Madison, WI (Vocus) May 14, 2010
Quincy Bioscience announces the launch of HOPE Trials.com – a new portal aimed at making research studies of the jellyfish protein apoaequorin accessible for individuals with debilitating conditions. HOPE Trials is the research arm of Quincy Bioscience.
The mission of HOPE Trials is to improve the quality of life for individuals suffering from an array of debilitating conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease linked by a common cause – a mismanagement of calcium at the cellular level. By bringing research studies into the homes of individuals living with neurodegenerative diseases, researchers are able to achieve larger numbers of participants and improve the quality of data gathered.
Quincy Bioscience research to date has shown the effectiveness of the jellyfish protein apoaequorin to improve cognitive function and other quality of life measures in generally healthy individuals. With the development of the HOPE Trials website and the implementation of clinically-validated rating scales, researchers at Quincy Bioscience will be able to gain better understanding on how this jellyfish protein may help improve the lives of those with neurological conditions.
Mark Underwood, co-founder and president, stresses the importance of both high quality and real world research, “HOPE Trials represents an innovation in research by delivering survey tools directly to participants. Two of the main reasons people choose not to take part in conventional clinical studies are the amount time and travel required. HOPE Trials greatly reduces these demands while gathering important data using the gold standard in research, randomized controlled trials.” explains Underwood.
Maximizing the use of the Internet and social media to help recruitment, HOPE Trials will access a larger demographic of people, and strengthen research. HOPE Trials has begun recruiting for the MS HOPE Trial. Interested parties can visit HOPE Trials.com to find out if they qualify to participate and learn more about future studies.
About Quincy Bioscience
Quincy Bioscience is a biotechnology company based in Madison, Wisconsin. Quincy Bioscience is focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of novel compounds to fight the aging process. The company's products focus on restoring calcium balance related to neurodegenerative disorders and other destructive age-related mechanisms.
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