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RJ inaugurates first Coordinating Center for Clinical Research state

 
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The City Health Department, in partnership with the Institute of Technology in Immunobiology (Bio-Manguinhos), Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz), inaugurated the first RJ inaugurates first Coordinating Center for Clinical Research State status. The center, which is in the Municipal Health Center Hector Beltran in Tijuca, aims at the development of clinical research and epidemiological prevention.

In the space of 53m ², 12 professionals work in coordinating research study (conducted in different health units simultaneously). Clinical studies of vaccines made on site will result in new products, which will fuel further the public health facilities. The first clinical study conducted at the Center will be the third phase of meningococcal B vaccine, which is being developed by Bio-Manguinhos.

Clinical studies with an adequate infrastructure and modern best possible results and faster responses, strengthening, with the introduction of new products (vaccines, biopharmaceuticals and diagnostic reagents), the public health program. The adequacy of basic health units to act as centers of research requires not only the acquisition of equipment and supplies, as well as staff training in study procedures and ethical and regulatory frameworks for conducting research on human subjects (Good Clinical Practice) .

In the case of clinical trials with vaccines, volunteers are mostly healthy children looking for the basic health units for checkups and vaccinations in accordance with the schedule of the National Immunization Program. Due to the characteristics of the volunteers of vaccine trials, associated with the need for large numbers of volunteers, mainly for studies of phases 2 and 3, Fiocruz has worked in partnership with the Municipal Health Service (SMS) in Rio de Janeiro .

With information from the Municipal Health Secretariat of Rio de Janeiro

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