How are clinical trials conducted?

Article By Aleena Maryal IN Clinical Trials - 27th April, 2022

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Are you familiar with clinical trials? It’s a widely known topic, but let’s go deeper onto what they are and how they’re conducted.

Clinical research is medical research that consists of two types, observational studies and clinical trials. Clinical Trials are research studies that are performed on people to evaluate a medical, surgical, or behavioral intervention. The goal is to find out if certain drugs or treatments are safe and effective for people.

How long are clinical trials typically?
This can vary depending on the type of research being done. But for the most part, these trials take three to six years.

What are the four different phases of a clinical trial?
Phase 1 Trial Tests experimental treatment on a small group of healthy people to check the safety and side effects of the drug.
Phase 2 Trial Works on the effectiveness of the drug. Obtains preliminary data on whether the drug works in people with certain diseases or conditions. This can last several years.
Phase 3 Trial Gathers more information about safety and effectiveness and studies a variety of populations and different dosages.
Phase 4 Trial The drug and device is approved by the government food and drug administration. After the drug or device is approved, it’s distributed to wider populations and monitored closely in case of side effects.

Clinical trials play a crucial role in developing new treatments for serious diseases. The process for this can be time-consuming, but it can be significant to people’s health. One of the ways to make these treatments available to the wider population is by diversifying the research participants. Infiuss Health provides a remote platform that helps to bring more clinical trials to the continent of Africa.

Health’s mission is to decentralize access to research in Africa. Infiuss bridges the clinical researcher’s gap by connecting researchers to hundreds of millions of Africans eligible for these studies. Through a direct-to-patient approach, our goal is to decentralize clinical trials through a unified platform.
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