General Information

A need was identified for a well designed and dedicated facility to perform Phase I and II pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic studies in healthy volunteer and patient populations.

Christchurch Clinical Studies Trust Limited (CCST) was established in Christchurch in 1999 and operates from the Pegasus Centre, 31 Tuam Street, Christchurch, New Zealand.

CCST provides world class research facilities and has the expertise to perform early Phase I and II studies for the pharmaceutical industry. Over many years, Christchurch doctors have been involved in a wide range of clinical trials for the pharmaceutical industry.

Since the late 1990’s CCST has become a major supplier of clinical trials to the industry.  In May 2017 an FDA inspection occurred at CCST.  For further information, please contact Jo Sanders our Operation Manager jo@ccst.co.nz

Is CCST ‘Site Certified’ By A Regulatory Authority?

Medsafe administers an approval scheme for clinical trials under Section 30 of the Medicines Act 1981 and CCST was the first site in New Zealand to be approved and certified as a clinical trials site which has study participants in residence while clinical trial medicines are administered.

  • Catchment population 480,000
  • single tertiary referral hospital
  • full range of specialities
  • large volunteer population

Christchurch is New Zealand’s second largest city and has a large student population, many of whom are willing to participate in studies as healthy volunteers.

Christchurch is fortunate in having many clinical research groups in most therapeutic disciplines, associated with the Christchurch School of Medicine or Christchurch Hospital. These researchers are keen to participate in joint ventures and recruit patients for Phase II studies.

  • Efficient and effective recruitment
    • CCST has a large database of healthy volunteers
    • CCST specialises in recruiting patient populations with specific diseases
  • Quality – Quality assurance is an integral part of CCST. Systems and processes are constantly being reviewed, assessed and monitored
  • Speed
  • Competitive price

In May 2017 an FDA inspection occurred at CCST.  For further information, please contact Jo Sanders our Operations Managers jo@ccst.co.nz

CCST needs people to participate in our clinical research

CCST provides world class research facilities and expertise