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Mayo Clinic CTSA Produces Clinical Trial Explainer Video
Mayo Clinic Center for Clinical and Translational Science

Clinical trials bridge the gap between research and patient care — they help a medical discovery become a therapy. The clinical trial journey is long and complicated, with many steps along the way. It can be challenging to describe this process to patients and research volunteers, or to colleagues who are unfamiliar with clinical research.

A new “explainer” tool is now available to make this task a little easier. Mayo Clinic Discovery’s Edge blog recently released a short, animated video describing the clinical trial journey, from start to finish. In simple, clear language, this video describes how a medical intervention — such as a drug, device or procedure — moves from an idea into patient care.

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