COPD Clinical Trials

Do you have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)?

We are looking for volunteers to take part in forthcoming clinical trials investigating potential new medicines for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).

COPD is the name used to describe various conditions which affect the lungs, such as Emphysema and Chronic Bronchitis. It is the second most common lung disease in the UK, with it affecting an estimated 1.2 million people over the age of 40.  Living COPD can affect many aspects of your life. Physical symptoms such as breathlessness and coughing can leave you feeling stressed, anxious and depressed. 

Panthera Clinical Research is looking for people, over the age of 40, who have COPD.

Where: Manchester (Rochdale)

When: From August 2021

Trial focus: COPD

Benefits: Volunteers eligible to take part in a clinical trial will receive:

  • Complementary lung function test, health check and medical advice
  • Clinic appointments scheduled at your convenience
  • Reimbursement for time and reasonable travel expenses
More Information about COPD clinical trials

COPD is the name used to describe various conditions which affect the lungs, such as emphysema and chronic bronchitis. COPD affects your breathing, which has a huge impact on your day-to-day activities.

COPD is the second most common lung disease in the UK, with asthma being the most common. It’s estimated that 1.2 million people have received a diagnosis of COPD.

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As part of your visit, we will check your blood pressure, height and weight, BMI, and lung function . All your results will be available immediately. 

By taking part in a clinical trial with Panthera, you could potentially be contributing to the future development of better treatments and medication for COPD conditions.

Be Part of the Solution

If you are interested in finding out more and taking part in a clinical trial, please register your interest below.

All clinical trials conducted at Panthera Clinics are reviewed by an independent ethics committee.

Frequently asked questions

I am interested in taking part in a clinical trial, what are the next steps?

To begin with, there will be an initial discussion with a member of the Panthera Clinic team who will ask you about your medical history and regular medications, to identify if any of our current clinical trials may be suitable for you. If we do not have anything for you at this time, with your permission we will keep your details on file and get in touch as and when a suitable clinical trial becomes available.

How long will a clinical trial last?

The length of a clinical trial is different each time.  If there is a clinical trial which may be suitable for you, you will be provided with an Information sheet that tells you everything you will need to know, which includes information about how long the particular trial will last before you decide whether to take part. This will also tell you the number of times you will be asked to attend the clinic and what is involved at each clinic visit.

Will I be reimbursed for my time?

You may be reimbursed for travel costs within reason. All the information regarding payments will be noted in the study information sheet and discussed with you prior to making any commitments or attending for your first appointment.

What if I change my mind?

Participation in a clinical trial is entirely voluntary. If for any reason you are no longer able to commit to taking part, you can stop at any time. All you will need to do is inform the clinic you attend of your decision. You may need to attend the clinic for a final visit, this will be discussed with you when you consent to take part in the clinical trial.