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Clinical trials are a vital part of the process of developing, licensing and bringing new potentially life-saving medicines and therapies to patients. Trials are important to ensure that new treatments are both safe and effective.

Some clinical trials are conducted to establish whether already-approved drugs can be used to treat different conditions, but most trials are for new drugs and innovations – a completely new way of treating a disease or illness, providing more choices for patients.

What is bench to bedside?

Bench to bedside is a term used to describe the process by which the results of research done in the laboratory are used to develop new medicines for patients. New discoveries on the lab bench must pass through numerous steps, checking for efficacy and proof of concept, before they can be tested on people in clinical trials. 

Once a drug has shown sufficient promise to make it into clinical trials, there are three phases of trial it must pass through before it can become readily available to consumers. Linear Clinical Research specialises in early phase trials, where healthy people test medicines for the first time. Later phases test whether a new treatment is better than existing treatments available.

Current Clinical Trials

Linear recruit healthy people and patients for a range of trial types. Find the right trial for you.


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