Feasibility or Pilot studies allow you to evaluate potential for success before investing in large scale trials.
Feasibility or pilot studies are more than just small trials; they answer specific questions about the potential for success before proceeding with large scale studies.
To maximize your investment, our team conducts pilot studies, rather than feasibility studies. These provide publishable and actionable findings before investing in a bigger project.
BENEFITS OF PILOT STUDIES
Pilot studies identify areas which are not worth pursuing before investing in a larger study, but they also save money by identifying the ideal study duration, sample size, and other factors. A well conducted pilot study can allow for a shorter or smaller phase 2 or 3 study.
Assess Outcome Measures
Many natural products produce multiple effects in the human body. Which effects are the strongest and how do we best capture evidence of those effects? Our pilot studies evaluate an average of 30 outcome measures, allowing you to identify the best endpoints to pursue on a larger scale.
The last thing any clinical research project needs is more uncertainty. Pilot studies help to eliminate the riskiest side of large scale studies, boosting the likelihood of success. This protects your research dollars and improves the quality of your final project.
Pilot Studies Identify...
- The minimum dose or serving size required to produce results
- The target population for your product (i.e. the population which sees the greatest results)
- The most prominent effects that can be documented from your product
- The shortest amount of time required to see measurable effects
- The frequency of exposure, dosing, or administration of your product required to produce these effects
Who needs a pilot study?
Anyone considering investing in a large scale Phase 2 or Phase 3 clinical trial needs a pilot study. These trials reduce the risk of error in large-scale research by ensuring your clinical trials will not be conducted on the wrong dose, the wrong population, or for the wrong duration.
These provide you with a realistic overview of the potential for success in large-scale clinical research, allowing modifications to dosing, exposure, or even formulation to take place before expensive studies are conducted.