Since 1973, The Education & Research Foundation, Inc. has successfully completed over 1,000 clinical trials in historic Lynchburg, Virginia. Our continued growth and development has built strong industry experience in testing:

• Topical Medications and Products
• Oral Prescription and Over-The-Counter Drugs
• Consumer Products
• Health and Beauty Aids
• Devices

We work to ensure timely and accurate data for our clients, and are committed to operating within a highly ethical, value-added and cost efficient environment. We strive to provide each client the excellence they are seeking. We are ready to discuss your next project.


 Our regional facility is located in central Virginia drawing participants from an 80-mile geographic radius. We are located less than a mile from Centra Lynchburg General Hospital, a regional trauma center. Lodging and the airport are less than 15 minutes from our site. We have a state-of-the-art clinical trial management system (CTMS) with a subject database of over 10,000. The CTMS allows us to track project information such as recruitment, enrollment statistics, document tracking, and study budgeting.

The Education & Research site occupies a 7,500 square foot dedicated research facility that offers the following:
• CLIA approved laboratory
• 9 exam rooms
• 3 private consenting rooms
• Dedicated monitoring space
• High speed internet access
• Secured study records storage
• 24-hour monitoring of min/max temperatures
• Backup generator


Our site has worked with many different sponsors and CROs resulting in extensive experience conducting Phase I-IV clinical trials including successful participation in the following areas: Therapeutic Studies, Dermal Safety Testing, Device Studies, Product Use Studies, Biopsies, Post Marketing, Photography, and Instrumentation. For a complete list of capabilities, click here.