WILMINGTON, N.C., Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Intercell AG has retained Inclinix, Inc., to recruit volunteers for their Phase III clinical trial of a Travelers' Diarrhea (TD) vaccine system. The TD vaccine is in the form of a skin patch -- a novel method for delivering a vaccine that is especially compelling because it is needle-free.
This year, approximately 55 million international travelers will visit countries where bacteria that cause TD are endemic, particularly Africa, Asia and Latin America, and nearly 20 million of those travelers develop TD. The effects extend beyond the acute symptoms of the disease; between 10 and 30 percent of those who develop TD will develop the chronic symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. If approved, this would be the first vaccine for TD available in the US.
Inclinix, a Wilmington, NC-based clinical trial enrollment solutions provider, will utilize its innovative recruitment tactics to drive the enrollment of 1200 volunteers in the US and 600 in Western Europe beginning in April 2009.
"We are pleased that Intercell AG has chosen Inclinix as their partner for the TD study," says J. Tobin Geatz, President and CEO, Inclinix. "We look forward to the opportunity to contribute to the development of this novel drug that has potential to make a truly global impact on the medical community."
The recruitment strategy for this study, appropriately named the "Trek Study" (www.TrekStudy.com), centers on reaching out to specific groups most likely to respond to free travel to Mexico or Guatemala while focusing on the social and altruistic impacts of clinical trial participation.
In order to build awareness of the Trek Study, Inclinix has developed
partnerships with major travel and tourism websites. In addition, Recruitment
Monitors -- in-field enrollment experts -- will execute events in commun
|SOURCE Inclinix, Inc.|
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