The Clinical Trial Journey

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

This explainer video, from the Mayo Clinic Center for Clinical and Translational Science, makes this task a little easier. 

The Clinical Trials Journey is a short, animated video describing how clinical trials work 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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Phase 1 clinical trials infographic showing that this stage requires fewer volunteers and examines safety.
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