How to Design a Quality Clinical Trial for Health-Claims Purposes: Silliker, Biofortis to Host Workshop


"Clinical Trials for Supporting Health-Related Product Claims: A Workshop for Industry Professionals" will take place on October 18-19, 2011, in Chicago, IL.

Source: Silliker

September 2, 2011 – Chicago, IL - Biofortis-Provident Clinical Research and Silliker Inc. will cosponsor "Clinical Trials for Supporting Health-Related Product Claims: A Workshop for Industry Professionals" on October 18-19, 2011, in Chicago, IL.

Globally, businesses face a higher scientific bar to substantiate their product health claims, elevating the need for reputable, science-based clinical trials across the food, consumer health, and dietary supplement industries. For many companies, questions about clinical studies abound, such as: 

  • What are the most common mistakes made when designing a clinical trial to support a product claim?

  • What cost-saving measures can be employed without affecting the integrity of the study results?

  • What are the pitfalls associated with conducting a multicenter clinical trial?

Dr. Kevin Maki and Dr. Tia Rains of Biofortis-Provident will serve as the workshop instructors and provide insightful guidance on key variables and considerations that must be incorporated into well-designed and -conducted clinical trials. Together, Maki and Rains possess over 30 years of combined industry experience specializing in performing metabolic and cardiovascular research studies for leading global companies.                                                                                                                    

By attending, workshop participants will learn to avoid common clinical trial mistakes and navigate the "marriage" between science and marketing. Regulators, scientists, students, academic professionals, and healthcare professionals will particularly benefit from attending this first-time offering from Silliker and Biofortis-Provident, subsidiary companies of the Mérieux NutriSciences Corporation.

To register or receive more information on the two-day workshop, log on to or call 800/829-7879.

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