Nov 26, 2019

Irresponsible Marketing Surrounds Telomerase Human Trials in South America

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

Recently, Libella Gene Therapeutics has announced that it will be running a patient-paid trial in Colombia with an eye-watering $1 million USD price tag on enrollment.

Patient-paid trial likely to cause backlash

The topic of patient-paid trials often stirs up considerable debate among the research community, regulatory authorities, and the general public, with many people suggesting that it is unethical to expect patients to pay to participate in clinical trials. While this is a controversial issue, these trials are a legitimate way to test therapies that would otherwise struggle to reach the clinic due to cost constraints, and the data gathered by such trials can still be valuable.

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