Contract Research Organizations (CROs) like Celerion conduct drug research studies on behalf of pharmaceutical companies, using cohorts of healthy subjects, who are paid for their participation. A study can last for anything from one day to two months, sometimes longer, and during the trial, subjects’ vital signs are monitored.
This can involve collections of blood, urine or stools and in some trials, subjects will be kept bed-bound throughout. These types of studies are difficult to conduct and are often demanding on the subjects. The more comfortable the subject experience, the lower the withdrawal rate is going to be, so CROs are always on the lookout for ways to make their trials more comfortable for their subjects.Continue reading