Expert comment: International Clinical Trials Day

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Expert comment: International Clinical Trials Day


17 May 2019

Experts from the University of the Sunshine Coast Clinical Trials Centre are available to comment ahead of International Clinical Trials Day on Monday 20 May.

Current clinical trials being managed by the USC Clinical Trials team include; cardiovascular disease, cold agglutin disease, common cold, crohn’s disease, viral respiratory illness, heart failure, cytomegalovirus vaccine and paediatric flu vaccine.

A clinical trial is a research study performed by experts from the medical field. It aims to determine if a new drug, diet, or a medical treatment device is safe and effective for the use.

The following experts are available for comment:

Lucas Litewka, Director USC Clinical Trials Centre: 07 5456 5265 or

Dr Nova Evans, Clinical Trial Doctor USC Clinical Trials Centre:

Background on the USC Clinical Trials Centre:

The University of the Sunshine Coast has established the USC Clinical Trials Centre, a world-class, purpose-built clinical trials centre at Sippy Downs and at Morayfield.

The centre is built on a clinical framework that gives industry unprecedented access to a network of private doctors and their patients on the Sunshine Coast and Moreton Bay.

Since operations began in 2016, the centre continues to increase the region’s clinical research capacity and deliver innovative and regionally relevant research in consultation with key stakeholders including local private healthcare professionals, the community, the biopharmaceutical industry and other key thought leaders.

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