The UCSD Anesthesiology Research Lab
The facility was organized in 1989 to: i) perform investigations into pharmacology and physiology of systems relevant to anesthesia and analgesia; and ii) establish contract research in areas of developed expertise. This group has a long and active history of investigation, both preclinical and clinical, into new technologies and drug development. The strength of the group is its high level of scientific competence and its proven contract organization.
Research is funded by three mechanisms: NIH grants, Research Contracts and Research Recharge agreements. Contracts and recharge agreements are carried out under protocols approved by for-profit sponsors. Preclinical and clinical contract and recharge activity is accomplished by full-time university employees. Recharge activities permit services to be undertaken with protection of sponsor intellectual property.