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Earning a solid reputation


I have worked closely with Dr. Rodríguez-Torres and her unit for more than a decade. I remain continually impressed by their level of service, professionalism and approach to the science and the partnership. Their commitment to patients is clear across every aspect of their work. Our team works very well with the hepatology group at Fundación de Investigación and they have helped us effectively advance key clinical trials in a competitive and fast moving therapeutic area.
John McHutchison, Senior Vice President, Liver Disease Therapeutics, Gilead Sciences

It has been a great pleasure to work with Fundación de Investigación during the critical studies conducted by ZymoGenetics; indeed your participation has been critical to our success. Your group is serving a large number of high-needs patients in San Juan, so it has access to populations with uncommon diseases. Your facility has capacity for FIH studies, intense PK profiling, as well and long-term clinical assessment. Your staff is highly trained and equally highly motivated to provide outstanding care, detailed and careful documentation, and very rapid response to sponsor concerns and questions. As importantly, your knowledge and insights have informed our protocols and development plans.
Jan Hillson, Medical Director, ZymoGenetics/Bristol Myers Squibb
From the biomedical sciences industry perspective, Fundación de Investigación has a combination of talent, expertise and vision that make it a world-class organization.
Dr. Ignacio Pino, President, CDI Laboratories
Fundación de Investigación is a modern research facility with a dedicated, experienced and well-trained staff. This site is at the top of the list to contact for clinical trial participation when our sponsors want qualified, experienced, and reliable investigators to conduct their trials.
Linda Wasserman, Principal CRA, CRO, PPD
I have had the opportunity to work with Dr. Maribel Rodríguez-Torres and Fundación de Investigación in several collaborative projects. Without any doubt, they are one of the best collaborators we have ever worked with. They are the most professional, organized and wonderful group of collaborators to work with. The staff is cordial and passionate about every aspect of patient care and understands the role of clinical research as a way to move science forward. It is no surprise that Dr. Rodríguez-Torres has reflected upon her staff excellent, selfless leadership that has transformed Fundación de Investigación as one of the leaders in hepatitis research worldwide.
Shyamasundaran Kottilil MD., Ph.D., Staff Physician, NIH/NIAID/LIR
“An incredibly busy research site with an exceptional attention to detail. The staff is friendly, accommodating and takes great pride in their work. The PI oversees the details of each project and guides her team in delivering quality care to the research subjects and quality data to the projects. Always a high enroller, this is a "go to" site for studies requiring rapid enrollment of qualified subjects. I wish all my sites were like this one!”
S.A., Lead CRA, Clinical Research Organization
“Dr. Maribel Rodriguez-Torres is without a doubt the most dedicated and actively involved with the projects, yet keeps her subjects health and welfare first in mind. The staff is most accommodating and is one of the easiest and most personable sites I have ever had the pleasure of working with”.
M.M., CRA, Pharmaceutical Sponsor.
“The Fundacion de Investigacion de Diego is a site that successfully combines the ingredients required in the implementation and conduct of clinical trials.  Commitment to subject safety and GCP\ICH Guidelines lead the way at this location”.
M.C.V., CRA, Pharmaceutical Sponsor.
“Dr. Maribel Rodriguez-Torres team is the hardest working team I have ever worked with. There commitment, enthusiasm, eagerness, and obligation for subjects safety and well being, are truly exceptional. The team is in by 7:00am and leaves between 5-7pm that evening. If necessary, they will be at work on the weekend to ensure the sponsor data is current, accurate, and complete. Ensuring sponsor and ARO/CRO objectives are on schedule.”
R.G., CRA, Clinical Research Organization.
“Dr. Rodriguez-Torres's site has continuously lead our study in enrollment. Regulatory and Subject progress documentation has remained current throughout the study.  The site staff has responded to all requests in a timely manner.  During site visits the staff are always willing to assist in any way needed in a hospitable professional manner.”
R.T., CRA, Clinical Research Organization.
“Dr. Rodriguez-Torres leads an outstanding Research Facility with well trained and friendly site personnel.  They are hard-workers with great knowledge of GCP/ICH guidelines”.
E.G., CRA, Pharmaceutical Sponsor.

Who We Are?

Located in San Juan, Puerto Rico, FDI Clinical Research is a clinical research center with state-of-the-art facilities that comprise medical treatment for multiple conditions, a 30-bed phase I unit, an in-house bioanalytical laboratory, multispecialty experienced personnel, and the latest in medical technology. We are also an active medical care facility for patients with diverse medical ailments.

Executive Leadership

Dr. Jose F. Rodriguez-Orengo
Chief Executive Offcicer - CEO,
Chief Scientific Officer & BioLab Director

Grisell Ortíz-Lasanta, MD
Associate Director

Mirelis Acosta, MD
Chief Medical Officer

Michelle Echeandia
Chief Operating Officer

Our partners

Gilead Pharmaceuticals
Astra Zeneca
Bristol Myers Squibb
Merck Sharp
Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Jansen Pharmaceuticals

Where to find us?

FDI Clinical Research
998 Muñoz Rivera Ave.
San Juan, PR 00927

Phone Number
Tel. (787) 722-1248
Fax. (787) 721-6098