Those who qualify can EARN up to $350 or more by participating in a clinical SKIN STUDY that is investigating the properties of topical creams and ointments by applying them to the skin.
CHECK-IN TO OUR CLINICS
DRUG SCREEN AND
PREGNANCY TEST PERFORMED
VERIFY ELIGIBILITY FOR PARTICIPATION IN STUDY
FOREARMS WILL BE
WASHED WITH SOAP
FOREARMS WILL BE
MARKED TO INDICATE
OF SKIN TONE WITH
APPLY TAPE AND
WASHERS TO FOREARMS
A SPECIFIC AMOUNT OF
BE DISPENSED ONTO THE
PREVIOUSLY MARKED SITES
BE DISTRIBUTED WITHIN
REMOVE TAPE AND
THAT WAS APPLIED
CHROMAMETER READINGS TAKE PLACE AT SCHEDULED TIMES THROUGHOUT YOUR STAY
WHAT IS A CHROMAMETER?
A Chromameter is a handheld device capable of detecting varying levels of color by flashing a beam of light onto the skin. Typically, the creams Novum tests cause "blanching," or temporary whitening of skin. This device captures the subtle differences of skin-tone before drug is applied and after drug is applied.
IN AS LITTLE AS 27 HOURS, YOU COULD WALK OUT OF OUR CLINIC WITH UP TO $350 OR MORE FOR COMPLETING A SKIN STUDY.
DURING YOUR STAY, YOU CHOOSE HOW TO SPEND YOUR FREE TIME: WATCH A MOVIE, SURF THE INTERNET, READ A BOOK...
One of our recruiters will contact you to determine if you meet the following criteria.
TOPICAL/SKIN: These types of studies test topical (applied to the skin surface) corticosteroids (e.g., hydrocortisone). Corticosteroid products cause blanching (whitening) of the microvasculature (very small blood vessels) of the skin. This blanching response is thought to be related to the amount of drug entering the skin. Participants in these studies will have test drug products (e.g., lotions, ointments, creams or tapes) applied to their forearms for specific amounts of time and then the products will be removed. The blanching responses will be measured using a device called a chromameter (color measurement) at regular intervals during the study. Participants will usually stay at Novum two overnights during these studies, and they do not normally require any blood collections.
PK-BIOEQUIVALENCE: These types of studies typically compare two drug products, for example, a commercially available Brand product (e.g., Tylenol®) and a potential to-be-marketed generic product (e.g., acetaminophen). Pharmacokinetic (PK) studies are usually performed in which each of the drug products is administered in a cross-over design (each participant will receive each drug product separately over the course of the study) to volunteer participants who are in general good health. After receiving a drug product, blood samples are taken at regular intervals and then tested for the drug concentration. For these types of studies, participants will usually stay at Novum on two separate occasions for two overnights on each occasion. Sometimes, there may be return visits required for additional drug concentration blood collections after being released from the clinic.