About FCT

About Forward Clinical Trials, Inc.

Mission Statement:

Provides new innovative medicines of the future to a variety of people in a premier, high quality and friendly manner, delivered worldwide.

Conveniently Located

FCT has one location in the Tampa Bay Area. The facility is a access-controlled 6,500 square foot research facility located within a Dermatology practice.

Located 10 minutes from St. Joseph’s Hospital on Van Dyke Road only 20 minutes from Tampa International Airport.  In the event of an emergency, 911 is called and we have an Emergency medication box at our facility.

Our Practice

FCT is led by Seth B. Forman, MD. Dr. Forman has been voted the “Best Dermatologist” in North Tampa three years in a row, 2011-2013. Forman Dermatology is general, surgical and cosmetic practice that generates approximately twenty thousand (20,000) patient visits a year through our facility.

The practice provides an array of services including:

  • nUVB (Narrowband Ultraviolet B) phototherapy
  • Targeted PUVA (Psoralen + Ultraviolet-A) phototherapy
  • Targeted nUVB
  • Low dose radiation therapy for non-melanoma skin cancers and keloids
  • Blu-light for actinic keratoses and acne
  • Cosmetic consultations and non-surgical treatments

Additionally, Dr.Forman services over one hundred and fifty (150) skilled nursing facilities (SNF’s), assisted living facilities (ALF’s) and independent living (IL) residences in Florida. This travel practice visits residents in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Sarasota, Manatee, Pasco, Hernando, Polk and Marion Counties.

The home facility also houses a full service pathology laboratory. Our lab is able to process routine pathology, special stains and immunostains.

Clinical Research Experience

FCT specializes in Dermatology and Family Medicine, and is capable of conducting Phase II – IV studies.  Our Principal Investigator, Sub-Investigators and research staff have current training in Good Clinical Practice (GCP) through TransCelerate and in FCT specific Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to include an SOP on Quality Management.  Research staff are IATA certified and have experience in multiple Electronic CRF’s (eCRF) systems, strive to resolve queries in a timely manner and provide quality data that meet sponsor expectations.  Along with quality data, patient safety is our top priority.  FCT consistently is a top enroller for all clinical trials conducted at our facility and has worked with recruitment companies such as Acurian and StudyKik.  We utilize RealTime-CTMS and have a large and diverse database of potential research subjects.  FCT also has the capability to rapidly turn around completion of contracts and regulatory documents to meet study initiation timelines.

FCT partners with several local Radiology Centers to meet protocol-specific imaging requirements.  We work with several major pharmaceutical sponsors to include: Abbvie, Novartis, Astra Zeneca, Janssen Biotech, Regeneron, Valeant, Celgene, F. Hoffman-La Roche, Ltd., Ranbaxy Laboratories, Inc., Novum PRS, Cutanea Life Sciences, Inc., Chorus, Eli Lilly and Company, Medimmune, and Pfizer.


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