Boca Raton, Florida-based Xera Med is a dedicated clinical research center offering primary care, clinical cosmetics and cutting-edge clinical trials to the Miami area. However, recently it has offered another community service: drive-thru testing for COVID-19.
Previously called Plasma Med Research, they now are called Xera Med which is derived from the Hebrew word “Zera” meaning “seed,” as they launch outside of simply blood and plasma-based clinical studies to take on a range of other therapeutic areas. They have focused on women’s health in the past and hence have focused on autoimmune diseases that predominantly affect women (lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, Thyroid), infertility issues, general obstetrics, Zika in pregnancy, preeclampsia, endometriosis, women’s sexual wellness, adult & pediatric gynecology and ovarian and cervical breast cancer. They handle a number of other therapeutic areas.
The site partners with prominent sponsors and CROs such as Allergan, GSK, Takeda, Novartis, Novella Clinical and Parexel.
Drive-Thu COVID-19 Testing
The ability to get a COVID-19 test in the United States actually got off to a real slow start. There are a number of reasons for this that we will not go into at this time. Suffice it to say that local and regional testing apparatuses are gearing up, thanks in part to contributing businesses such as Xera Med.
In an incredibly valuable service orchestrated by owner Emily Rentz, they are offering drive-thru testing of the time that has helped South Korea early on make a big difference in combatting COVID-19. Located on North Military Trail, testing will occur on Chabad of Central Boca Raton. There, Xera Med medical staff will be available to keep the testing separate from inside the site’s offices and clinics. Patients can have tests done without leaving their cars.
Emily Rentz, Executive Director
Call to Action: If you live in South Florida, in the Miami area and think you may need a test you might want to consider the Xera Med drive-thru service. However, for one to get tested, an initial screening must occur, as well as scheduling an appointment by calling or texting 561-295-8946