What is a Human Challenge Study?

During a human challenge study, a small number of healthy volunteers will receive a vaccine or drug which will be used to fight viruses. Volunteers are quarantined in our bespoke facilities in Whitechapel. We expose our volunteers to respiratory viruses such as Influenza (flu), Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) and Human Rhinovirus (common cold). Our research scientists and medics will then assess how effective these vaccines or treatments are by gathering data to try and identify any side effects as well as any effectiveness.

A Brief History

Human Challenge Clinical Trials have been carried out for over 50 years and play an important role in the fight against diseases such as malaria, typhoid, cholera and flu. 

Open Orphan (LON:ORPH) was founded in 2017, with the goal of rapidly building Europe’s leading pharma services company by a management team with extensive industry and financial expertise. The company comprises of two commercial specialist CRO services businesses (Venn Life Sciences and hVIVO) and is also

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