Accelerating Vaccine Development: The Role of Innovative Trial DesignsAuthor(s): Chenguang Wang
Clinical trials are a crucial aspect of healthcare and medical research. They help to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of new drugs, medical devices, and treatments before they are approved for use in the general population. In this article, we will provide a comprehensive guide to understanding clinical trials. A clinical trial is a research study conducted in humans to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of a new drug, medical device, or treatment. Clinical trials are usually conducted in three phases:
This phase involves testing the new drug or treatment in a small group of healthy volunteers to evaluate its safety and to determine the appropriate dosage. In this phase, the drug or treatment is tested in a larger group of people who have the disease or condition for which the drug or treatment is intended. The aim is to evaluate its effectiveness and to further assess its safety. This phase involves testing the drug or treatment in a large group of people who have the disease or condition. The aim is to confirm its effectiveness and to monitor any side effects over a longer period of time.