Today is officially Clinical Trials Day…
For the team at CLINDOX, working on the CRFWEB eClinical system, every day is a clinical trial day. The 20th May, is officially Clinical Trials day. To what end, you may ask?
The purpose of the day is to recognise the benefits we all reap from clinical trials and, especially, to celebrate all those involved in the trial process. It also serves to bring greater awareness and recognition of clincial trials, which seems especially poignant in this year when so many Covid related studies have been expedited.
The team at Clindox fully support International Clinical Trials Day, and are thankful to all our clients and colleagues who work in the industry and help deliver this critical important task in the healthcare sector… which in turn promotes the general well-being of society.
To all those involved, we offer both our gratitude and support, and we are proud that our product and our team contributes to the delivery of clincial trials internationally.
The significance of the date?
May 20th 1747 is widely reported as the first clinical trial, conducted by James Lind ship’s surgeon in the British Royal Navy, based on a hunch that scurvy could be treated by the introduction of acids.
We have every confidence that Lind’s results would have withstood greater scrutiny and met all regulatory requirements had he’d had access to CRFWEB, but let’s not be churlish, his hunch was correct and his trial ‘proved’ citrus fruits could treat scurvy.