Adaptive clinical studies are used early on in the development of a new drug or treatment to provide studies into the effectiveness and suitability of the drug or treatment to be used to help people with a particular condition, illness or disease. It is the way in which the medical community can gain value data and over time find new drugs and treatments to help with conditions. This is the way in which we have been able to eradicate some illnesses and have found ways in which we can treat or maintain others.
These types of studies are advantageous as they allow for the parameters of the study to be adapted as a result of the information that is fed back by the participants. It is a quicker and more cost effective study than the more traditional clinical studies. They are just as safe and rigorous as other clinical studies. And, if you need to use a Laboratory Relocation service to move locations you will want to plan this into your study timeframe.
One of their disadvantages is that they require a lot of meetings with the research panel in order to be able to ensure that the trial is heading in the direction they wish and to plan any changes that may need to be made to the parameters. They are less predictable than your standard clinical study and so require a lot of attention in order to review and revise the strategies.