We specialize in conducting pharmaceutical and natural health product clinical trials
Because of your participation, we can support the health and wellness industry by testing the safety and efficacy of innovative products. Clinical trials may assist with companies getting new health claims or supporting existing health claims.
Types of studies we conduct:
Your Participation Helps us Study and/or Substantiate (prove) Pharmaceuticals (Drugs) and Natural Health Products
Drug vs Natural Health Product
A drug is any substance or mixture such as prescription and non-prescription pharmaceuticals sold for use in:
- restoring, correcting or modifying organic functions
- diagnosis, treatment, mitigation or prevention of a disease
- disinfection in premises in which food is manufactured, prepared or kept
Examples: antibiotics, vaccines, pain medications, statins, blood pressure medications
A Natural Health Product (NHP) is any naturally occurring substance that is sold for use in:
- restoring, correcting or modifying organic functions in a manner that maintains or promotes good health
- diagnosis, treatment, mitigation or prevention of a diseases
Examples: probiotics, vitamins, herbal products, amino and essential fatty acids etc.
How are they regulated?
In Canada, research on prescription, non-prescription and natural health products is regulated and overseen by Health Canada. Researchers must comply with international, federal and local regulations and are subject to inspections from Health Canada to ensure trials are conducted in the manner approved to ensure participant’s rights, safety and well-being.
The Importance of Clinical Trials
Clinical trials help advance scientific and medical knowledge. With every study conducted in human participants, researchers are closer to determining if a drug or natural health product is safe and effective for people.
As part of licensing, companies may need clinical studies to show the safety and efficacy of a drug or NHP. These clinical studies are overseen by Health Canada as well as an independent Research Ethics Board (REB).
Your Participation Helps Us Move Science Forward
We aim to support the pharmaceutical, health, and wellness industries. Conducting clinical trials helps us to substantiate claims and improve product safety information. The people who take part in clinical trials are vital. Without volunteers clinical research would simply not progress. Are you interested in becoming a volunteer participant?