Reasons for conducting Clinical Trials

To explain in simple terms, a clinical trail is a research in human volunteers to answer certain health questions. Carefully conducted clinical trails are …

To explain in simple terms, a clinical trail is a research in human volunteers to answer certain health questions. Carefully conducted clinical trails are the quickest and safest way to discover new treatment methods that work in people and enhance their health. There are various types of clinical trails, comprising the ones to study:-

  • Prevention options

  • New treatments or new ways to use existing treatments

  • Ways to arrive at new drug development

  • Fresh screening and diagnostic techniques

  • Options for enhancing the quality of life for people who have serious medical conditions

 Clinical trials are carried on as per a particular plan that is known as a protocol. The protocol defines what kind of patients entire the study, such as the Phase I study, schedules for procedures and tests, dosages, drugs, length of the study and the results that would be evaluated. Every person taking part in the study must adhere to the rules that are fixed by the protocol.

Many people often ponder as to why clinical trails are conducted. They are carried on to test if a new device or drug is effective and safe for people to use. There are other reasons as well. Some trials are done to compare the present treatment methods to decide the best one available. The approved and current treatments are known as “standard treatments”. Certain clinical trails are used to research and study various ways to make use of standard treatments for making them more effective, easy to use and reduce its side effects. Furthermore, sometimes studies are done to discover the best ways to use the treatment amidst various populations, for instance children or on a section on which it was not tested. Most of these researches and medical experiments are carried on within a clinical laboratory.

Eminent clinical research organizations (CRO) in India today provides specific research programs that employs scientific and innovative study designs in clinical pharmacology, Clinical Pharmacokinetic analysis, bio-analytical method development that are mostly been carried on  by a group of well experienced and trained medical co-coordinators and other research associates. The CRO’s undertake a 360 degree approach to the clinical trail phases and provides benefits to the existing service portfolio that includes the following :-

  • Feasibility Studies

  • Volunteer Recruitment & Planning

  • Clinical Trial Supplies & Management

  • Project Management

  • Clinical Monitoring

  • Bio Statistics

  • Pharmacy Services that ensures strict compliance to GCP and other international regulatory requirements.

There are many benefits in participating in a well designed and executed clinical trial. It helps eligible patients and volunteers to get proactive in healthcare concerns and attain access to new research and treatment methods.