We need your support
The development of new therapies and vaccines may improve the lives of thousands of people suffering from various medical conditions. These trials would not be possible without the support of our volunteers.
We conduct 2-3 vaccine trials a year and they require both younger and older participants. A vaccine study typically lasts between 6 months to a year (depending on what trial).
Current Vaccine trials running
Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Trial
We are currently conducting a clinical trial looking into a potential treatment for a respiratory infection that mainly affects children and the elderly.
What is RSV?
Respiratory Syncytial Virus causes upper and lower respiratory tract illness. Upper respiratory symptoms typically begin within several days of RSV infection. Often, the infection remains in the upper respiratory tract. However, in infants and young children, individuals with weakened immune systems, and older adults, the virus may descend to the lower respiratory tract, leading to wheezing, bronchiolitis and potentially hospitalisation, ventilation, and in rare cases even death. Infections with RSV follow a seasonal pattern, mostly occurring in Australia between the months of March and October.
What do you get out of the trial?
Contribute to the Community
Participating in a clinical trial is a way for you to give back to the community by helping the development of new, safer and more effective medicines that can support the health and wellbeing of others.
Contribute to Research
Clinical trials are an important part of the research and development pathway for new medicines.
for your time
All eligible participants are paid for their time and inconvenience.
Am I eligible?
You must be:
You must NOT have:
HOW MUCH TIME DO I HAVE TO PUT IN & WHAT IS EXPECTED FROM ME?
Our vaccine trials go for between 6 months to a year. There are usually between 4 - 10 follow-up visits to our clinic (it varies depending on the trial), each lasting approximately 30 minutes - 1 hour. The first visit will be a screening visit to further determine if you are suitable for this trial.
You will be expected to attend each visit and to follow the guidelines of the trial. Register below to receive exact dates and more information.
All trials are conducted in compliance with international and Australian regulations and under approval by an ethics committee to ensure the well-being and safety of our participants. Q-Pharm has been around for 15 years and we have successfully conducted over 400 trials.
Each study is both reviewed and approved by a nationally registered Human Research Ethics Committee. During participation in a clinical trial, to ensure your safety and well-being you will have a team of dedicated and experienced research nurses and medical doctors, monitoring you at all times with state of the art medical equipment. Our world class clinical facility is based on the campus of the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital - ideally placed to help ensure your safety and well-being.
Q-Pharm is a dedicated clinical trial unit, specialising in the conduct of early phase (Phases 1 and 2) clinical trials, bioequivalence and bioavailability studies and vaccine studies.
Founded in 2002, Q-Pharm undertakes clinical trials for companies and researchers who are developing new, safer or more effective medicines.
These studies are conducted in a state-of-the-art facility within the QIMR Berghofer precinct at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Brisbane, Australia.