The Clinical Research Unit (CRU) was established in 2006 under the San Juan Bautista School of Medicine School of Medicine (SJBSM) in order to promote clinical research through the expansion of clinical trials. Our clinical research staff work to cultivate strong relationships with industry sponsors and contribute to the success of clinical research by managing a variety of clinical trials.

The Clinical Research Unit (CRU) of the San Juan Bautista School of Medicine is a clinical research center strategically located between the SJBSM facilities and Hospital Menonita Caguas, Inc. The collaboration between SJBSM-CRU and Hospital Menonita Caguas is important to the success of each clinical trial. SJBSM-CRU works closely with each department of the hospital according to the criteria of each protocol. SJBSM-CRU also works alongside our designated principal investigators for each study according to their area of specialty to ensure that clinical trials are conducted according to the criteria and guidelines of each sponsor, and ensuring compliance with good clinical practice’s (GCP).

The Center's objective is to provide a research infrastructure to support clinical trials carried out in Puerto Rico. It offers quality clinical research services to sponsors and pharmacists, as well as individual researchers and entrepreneurs interested in clinical drug trials and device development. Also, part of our objectives is to provide new treatment opportunities and a better quality of life to each of our patients.

Our experienced staff is available to perform procedures such as Blood Sample Collection, processing, storage and shipment, electrocardiograms and Data Entry, being open to training for specific functions necessary for the success of each clinical trial.


Patient Demographics

Our Facilities are located in Caguas, Puerto Rico, near to the metropolitan area of San Juan. This area remains one of the fastest growing with a population estimated at 140,500, plus 400,000 population from the eastern area. Clinical trial specialties include Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pediatrics, Gynecology, Cardiovascular, Pulmonology and various other sub-specialties.