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Brain Research Unit (BRU) - Clinical Trial Unit

Research group
01.01.2022 -
Institute of Clinical Medicine, School of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences


BRU is a neurological clinical trial unit providing services for our academic and industry collaborators

  • Our mission is to reduce the burden of neurological disease
  • Our primary area of know-how is clinical research, clinical drug trials, diagnostics, prevention and treatment of neurodegenerative and cerebrovascular disorders and biomarker research
  • BRU is committed to conducting high quality research in clinical science and in drug development in collaboration with local, national, international research groups and pharmaceutical industry
  • BRU is located on the campus of University of Eastern Finland, within a stone’s throw distance from the Kuopio University Hospital and 2 km from a town center

BRU has extensive experience in

  • studying the mechanisms of drugs in various model systems
  • studying the genetics and risk factors of complex diseases in large population-based cohorts
  • developing biomarkers for neurodegenerative diseases
  • conducting early phase IIa trials as well as phase III-IV multi-center studies as a clinical study site according to GCP guidelines
  • research together with clinical trials are performed efficiently within the allotted time framework

Clinical trial professional team

  • is dedicated team with professionals: investigators, study nurses, neuropsychologists and other research personnel needed for conducting of studies
  • has experience in conducting clinical trials since 1992
  • adheres to GCP and to the ethical principles
  • takes good care of safety and well-being of study subjects and their caregivers
  • has the capacity to recruit trial subjects within agreed timelines
  • is well recognized team having worldwide collaboration network

Study recruitment

  • BRU has excellent facilities and the location is ideal for subject recruitment
  • The catchment area of Kuopio University Hospital has about 247 000 inhabitants
  • The research-friendly attitude of our population provide good prerequisites for clinical research
  • Treatment compliance and commitment to the studies are excellent



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