Lotus Clinical Research

Lotus Clinical Research

About Lotus Clinical Research

Lotus Clinical Research

Led by Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Neil Singla, Lotus Clinical Research’s mission is to help alleviate the opioid crisis in our society. Lotus hopes that improving the efficiency of pain management trials will also pave the way for new options to manage pain that reduces prescription drug misuse and abuse. Since 2001, Lotus Clinical Research has conducted over 350 pain trials in areas focusing on post-op pain from surgical procedures such as dental extractions, bunion removal, tummy tuck, knee replacement, hip replacement, or other soft tissue surgery.

Lotus Clinical Research is a private unit located within Huntington Hospital in Pasadena, CA. Clinical trial participants play a valuable role in discovering new medicines and/or treatments for pain. When you choose to join one of our trials, our team ensures you understand all aspects of your involvement from a safe, well-monitored environment.

Some of our patient amenities include:

  • In-room movie service and 24/7 on-demand movies
  • Cable TV
  • Private patient rooms with bathrooms just steps from the bed
  • 24-hour nursing coverage
  • Customized meal service that can accommodate strict dietary restrictions

Our Facility

Unprecedented access to state-of-the-art medical equipment and services

Lotus Clinical Research’s facility provides extensive safety protocols, scientific oversight, and a broad range of ancillary study-related amenities that include:

  • Outpatient clinic and multiday inpatient housing environment
  • All rooms are equipped with medical gasses and a nurse call system
  • Atomic clocks
  • Around the clock nursing and medical coverage
  • Network of physicians and surgeons from all specialties
  • On-site emergency code team coverage
  • Utilizes central IRB (Institutional Review Board)
  • Around the clock security
  • Multiple ECG machines
  • Expertise in PK draws
  • Refrigerated and non-refrigerated centrifuge
  • Full-service surgical suite
Alina Beaton, MD - Internal Medicine - Lotus Research - ERG Evolution Research Group - Join a Research Study

Alina Beaton, MD

Alina Beaton, MD is Board Certified in Internal Medicine. She has spent over 14 years in clinical practice and more five years serving as a Principal Investigator. Her experience includes overseeing phase I-IV trials in post-operative pain, both bony and soft tissue models, and chronic pain.



Apply to participate in a study of an investigational pain medication following a bunion removal.


Apply to participate in a study of an investigational pain medication following a knee replacement.


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