Company Overview

The Texas Center for Drug Development, Inc. is a large, multi-specialty clinical research organization with over 12,500 sq. ft. of dedicated research space divided into 3 separate clinical research sites in the professional building for the Medical Center of Bellaire, in Houston, Texas.

The organization has a large group of experienced doctors and staff including: 5 Principal Investigators, 6 Sub-Investigators, 12 clinical research coordinators (5 of whom are foreign medical graduates with MD degrees), and separate departments for regulatory, quality assurance, data entry, advertising, marketing, and finance.

TCDD also has a multi-lingual professional recruitment team, responsible for placing ads in the local media, hosting health fairs, distributing fliers, conducting community outreach, and securing referrals from area physicians. Private vehicles are also provided as needed to help patients with their transportation needs.

In addition the organization has 3 separate research-only databases, made up exclusively of previous study volunteers. These research databases are divided into a 15,000 subject internal medicine database, a 4,000 patient psychiatric database, and a 3,000 person healthy volunteer database for vaccine and phase I studies.

The following is a list of reasons that make TCDD the first choice for research studies.

  • Numerous awards for excellence in patient care and study enrollment
  • Rated as a “Center of Excellence” by 3 major pharmaceutical sponsors
  • A Large Multi-Specialty Clinical Research Organization with over 12,500 sq. ft. of dedicated research space, conducting Phase I, II, III, and IV studies
  • Multi-disciplinary clinical research sites, located in the professional building for the Medical Center of Bellaire. Each site has its own Principal Investigator, coordinators, laboratory, treatment rooms, equipment, drug storage, database, and recruiters.
  • Over 200 studies conducted in the last 7 years with 12 major pharma companies
  • Doctors specializing in Diabetes, Hypertension, Pre-Diabetes/Metabolic Syndrome, Obesity, Lipids, Cardiology, COPD, Asthma, Allergies, Vaccines, Psychiatry, Neurology, Gastroenterology, Ophthalmology, Dermatology, and Women’s Health.
  • Overseen by a Medical Director with over 25 years of clinical trial experience, and 20 years of service as Professor of Medicine (adjunct) at Baylor College of Medicine
  • A registered pharmacist for sample preparation and a dietician for diet counseling
  • Experienced regulatory specialists to handle IRB submissions and ensure compliance and good clinical practices
  • A financial division for handling budgets, contracts, study invoices, and payments
  • A separate recruitment division with multi-lingual full-time specialists
  • A 15,000 patient internal medicine database comprised of previous study volunteers
  • A 4,000 patient psychiatric database and a 3,000 person vaccine database
  • Arrangements with local hospitals and imaging specialists for out-patient procedures and diagnostic tests
  • Active community programs including: medical fairs and free health screenings
  • An ethnically diverse patient population we are proud to know and care for


The doctors and staff at the Texas Center for Drug Development look forward to working with you!

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