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Velocity Clinical Research, Hamburg


Rahlstedter Bahnhofstraße 33, 22143 Hamburg, Germany

+49 40 6312970

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By Participating in Clinical Research

People who volunteer to participate in clinical trials are key to the advancement of medical research. Our sites are dedicated to conducting clinical trials with an emphasis on patient care. Our physician investigators and other members of our research teams are extensively trained in different medical subspecialties as well as the complex field of clinical research. We strive to provide our study participants and sponsors a high quality, efficient and care-directed clinical trial experience.

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Velocity Clinical Research, Hamburg

Velocity Clinical Research, Hamburg, formerly Clinical Research Hamburg, is part of the Velocity Clinical Research Organization, a wholly owned and integrated Site Organization, providing excellence in patient care, high quality data and fully integrated research sites.

Our Mission

Velocity’s mission is to bring innovative medical treatments to patients. We are committed to making clinical trials succeed by generating high quality data from as many patients as possible, as quickly as possible while providing exemplary patient care at every step.

Our Story

Conducting Clinical Trials Since 2004

Velocity Clinical Hamburg, founded as an independent clinical research site in February of 2004, is one of the newest Velocity sites. It was started with a core team of experienced medical professionals and has expanded to form a robust research team. Hamburg provides expertise in a wide range of therapeutic indications in phase II, III and IV clinical trials. By developing close working relationships with their local communities and having close ties with networks of cooperating practices, Hamburg enrolls a high number of diverse patients. 

"We have time for the patient". This may sound trivial - but, in fact, is the basic condition for successfully carrying out clinical investigation. Qualified doctors and study nurses exclusively focus on ambulatory investigation - freed of every day's hectic pace in a clinical or doctor's practice. The site has a certified quality system that was created in 2007 and has been developed ever since. 

Our Experienced Research Team

The Velocity Hamburg team of physician investigators and clinical research professionals are experienced clinical researchers. All physicians are board certified in their specialty area(s) and all research staff is trained in clinical research regulations, including GCP and HIPAA. Training records and certifications are maintained. Our clinical team is dedicated to conducting quality research in a professional and caring environment and strives on collecting quality data.

Dr. Christine Grigat

Principal Investigator, Managing Director

Dr. Christine Grigat is a medical professional with a wealth of experience in the field of internal medicine and rheumatology. She obtained her medical license from the Christian-Albrecht-University in Kiel, Germany in 1992 and went on to obtain board certifications in internal medicine and rheumatology from the Aerztekammer Hamburg in 1999 and 2002 respectively.

Throughout her career, Dr. Grigat has held various positions in medical departments and practices in Germany, including assistant physician at the Medical Department of the municipal hospital in Kiel, assistant physician at the Department of Pathology at the University of Luebeck, and assistant physician at the Department of Rheumatology at the General Hospital Eilbek in Hamburg.

In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Grigat has also been active in scientific research, having completed her doctorate on the topic of "Single electrodes-VDD-pace maker: influence of pole distance and interatrial localization on perception of auricle signal" and giving a poster presentation on the validation of CCP-Antibodies in Clinical Practice at the Congress of German Rheumatology in Leipzig.

Since March 2004, Dr. Grigat has also been involved in several phase II and III clinical studies as an principal investigator or sub-investigator, with indications including hypertension, COPD, IBS, vaccines, osteoarthritis and pain management, atopic dermatitis, depression and others. She has been trained and certified in ICH-GCP since 2004 and regularly updates her training.

Dr. Grigat is a member of the Deutsche Gesellschaft lnnere Medizin (German Association for Internal Medicine) and the DGPharMed (German Society of Pharmacological Medicine) and currently works as Clinical Site Director at Velocity Clinical Research Hamburg GmbH and as managing director and principal investigator.

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René Martz, MD

Principal Investigator, Managing Director

Rene Martz is a highly experienced medical professional with a background in human medicine and a specialization in conduction and interpretation of body plethysmography. He completed his education and training at Heinrich-Hertz Secondary School and Hamburg University in Germany, and gained valuable experience as an assistant in emergency and surgery departments at a general hospital.

He holds a medical license and has been working in various positions in the medical field since 1995, including as an assistant surgeon, in an orthopedics practice, and as a Clinical Site Director for Velocity Clinical Research Hamburg GmbH.

Martz has a wide range of experience in clinical studies, including several phase II, III, and IV studies as an investigator or sub-investigator, and has received training in ICH/GCP and IATA regularly.

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