Comprehensive Research Group Inc.

Company Headquarters

2520 Broadway Street N.E.
Suite 100
Minneapolis, MN 55413
United States

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Company Description

For more than 20 years, CRG has provided quality data to the world’s leading manufacturers of personal and beauty care products. This is our sole focus. To keep our competitive edge, we do not conduct pharmaceutical studies.

We deliver superior study execution and data collection for product development, efficacy, and claims testing, as well as safety-in-use testing. We have extensive experience in conducting clinical trials for shampoos and conditioners (including dandruff, scalp/hair treatments), skin moisturizers and cleaners, anti-aging treatments, antiperspirants and deodorants, men’s and women’s grooming/shaving, and more. Our capabilities include the ability to acquire skin biopsies and physical samples using various methods.

We will meet or exceed requirements for timely delivery of verifiable data.

Key Personnel

  • Craig A. Swager - Corporate Founder
  • Tracey L. Baubie, Esq. - Chief Executive Officer
Professional and Technical Expertise
Our Medical Professionals include: board certified dermatologists, ophthalmologists, internal medicine physicians, registered nurses, medical assistants, and lab technicians.

Our Grading Professionals include: certified malodor assessors; expert graders in a variety of skin attributes including redness and dryness, age/sun pigmentation; and expert and qualified graders in a variety of hair attributes, including dandruff, percentage of gray, Ludwig, Savin, Norword, texture, diameter, oiliness, shine, flexibility, color, tone, and ease of combing.

Our Technical Professionals include: professional photographers, licensed cosmetologists, seasoned product coaches, and bio-instrumentation specialists. Our technical professionals are trained in the latest clinical assessment and imaging technologies including: Corneometer, Delfin TEWL, Aqua-flux, Skicon, Spectrophotometer, Chromameter, Cutometer, Sebumeter, Visioscan, tape stripping, Vectra, Visia, and the OLÉ™ Imager.

Product Testing Capabilities
We have extensive experience in testing topical personal and beauty care products, including skin and body moisturizers, cleansers, hair care (including anti-dandruff shampoos), men’s and women’s grooming/shaving, anti-aging skin care, deodorant and antiperspirants (including hotroom and odor assessments), baby care, and more.
Recruitment Assured
Our subject database of more than 45,000 persons makes it possible for us to fill every study with strict adherence to specified study inclusion and exclusion criteria. Our Impressario™ portal offers unprecedented transparency by allowing you to monitor our recruitment progress 24/7.

State-of-the-Art Facility
Our state-of-the-art 12,500 sq. ft. facility has three large private facilities to accommodate all of your testing needs, including: four specialized day-light equipped grading rooms; multiple blood borne rooms for biopsy or skin sampling; and precision climate control for standardized acclimation, as well as hot-room conditions. Our hot-room accommodates up to 45 people and has been verified to maintain temperature (100° (+/-2°)) and humidity (35% - 40% RH), without fail. Our facility also includes spacious sink areas featuring precise water temperature, flow rate, and hardness with the capacity to perform leg, head/scalp or forearm washing.


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