These clinical research findings will help accelerate advances in safe and effective new products, medications, therapies, and devices for companion animals.
The Veterinary Health Research Centers LLC (VHRC) is introducing new clinical research capabilities with a worldwide network of veterinary clinics to propel clinical trials leading to breakthroughs for safe and effective new products, medications, therapies, and devices for pets.
According to a company release, VHRC Certified Practices offer full-scale clinical study solutions for large and small pharmaceutical companies, biotechs, entrepreneurs and innovators globally, thus granting faster, efficient, and cost-effective clinical trials.
“Data-driven evidence is critical today in demonstrating the efficacy of advanced treatment options before they are approved. Using companion animals with naturally-occurring ailments like kidney and heart disease, cancer, and obesity makes sense since the response to many treatments is similar in dogs, cats, and people,” said Joel Ehrenzweig, DVM, MRCVS, VHRC founder and CEO, in the release.
In addition to featuring general practices and specialty hospitals with advanced equipment and expert skill sets, this exclusive network of veterinary clinical trial sites enables VHRC to deliver real-world results ranging from proof-of-concept to commercialization.
“Each VHRC Certified Practice site receives advanced GCP/EDC and technology-specific training as part of a rigorous site validation process prior to the initiation of each project. VHRC Certified Practices include acclaimed regional referral centers and niche specialists that can focus on fulfilling often esoteric patient-enrollment requirements,” said Rob Hunter, PhD, chief science and regulatory officer at VHRC, in the release.
Currently, ongoing trials at VHRC for B-Cure Lasers (www.bcurelaservet.com) are focused on treating pain in the knee, spine and hip joint, as well as gingivitis, particularly in senior dogs and cats.
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Veterinary Health Research Centers launches clinical research programs for animal health, pharma and medical device companies. News release. Veterinary Health Research Centers. September 23, 2021. Accessed September 29, 2021. https://www.biospace.com/article/veterinary-health-research-centers-launches-clinical-research-programs-for-animal-health-pharma-and-medical-device-companies/