The Avera Research Institute's clinical research efforts are devoted to providing complete coordination of clinical research studies. Clinical research, in partnership with physicians, offers experienced professionals in clinical research for both inpatient and outpatient research studies.
Clinical research is research that occurs in humans. Before testing can begin in humans, extensive pre-clinical or laboratory research must be conducted in animal and human cells. Studies later proceed to extensive animal testing. This process may take years of experiments. If the testing in animals proves successful and promising, the sponsor must request the opportunity to present the basic research study results to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and seek FDA approval to begin clinical testing.
A clinical study is a research study designed to answer specific questions about drugs/vaccines or new therapies or new ways of using known treatments. Clinical studies (also called clinical trials) are used to determine whether new drugs or treatments are both safe and effective. Carefully conducted clinical studies are the fastest and safest way to find treatments that work.
The Avera Research Institute is conducting multiple industry sponsored Phase II, III, and IV clinical drug trials involving a wide range of therapeutic areas and both inpatients and outpatients. These studies test new drugs or medical devices to evaluate their safety and efficacy both prior to and after approval by the Food and Drug Administration.
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