Why Participate

Clinical trials are funded by the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies at the cutting edge of drug and medical device development. The medicines you receive would ordinarily be too expensive or not available in New Zealand for years to come.


Why you should participate

Participating in a clinical trial could offer you access to cutting-edge medicines and therapies that will not only improve your knowledge and understanding of your conditions but might actually make a tangible difference to your condition. Ask your doctor for more information.


Key Benefits Include:

  • Free regular health monitoring
  • Access to top clinicians
  • Potential to receive new therapies
  • Care options are often not available elsewhere
  • Research clinicians are thought to be 5 years ahead of non-research clinicians
  • Clinical trial care can deliver better health outcomes over standard care (John Baker Study)

Free regular monitoring

Participants in a clinical trial are closely monitored at no cost by a team of clinicians to protect the participant’s safety, improve treatment outcomes and assure data integrity. This offers the benefit of a deeper level of enrolment of the participant in their own therapy which itself may improve health outcomes for the participant.


Free access to top clinicians

Clinicians conducting clinical trials are the leading experts in their field. Just by participating in a clinical trial the participant gains free access at no cost to the best doctors.


Potential to receive new therapies

People who participate in a clinical trial gain access to the very latest innovative new medicines and clinical devices, sometimes years before they become available to the general public. When you hear about a remarkable new drug, you'll find that it was in fact introduced to patients years earlier to good effect.


Best available care

Clinical trials are funded by the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies at the cutting edge of drug and medical device development. The medicines you receive would ordinarily be too expensive or not available in New Zealand for years to come. Trials are led by the foremost medical experts in their field and participants receive an extraordinarily high level of care and attention – it’s the best healthcare you can get.


Some care options may not be available elsewhere

Medicines are made available in New Zealand at very low cost thanks to Pharmac funding. Unfortunately this means that it can be years before some of the latest treatments are available to Kiwis. The only way to access some of these innovative, new treatments is through clinical trials – you won’t get them elsewhere in New Zealand until, and if, they become available locally.

 

Clinical trial care is often better than standard care

Clinical Trials have been proven in published medical studies to deliver superior health outcomes over standard care. In one study a superior result even applied to those who recieved the placebo over the same trial period. (Dr John Baker's study in 2013 on diabetic patients in Middlemore Hospital)

About Us

Middlemore Clinical Trials (MMCT) is New Zealand's largest clinical trials site, which offers world-class facilities, excellent audited procedures, and a fully integrated research unit.

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