VAS Networks -a clinical research company is located at 7611 State Line Road and aims to benefit the local kansas city community by
offering a wide range of clinical research studies. Multi therapeutic drug treatments aimed towards common chronic diseases. These clinical studies may potentially provide qualified volunteers access to treatments that can otherwise be out of reach.
What is Clinical Research?
A clinical research site coordinates the testing of drugs and devices for their efficacy in treating medical conditions and diseases. Pharmaceutical companies and device manufacturers (referred to as sponsors) contract with clinical research organizations (CROs) to find sites where clinical trials may be performed. New medicines are developed through a series of controlled trials which assess the safety and efficacy of each new medicine by applying rigorous scientific standards. An experimental medicine is first tested in the laboratory and in animal studies. After this preclinical testing, the medicine can advance to clinical testing.
VAS Networks offers the following phases of clinical studies:
- Phase 2 – Testing of drug on patients to assess efficacy and side effects
- Phase 3 – Testing of drug on patients to assess efficacy, effectiveness and safety
- Phase 4 – Post-marketing surveillance – watching drug use in public
Who sponsors clinical studies?
Clinical studies are sponsored by a variety of organizations including doctors, medical institutions, foundations, pharmaceutical companies, or federal agencies such as the National Institute of Health (NIH). The sponsor of the clinical research hires physicians to conduct the clinical study. The FDA does not develop new therapies or conduct clinical studies themselves, FDA staff members meet with researchers and perform inspections of clinical study sites. The FDA’s primary role is to protect the rights of participants and verify the quality and integrity of the data.
What can volunteers expect if they choose to participate?
In some studies, participants receive a physical examination. Their medical histories are reviewed by either the study physician or a research staff member once they are enrolled. The volunteers’ health will continue to be monitored during and after the trial. A detailed description of what is expected, as well as specifics of the trial itself, are outlined in each trial consent forms.
Why do people participate in clinical studies?
There are a variety of reasons why people seek to participate in clinical studies. The opportunity to try a potential new treatment that may be better than the current standard is a strong motivator. A patient may gain access to promising new therapies that are not widely available. Participants also enjoy more active involvement in their own health care regimen, taking advantage of frequent monitoring during the clinical study.
Every study is different but most studies pay participants aka volunteers a stipend to cover time and travel. It is important to understand you must meet certain criteria to qualify for a clinical study.
The opportunity to help advance medicine
Clinical trials are part of clinical research and at the heart of all medical advances. Clinical trials look at new ways to prevent, detect, or treat disease.
Access to new treatments
You may get the opportunity to try a new treatment for your condition (not guaranteed)
VAS NETWORKS AREAS OF STUDY
yearly clincal trials
years of clinical experience
Get In Touch
Location: 7611 Stateline Road, Kansas City, MO 64114
Telephone: (816) 255-3355
VAS NETWORK’S mission is to improve the health of participants of all cultures and walks of life in the Kansas City Area by providing access to the highest quality patient trials. We promote collaboration within Kansas City’s life sciences community.