Before any new drug or medical device can be utilised by any doctor around the world it has to undergo rigorous testing to ensure it is safe and actually works to prevent or cure the disease or alleviate symptoms.

A clinical trial is part of this rigorous testing and involves research using human volunteers that is intended to add to the medical knowledge about the new product.

The Royal Liverpool University Hospital Clinical Research Facility primarily conducts Clinical Trials with small numbers of healthy volunteers or patients. The information gathered from these smaller clinical trials is then used to plan the later stage clinical trials involving larger numbers of participants; these can take place in many sites around the world. All of this information is then collected and reviewed prior to a licence being granted to allow doctors to prescribe to their patients.

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