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Before all the new drug / device / diagnosis is taken to the established treatment shelf, it must undergo a long process of research and authorization that takes approximately 12 to 16 years. The whole process from the laboratory to the established form of treatment is referred to as clinical research, and this is where a number of professionals are required. The discoveries and innovations in the medical field have come about with Biomedical Research, of which Clinical Research is an important division. Clinical research is concerned with finding the causes of diseases, and thus finding effective remedies and preventative measures against them. If a clinical trial involves testing or studying a drug or medical equipment to see if it is safe and effective for people, it is called a “trial.” For example, a clinical study may test the efficacy of a new medicine in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease. Many new drugs have been found to work in the researcher’s laboratory and to be safe and effective in animal testing. However, drugs and devices must be shown to be safe and effective for people before they can be approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and can be prescribed by doctors. The FDA has strict rules governing the conduct of clinical trials. These rules are intended to ensure the safety of all those who participate. The most important application of Clinical Research is the study of new medicines and their impact on human subjects with the aim of determining the safety and effectiveness of these drugs through an organized clinical trial.
Finding of Penicillin started a new era of antibiotics that gives hope toward lives-threatening infections. Insulin literally gave life to millions of people around the world, who would otherwise have succumbed to diabetes. These discoveries have led to a race to find new medicines. That makes clinical research fascinating, challenging and rewarding. When new drugs are increasingly being created to put an end to human suffering caused by various illnesses, clinical research as a profession is destined to increase in the future. Clinical research is an intellectual exercise. This establishes a career path that can be pursued with a sense of pride.
Many key patents will expire in the coming years and major pharmaceutical companies will be searching for new pharmaceutical products from the laboratory bench and on the pharmacy shelves. A number of jobs and opportunities will be created for different professionals. This major boom in new pharmaceutical drugs will take place in the coming years. In order to meet this, the pharmaceutical industry is moving from pre-clinical research and development to huge-scale clinical trial work. As such, the industry will witness a sky-rocketing demand for research experts. In-depth industry analysis shows that unless serious action is taken, the clinical trial sector will face a significant lack of professionals in the coming years. New areas such as biotech, which is highly hopeful in India & Worldwide, are set to bring to the market bio-pharmaceuticals for which there is an increasing demand base. Clinical research has established a foundation in various emerging fields Nanotechnology, Stem Cell Therapy, Biometrics, Device Booming, Diagnostics & Artificial Organs.
Graduate or postgraduate in: Life Sciences, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Pharmacy, Pediatrics, Nursing, Physiotherapy, Dentistry and Veterinary Sciences.