AMR Lexington was originally founded in 1991 as Central Kentucky Research Associates (CKRA) by Deborah Dyer, RN, BSN, and the late Jacqueline Smith, RN, BSN. CKRA was Kentucky’s first independent clinical drug research facility and one of only a few such facilities in the nation that was owned and operated by women who were not physicians. In 1994, CKRA was asked to join the prestigious Alliance for Multispecialty Research (AMR); an elite network of clinical research sites whose membership is by invitation only and the culmination of a rigorous peer review and acceptance process.
In 2017, 15 AMR centers merged their businesses to form a single company. AMR now includes 27 locations across the continental United States, 126 investigators, and access to databases of over 657,344 patients. As one company, AMR now offers improved efficiencies with the same exceptional quality and industry professionals you trust.
Dedicated research exam rooms
On-site lab and processing
Inpatient and outpatient
ECG machines, X-ray, and DEXA scanning
double-locked drug storage
-20° and -70° refrigeration and dry ice
24hr ABPM equipment
emergency EQUIPPED with back-up power
Private areas for monitors
Spirometry and Infusion pumps
Ambient and refrigerated centrifuges