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Clinical Research is the Next Big Thing

Clinical Research poses to be among the most rapid growing areas, whilst there is an ever increasing need to find professionals in this field. With the fast developing technology and increasing knowledge available, clinical research can be an appealing and stimulating profession which offers an excellent development capacity.

What is Clinical Research?

 It is a study conducted to research the risks, performance, effects & benefits of a healthcare product or medication. Before launching such products, different tests were conducted. A variety of research studies are conducted on these items and the products had passed through different screening phases to establish their security, negative effects and responses etc. These clinical trials are carried out by specific corporations or pharmaceutical companies to get detailed information about the product. After these clinical trials are concluded, the products are launched for using by consumers.


 If you are interested to operate in this industry, the minimum qualification needed is a B.Sc Degree. The industry is ideally looking for science graduates from the fields of bio-science, drug store, life science, medication or candidates who had launched comprehensive research studies. Graduates with previous experience and excellent credentials will of course being seen as the cream of the crop by potential employers. However, there is always scope for competent professionals in this industry.

Clinical Research: Different Types:

 There are different kinds of clinical research; it all depends on what the scientists are studying. Below are examples and details about different types of clinical research:

  1. Prevention Research:

During such a study scientists are exploring better procedures for the prevention of diseases to develop or return. Different types of prevention research can include the studying of vitamins, medicines, minerals, vaccines or even lifestyle changes.

  1. Treatment Research:

This research usually requires an intervention like psychotherapy, medication, new approaches to radiation therapy or surgery & new devices.

  1. Research: Quality of Life:

During such a research study, procedures are explored to improve quality of life and comfort for patients suffering from chronic disorders.

  1. Screening Research:

The goal of screening research is to find the most effective methods to discover certain health conditions or illnesses.

  1. Diagnostic Research:

This type of research is looking for more efficient methods to identify a specific condition or disorder.

  1. Genetic Research:

This kind of research is aimed at the improvement of predicting disorders via the comprehending and identifying the association between genes & disorders. Research conducted in this field may investigate methods regarding a person's genes which can make him / her more-or-less susceptible to develop an illness or disorder. This may result in developing tailor made treatments which are based upon the genetic make-up of a patient.

  1. Epidemiological Research:

Epidemiological research studies are exploring how to identify causes, patterns & controlling illnesses in groups of individuals.

It is important to take into account that certain types of clinical research is conducted as 'outpatient' where participants don't  have to remain in a hospital overnight; whilst some is 'inpatient' where the participants must stay in hospital for a minimum of one night.

If you are interested in clinical research & trials, register for World Bi's exclusive 10th Clinical Trials Innovation Programme. The World's most excellent Clinical Trial Innovation summit will be held from 24 to 25 May 2018. Visit World Bi's comprehensive website to get all the exciting details!

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