Gauge Capital, a Southlake, Texas-based private equity firm, has made an investment in East Coast Institute for Research.

The company is a Southeast clinical research site management organization with eight sites in Florida and Georgia, 14 partnered provider practices and 26 principal investigators. ECIR manages all aspects of the Phase II-Phase IV trial process and holds sponsor relationships across several indications including cardiovascular, dyslipidemia, diabetes, obesity and ophthalmology.

“We look forward to continuing to provide the same dedicated clinical research support to other practices nationally,” commented Rushab Choksi, co-founder of ECIR.