Recognization of our activities:
Medical Research and Drug capabilities of NHRC Our focus is on phase I, II and III trials of drug, device and diagnostic protocols. The various areas of interest / expertise include:
Infectious Diseases Pain Management
Cardiovascular Vascular Surgery
Neurologic Disorders Peripheral Vascular Disease
Dialysis & Renal Medicine Organ Transplantation
CROs / Pharmaceutical Study Sponsors
Till date we have worked with the following CROs / Sponsors:
Quintiles Sanofi Aventis
Asian Clinical Trials
Spectrum Clinical Research
NHRC has access to the Institutional Review Board (IRB) constituted at Narayana Hrudayalaya for furthering medical research activities. Periodically the IRB meets to discuss and debate the scientific merit of clinical trials being initiated by NHRC.
All clinical trial protocols that are cleared by the IRB are presented to the Institutional Ethics Committee (IEC) constituted as per ICH-GCP guidelines .
Clinical trials that are cleared by the IEC are then initiated according to timelines of the sponsor.
Dr. Prem Anand Nagaraja,MD.,
Narayana Hrudayalaya Research Centre,
No. 218/A, Bommasandra Industrial Area,
Anekal Taluk, BANGALORE – 560099.