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Improving quality of life through clinical research

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by Lauren T. Stumberg | photos by Ron Pritchett

Do you have allergies, asthma or even an acute sprained ankle? Imagine being able to receive top-of-the-line treatment for your condition while being compensated for your time and travel expenses – all right here in Boerne! Locally based TTS Research, a devoted, independent, multi-specialty research facility, has helped countless patients achieve a better quality of life through their medical trials that have included numerous health conditions such as hypertension, hyperlipidemia, migraine headaches, skin infections, chronic bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma related to infants, pediatric population and adults, type II diabetes, seasonal allergies, perennial allergies, reduction of atherothrombosis and acute IV trials for both pediatrics and adults. Founded in 2003 by Mary Jimenez, TTS Research began as a small company that aimed to bring education to people with existing health conditions and provide them with stateof-the-art medicine. From the beginning, Jimenez worked with Dr. Richard Martinez, and

Dr. David Fuentes. As time went on, the three developed a comfort level with one another and in 2009 they incorporated TTS Research and developed a partnership. According to Jimenez, who is TTS Research’s Clinical Director of Research, “Every medicine and medical device must be tested before it can be marketed. Some of the studies we do here are for medical devices, some are comparative where we compare drugs and others are novel studies in which we

pictured (left to right): David Fuentes, MD, Mar y Jimenez and Richard Mar tinez, MD

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B oerne B usiness M onthly | November 2014

Boerne Business Monthly – November 2014  
Boerne Business Monthly – November 2014