Clinical Trial Site Feasibility Services in Africa

Thorough site feasibility assessments are critical for good clinical trial outcomes. A clinical site must have proper infrastructure, qualified, experienced and motivated site staff. Infiuss Health partners with a wide network of research sites and principal investigators across the African continent and can select a site suitable for your proposed study.

Clinical Trial Site Feasibility Services in Africa - Infiuss Health

What is Clinical Trial Site Feasibility?

Site feasibility is the process of determining whether a particular clinic or hospital is equipped to conduct a specific clinical trial or study.

The following factors must be assessed to determine site feasibility:

  1. The qualifications and therapeutic experience (including the presence of an updated GCP certificate) of site staff
  2. The availability of site resources (time, site staff, infrastructure)
  3. The motivation of site staff to carry out the trial in accordance with regulatory guidelines and sponsor parameters
  4. Budgetary considerations (whether the site can support the study within a proposed budget)
  5. Study timelines (whether the site can support the necessary timeline for completing the study)
  6. Availability and appropriate number of potentially eligible study participants
  7. Whether competing studies are being run by the site or department (and how many)
  8. Willingness and ability to comply with the requirements of the clinical trial protocol
  9. The past performance of sites in previous studies (to predict future patient recruitment abilities)
  10. Availability of suitable patient population
  11. Anticipated rate of patient recruitment
  12. Adequate time available to principal investigator to conduct and oversee the trial
  13. Availability of any specialized diagnostic or therapeutic equipment required by the protocol
  14. Suitable geographical location
  15. Regulatory compliance of the site

Your Partner for Site Management

Infiuss Health offers end-to-end clinical trial support to sponsors seeking to conduct clinical research in Africa.

Our full suite of site management services include (in addition to site feasibility):

Site selection: After site feasibility studies are conducted, we present an array of suitable sites to a sponsor and arrange site selection visits. Once a site has been selected, we help with ethical and regulatory submissions and site contracts.

Site initiation and activation: Once ethical and regulatory approvals have been obtained and contracts signed, it is necessary to prepare the site for initiation and activation.

At Site Initiation, All site staff involved in the study are trained on the study protocol and logistics, questions are answered, and all CVs and GCP certificates of all site staff, including the pharmacist and laboratory personnel are collected. The CRA ensures that the Investigational Medicinal Product (IMP) or medical devices are at the site by the time the site initiation visit (SIV) occurs. The (electronic) case report form must also be available at site by the SIV. After the SIV, the site is declared activated and open for recruitment.

Site monitoring: Once the clinical trial starts, clinical trial site monitoring ensures subject safety and data quality. By overseeing every step of a clinical trial process, we ensure that it’s being conducted, recorded, and reported in complete accordance with the clinical trial protocol and ICH GCP guidelines.

Site training: Proper clinical trial site training ensures site staff are proficient with the requirements of the protocol, thereby reducing the potential for errors and protocol deviations.

Do you need site feasibility services in Africa? Contact Infiuss Health today for a free consultation!

Over 100 Hospitals Across Africa Partner with Infiuss Health

Medical Devices

Africa is a great place to conduct clinical trials if you’re developing a medical device. Think of us as your CRO partner for every aspect of your medical device clinical trial.

Drug Development

Infiuss Health is the preferred CRO in Africa for pharmaceutical companies. With our concierge services and Probe CDMS, we handle everything from site selection to clinical study reporting.

Clinical Researchers

From the biopharmaceutical industry to academia, clinical researchers of all types choose Infiuss Health as their CRO partner to manage clinical trials in Africa.

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Why Conduct Clinical Trials in Africa?

A technology-first approach to research. We are your foot on the ground in Africa.

Access

Traditionally, Africa has not been particularly accessible to American and European researchers. We’re changing that, with the provision of quality clinical research for easy access to African research sites and participants.

Cost

Our pharmaceutical & academic partners conduct clinical trials in Africa for a fraction of the cost they would spend in other geographic regions.

Genetic Diversity

The African population exhibits greater genetic diversity than the rest of the world combined. Obtaining safety and efficacy data in clinical trials from populations with broader genetic diversity is essential for data integrity and generalizable results.

Endemic Diseases

If you’re researching rare diseases endemic to the African continent (e.g., malaria, ebola, sickle cell anemia, hantavirus or monkeypox), you’ll want to conduct your clinical trials in Africa.

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