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With an emphasis on personal growth and development, BioPharma Services strives to create an environment where our people matter. Everything we do – and we do it with passion – is to improve the quality of life for patients who benefit from the clinical trials that we perform for global pharmaceutical companies.

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SPOTLIGHT ON: Anson Wu – Deputy Study Director

I came to Canada in August 2013, to pursue my bachelor’s degree at the University of Toronto. Like many international students, I felt a little lost at first coming to a new country. I was unsure that I had made the right decision until the middle of 2014, when I...
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SPOTLIGHT ON: Ryan Best – Director of Clinical Research

My First Job I completed my Medical Laboratory Technician course in 2004, and like many others in my graduating class, I aspired to begin my career in a hospital setting. My work in the Clinical Research field happened by chance. As it turned out, while driving to one...
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Spotlight on: Kemba Robinson, BioPharma’s Friendly Resource for Drug Study Participants

Kemba Robinson is BioPharma's friendly resource for drug study participants When volunteers walk through the front door of BioPharma Services for a clinical drug trial screening, they're not greeted with an intimidating laboratory atmosphere or scientists wearing...
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A Dream Realised – A Conversation with Senkaya Senkaiahliyan

Since elementary school, Senkaya Senkaiahliyan has known that she wanted to pursue a career in clinical research. It was this interest that led her to complete a degree in Life Sciences with a specialization in Human Biology at the University of Toronto. Having...
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    What are early phase clinical trials?

    Clinical Trials are divided into 4 phases.  Phase 1 and 2 trials constitute early phase trials, Phase 3 and 4 research studies are late-phase trials.

    The primary objective of Phase 1 studies is to determine the correct drug dosage by evaluating drug safety and determining if there are any side effects.  Phase 1 trials are conducted in healthy volunteers.

    Phase 2 studies also study the safety of a drug but focus on evaluating its effectiveness. These studies can be conducted in healthy volunteers or in individuals who have a certain disease or condition.

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    What is a clinical trial?

    A Clinical trial is a process which is performed to determine whether an investigational drug, device or therapy is safe and effective.   In early phase research (i.e. Phases 1 and 2), the safety and effectiveness of the drug will be evaluated in healthy volunteers.

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    What is an investigational drug?

    An investigational drug can also be called an experimental drug and is being studied to see if your disease or medical condition improves while taking it. Scientists are trying to prove in clinical trials:

    • If the drug is safe and effective.
    • How the drug might be used in that disease.
    • How much of the drug is needed.
    • Information about the potential benefits and risks of taking the drug.
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    Why do you need to take blood draws and how many blood draws will be required?

    In order to evaluate the drug profile, we need to understand its pharmacokinetics. This is essentially how the body reacts to a drug after its administration through the mechanisms of absorption, distribution, as well as the metabolic changes. Therefore, blood draws are collected at various time points to better understand this mechanism. Each study requires a specific number of blood draws and total blood volume. These values will be provided to you and clearly stipulated in the informed consent form (ICF). The amount of blood that will be taken is outlined in the ICF.

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    Should I expect to experience any side-effects while doing studies?

    As every study is testing an investigational product, there may be side effects. You will be provided with a list of side effects that have been reported in previous trials (if any), so you can make an informed decision whether or not to participate in the trial. During the trial you will be required to immediately inform clinic study staff of any adverse effects that you are experiencing. These side effects usually resolve upon discontinuation of the study drug.

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    Will I be compensated for doing a clinical study?

    Volunteers are compensated and the amount varies depending on the length of the clinical trial, length of stay and number of follow-up visits. The compensation is not specifically related to the risks or type of drug involved in the trials or studies. Every study is different and therefore, the compensation will vary. Study volunteers may receive between $1000 to $4000 for a trial (based on the factors listed above).

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    Are food and accommodation provided over the course of the trial?

    Food – Clinical trials are conducted in a controlled setting which means that all food is provided and  trial volunteers receive standardised meals.  Individual meal plans or meal preferences cannot be provided.  If you have any food allergies or hypersensitivity to food product(s) that are clinically significant or life-threatening you may not be able to participate in a trial.    Please contact us to discuss any food issues.

    Accommodation – During your in-clinic stay you will share sleeping areas with other volunteers who are of the same gender.  Similar to a hospital setting, supervision will be provided to ensure that your health and safety are being monitored.

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    What is the length of a study and do I have to complete all the visits?

    Details of the duration of a study can be found on the Volunteer Hub.

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    Can I bring my own device?

    Yes, we encourage you to bring items that will help to pass the time while you are in the clinic. You can use the time to study or work or catch up on the movies you’ve been meaning to watch.

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    What do I need to pack?

    Wondering what to pack before your site visit? Visit our Packing List page to learn more.

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    When do I receive compensation for taking part in a study?

    You will receive compensation as outlined during the Informed Consent process. Typically, you will receive compensation once all study visits have been completed. If, for any reason, you do not complete all study visits, your compensation will be on a pro-rated basis (i.e. for the time that you have participated in the trial)

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    Where will I sleep during the clinical study?

    We provide a clean, safe socially distance sleeping environment, in a dormitory of hotel room style. Watch video

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    What COVID-19 precautions are you taking?

    The safety of our volunteers is a top priority. Learn more about the measures we are taking to create a safe environment for you.

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    Can I bring my own food?

    All aspects of clinical trials are closely monitored including the food and drink consumed by participants. While you are in the clinic, you will be provided with all meals as per the study guidelines. You will need to eat all the food provided to ensure the guidelines are met. Watch video

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