Clinical trials

Clinical trials at a glance

Clinical trials

At a glance

Our biotech mindset, combined with the scale and advantages of a global pharmaceutical company, has established us as a development powerhouse in our core areas of focus. A global network of healthcare professionals help us test new treatments and ensure their efficacy and safety by conducting studies called clinical trials.

We have therapeutically-aligned teams, global expertise in regulatory affairs, patient safety and medical affairs, as well as a proven ability to bring new, life changing therapies successfully through clinical development.

At a glance

What is a clinical trial

Clinical trials

What is a clinical trial

A clinical trial is a carefully planned study with human volunteers to find out if a treatment is safe and effective. This kind of scientific study is key to all medical advances because it helps answer these questions:

  • Does the treatment work?
  • Does it work better than other treatments for the same condition?
  • Is it safe for different groups of patients?

Each clinical trial focuses on finding a better way to understand, prevent, diagnose, or treat a disease. All clinical trials are scrutinized by outside experts to make sure the health of the participants is safeguarded. In addition, different phases of trials must be carried out to track safety and efficacy before a new treatment is approved and made widely available.

Clinical trials

What are the different kinds of clinical trials?

Both interventional and observational studies are important for increasing our understanding of diseases and their treatment.

Interventional trials

Interventional trials assign a specific therapy or treatment to each participant, so they are an important part of figuring out what health effects are specifically caused by the treatment.

Observational trials

Observational trials, on the other hand, track health in more natural settings by studying what people already do; these trials give scientists a more realistic idea of how a certain factor influences health (normally a drug or other medical intervention), but they cannot help determine causal relationships.

Phases of clinical trials

What's the best way to find a clinical trial?

Companies that develop new drugs commit to sharing the results of their studies so doctors and patients around the world can benefit from the information. When sharing these details, they must protect participants’ privacy while following the regulatory guidelines of their country. The ClinicalTrials.gov website was developed as a place to post details about clinical studies taking place all around the world. Trials that investigate Ipsen therapies are listed in the ClinicalTrials.gov database, showing that Ipsen is committed to the information sharing that is critical for advancing medicine.

Patients who want to volunteer for a clinical trial can search ClinicalTrials.gov to find suitable studies in their geographic area. After finding a study on the website that looks like a good fit, the patient can contact the study investigators directly for more information on how to take part.

ClinicalTrails.gov

ClinicalTrials.gov is a database of privately and publicly funded clinical studies conducted around the world.

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