Chattanooga company among top clinical test facilities for new medicines

Staff Photo by Dan Henry / The Chattanooga Times Free Press- 1/26/17. Richard A Krause, Medical Director of ClinSearch, speaks about his Chattanooga company and the work they do to test upcoming drugs for effectiveness and also side effects in area volunteers.
photo Staff Photo by Dan Henry / The Chattanooga Times Free Press- 1/26/17. Richard A Krause, Medical Director of ClinSearch, speaks about his Chattanooga company and the work they do to test upcoming drugs for effectiveness and also side effects in area volunteers.

Company at a glance

Name: ClinSearchLocation: 6035 Shallowford RoadOwner: Wake Research Associates, L.L.C.Founder: Dr. Richard Krause, a retired gastroenterologistStarted: 1996Staff: 11 employeesServices: The company tests new drugs and medical applications on volunteer patients for pharmaceutical companiesBringing drugs to marketThe path a drug travels from the lab to your medicine cabinet usually takes years and involves three phases. ClinSearch helps conduct work on three of the four trial phases:Phase 1 Usually involves 20 to 80 volunteers, watched overnight to determine what the drug’s most frequent side effects are and, often, how the drug is metabolized and excreted.Phase