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Do something to be proud of with clinical research

Published on November 20th 2007.

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At some point in our lives most of us will need to take a tablet or medicine but did you realise that it can take up to 15 years and cost billions of pounds to develop?

ICON Development Solutions’ Clinical Research Unit in Manchester (formerly Medeval) conducts research for all the major pharmaceutical companies to help them get their medicines to market and ultimately help treat millions of people across the world.

In order to be able to conduct their research they rely on healthy people like you to volunteer and help them by taking part in their extensive studies. Forget any pre-conceived ideas that you may have about clinical research - yes you will be taking part in a scientifically designed and controlled study and you will be required to give blood samples and have your blood pressure monitored but the atmosphere is very friendly and relaxed with recreational facilities including a pool table, Playstation, Sky TV and internet access.

You will be paid for your time and convenience between £270 and £3000.

You’re also in very safe hands as ICON plc are one of the largest dedicated Clinical Research Organisations in the world and their site on Manchester Science Park has been conducting clinical trials for over 20 years. Their Clinic has an 80-bed capacity and over 180 employees including Doctors, Nurses and Technicians who are primarily responsible for monitoring your wellbeing and safety 24hrs a day, 7 days per week.

All studies are conducted under internationally agreed guidelines set down by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the UK Medicine and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). Each study is reviewed by an Independent Ethics Committee who are responsible for ensuring safety has been thoroughly considered and that the information provided is fair, balanced and accurate and that volunteers’ rights are maintained.

Being a volunteer means being able to help people all over the world overcome medical conditions and improve quality of life.

If you are interested in being a volunteer for ICON, then enter your details in the form below and you will be contacted via email.

To fnd out more about ICON please go to www.somethingtobeproudof.com

If you would like further information enter your details in the form below and you will be contacted by email.

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