About clinical trials

Together we give patients a better life

New, better medicines are constantly being developed. This gives patients who need those medicines a better life. Before patients can take a new medicine, it must be researched extensively. That is what we do with clinical trials.

Specialist in clinical trials

ICON specializes in clinical trials. Together with our participants, we research new or improved medicines. When you participate in a clinical trial, you make a key contribution to the development of medications. That is crucial to us all, but even more so to patients who rely on medicines.

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What is a clinical trial?

A clinical trial is a study of new or improved medications. Before a medication is marketed, it is researched extensively. That is what we do at ICON.

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Why are clinical trials important?

From acetaminophen to prescribed medicines: everyone takes medication sometimes. A great deal of research is needed for the development of new or better medicines. As a participant in a clinical trial, you help develop new or better medicines.

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Why participate in a clinical trial?

Participating in a clinical trial is good for you and for someone else. You contribute to the development of new medicines, and thus to a better life for patients. You will receive a nice reward for helping.

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Are clinical trials safe?

At ICON, your safety always comes first. During a trial, you are monitored very closely by our specially trained doctors and nurses. We tell you everything we are going to do, how we are going to do it and which side effects could potentially occur.

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Facts and myths about clinical trials

How do clinical trials work? What does this mean for you as a participant? And what risks do you run? These are the facts and myths about clinical trials.

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Without research no new medicines

New research would not be possible without participants like you. And that would mean there would be no new medicines for patients.

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