Clinical Trials For Our Patients
Spartanburg and Greer Ear, Nose, Throat & Allergy is committed to the scientific advancement of medicine and the development of promising new medical treatments. This philosophy led to the founding of our clinical research department in 2007. Since then, we have participated in dozens of clinical trials, ranging from chronic sinusitis to ear infections and treatments for allergies.
People may volunteer to participate in clinical trials for a variety of reasons, including:
- Potential benefits from new therapies or medicines not yet available
- To help create new, more effective treatments for a disease they suffer
- Hopes in improving their own medical care or the medical care of others
How Do Clinical Trials Work?
Clinical trials are conducted to collect data on the safety and efficacy of new drug and device development for patients. Spartanburg and Greer Ear, Nose, Throat & Allergy has a fully integrated clinical research site located within our Spartanburg office. Our goal is to provide patients with an opportunity to participate in clinical trials that may benefit their health care needs while advancing the development of new medicines and therapies. We conduct Phase II, III, and IV clinical trials in the areas of ear, nose, throat, audiology, hearing and allergy.
Drug and device testing begins with extensive research, which can involve years of preliminary tests on human and animal cells. If these initial tests succeed, researchers send the data to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for approval to continue research and testing in humans.
The following steps are then taken into consideration:
- Data submitted from investigators, who seek approval from the FDA
- Pending FDA approval before continuing to each next phase
Your Safety is Our Priority
Participant safety is our greatest concern when any patient volunteers for a clinical trial. The sponsors of our trials have written protocols that our physicians review extensively. The Food and Drug Administration oversees each clinical trial, and an Institutional Review Board reviews each study protocol and ensures the rights and safety of each volunteer are met.