Clinical research in Canada has seen a significant uptick in interest from Sponsors and Investigators since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. This interest is perhaps a precipitate of increasing […] Read More >>
A clinical trial protocol is a document that is designed to outline all details of a clinical trial. It is the main document referred to throughout the trial lifecycle and […] Read More >>
In May of 2021, Health Canada announced a proposal to modernize the regulatory framework for Clinical Trials. This proposal hopes to help improve support the introduction of novel safe and […] Read More >>
Back in the 1960s a revolutionary breakthrough in x-ray technology lead to the invention of the dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) machine. This new technology, introduced by Dr. Richard Cameron and […] Read More >>
Clinical trials proceed with four phases to assess the safety and efficacy of an Investigational Product (IP) [1]. The sample size should be considered with extra care for each of […] Read More >>
Recruitment is a crucial part of the Clinical Study workload. Even if no clinical trial is actively searching for subjects, recruitment is an ongoing process in order to build a […] Read More >>
Put yourself in the shoes of the consumer for a minute…okay…ready? You walk into a health food store to purchase supplements that you recently learned about that you hope might […] Read More >>
TORONTO, November 14, 2019 – dicentra, a leading consulting firm and clinical research organization (CRO) serving the natural health products (NHPs), food and dietary supplement industries, has announced that Dr. […] Read More >>
Clinical trials can be overwhelming for many in the industry as they can be complex, long, and costly. However, smaller companies can conduct small well-designed trials (open label, or pilot study […] Read More >>
What are Clinical Trials? Clinical trials are a type of biomedical research that is conducted to help doctors and researchers learn more about health, diseases, and effective treatments in order […] Read More >>
Kava in Canada
April 30, 2012 By
By David Miller, BSc, ND NHP Scientific Regulatory Associate Kava (Piper methysticum; kava kava) has traditionally been used as an anxiolytic by western herbalists (Felter and Lloyd 1898) for over […] Read More >>
By Sorcha Kellett, BSc Regulatory Scientific Affairs Assistant Oil of Oregano (Origanum vulgare leaf extract) has been used traditionally for its health and medicinal benefits including improvement of immune function […] Read More >>
Ashleigh Hampton, MSc Scientific and Regulatory Affairs Associate, Dicentra There have been some challenges faced while assessing the therapeutic effects of resveratrol in humans. Phase 1 clinical trials have reported […] Read More >>
  February 22-23, 2011 in Toronto. Dicentra has agreed to be a Gold Sponsor to this important and informative event and our own Candice Cryne, Scientific Regulatory Associate will be […] Read More >>