The section conducts, facilitates the conduct of, clinical studies, including bioequivalence studies. Bioequivalence studies compare the rate and extent of absorption of two formulations of the same drug to ensure that locally-made generic drugs fulfil regularity requirements. The section also offers two modules of a semi-annual Clinical Research Professionals' Course: 1) Clinical Studies' Designs, Methods, and Analysis Module (2 weeks), accredited with 30 CME hours by the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties (SCFHS) and 49.25 CME hours by the American Association of Continuing Medical Education (AACME), and 2) Clinical Research Activities Module (1 week), accredited with 22 CME hours by the SCFHS & 24.5 hours by the AACME. The facility consists of a research clinic and a waiting area and is equipped with phlebotomy chairs, crash carts, ultrasound machine (Titan, portable), EKG machine (MAC 5500), I-Lyte NA/K/CL analyzer, I-Lab 300 auto chemistry analyzer, CBC Coulter Ac.T diff, digital weighing scale (Tronix), vital signs system (Dinamap pro 300v2), and life scan glucometer.


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