ARHI (Advanced Research for Health Improvement) is participating in a comprehensive trial for COVID-19 in the areas of diagnostics, treatments and vaccinations. The Covid-19 clinical trials are underway here in southwest Florida through ARHI, which will be the leading research site for those studies that will commence at the end of October. These trials will be done in collaboration with major pharmaceutical companies and NIH as part of “Operation Warp Speed.”
Each day, we learn new facts, figures, and protocols concerning COVID-19, and while there are practical treatment options those are not perfect, and we still do not have a cure or a vaccine. The FDA is investigating specific drugs and running expedited trials to see if they are effective at killing the virus. They are also running plasma testing from the blood of those that have recovered from COVID-19. To create a viable vaccine or treatment; however, we need further research and testing.
Viruses need a host to proliferate and mutate. Once they invade the body, they need the body to continue to live or the virus dies if it does not move into another host. One way that we as hosts to viruses can either ward it off, or fight it aggressively is through a bolstered immune system. COVID-19 is an RNA virus, which is not DNA, but rather encoded RNA. DNA viruses have limited mutation capabilities, while RNA is an unstable molecule that can replicate and mutate quickly depending on their need to survive, and they spread hastily as well. We need medications that will impede these actions in RNA viruses and create a biological environment that inhibits the replication of the virus. Drug interventions will need to focus on building the body’s immune response and help fight the disease and infection. The vaccine will focus on stimulating the immune response to destroy the virus before it infects the body.
A vaccine is a biological preparation that provides active acquired immunity to a particular disease. A vaccine typically contains an agent that resembles a disease-causing microorganism and is often made from weakened or killed forms of the microbe, its toxins, or one of its surface proteins. The agent stimulates the body’s immune system to recognize the agent as a threat, destroy it, and to further recognize and destroy any of the microorganisms associated with that agent that it may encounter in the future. Vaccines can be prophylactic, or therapeutic.
What You Should Know About Clinical Trials
Clinical trials or medical research studies offer a way for researchers to bring new therapies, medications, vaccines, and devices quicker to patients that need them. When a trial is held, rigorous protocols are always in place to protect the patient’s best outcome. Before phase one of any medical trial is brought to humans, they conduct thorough laboratory testing.
The IRB (Institutional Review Board) monitors all clinical trials to make certain that patients are protected. This independent committee of medical professionals and advocates keep track and make sure that federal regulations, ethics, and patient’s rights are upheld throughout the process.
How Clinical Trials Help
Disease states, illnesses and disorders are able to launch innovative and the most advanced treatments when clinical trials show positive outcomes. The average clinical trial allows advanced treatment options to be implemented in patient therapy protocols in an advantageous manner. Clinical trials also have helped countless individuals stave off disease states while under medical care during their researched disorder.
At Advanced Research for Health Improvement (ARHI), they believe that clinical studies will advance medicine and help people live better lives. With this mentality, they strive for greatness in each area of work that they do.
Are you interested in participating in a clinical trial? ARHI is currently accepting participants for multiple studies including COVID-19.
To find out more, please contact them today at, 239-230-2021, or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Advanced Research for Health Improvement, LLC
1172 Goodlette Frank Road North, Suite# 201
Naples, FL 34102