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West Des Moines, IA 50265


Conducting Clinical Trials in West Des Moines, IA

At ICTS, patients that participate in clinical trials are the most important aspect of research studies.  Without patients willing to participate in studies, it would be impossible to develop new effective treatments.  Some common indications that ICTS conducts studies are listed below:

•  Acne
•  Alopecia
•  Asthma
•  Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
•  Celiac Disease
•  Chronic Back Pain
•  Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
•  Chronic Pain
•  Constipation

•  Diabetes
•  Diabetic Neuropathic Pain (DPN)
•  Fibromyalgia
•  Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating Related to Heat or Exercise)
•  Hypertension
•  Irritable Bowel Syndrome 
•  Lipidemia
•  Lupus Erythematosus
•  Migraine Headaches (Adult and Pediatric)

•  Obesity
•  Opioid-Induced Constipation
•  Osteoarthritis of Back, Knees, Hips
•  Plaque Psoriasis
•  Postmenapausal Osteoporosis
•  Psoriatic Arthritis
•  Rheumatoid Arthritis
•  Vaccines


Medical Research Studies in West Des Moines, IA

Trial Types

Volunteers in our medical research studies do not need health insurance to participate because all procedures and medications used are provided at no cost. Some studies offer compensation to cover the time spent at our facility.

Phase I, II, III and IV Studies

ICTS conducts clinical trials in four different phases. 

During Phase I, researchers test an experimental treatment on people who have never had the treatment before. This allows us to see how the body responds.

In Phase II medical research trials, one group of participants is given an experimental drug and another group receives a placebo. By having the control group take a placebo, researchers can gather comparative information about the effectiveness and safety of the drug. This information is provided to the pharmaceutical company and the FDA.

About 33% of experimental drugs and treatments pass through Phases I and II.  Once the investigational product surpasses the Phase II stages, they are tested on a larger group of people in Phase III. This phase monitors side effects and gives researchers a better idea of how effective the treatment is over longer periods of time. This phase can last for years. Once complete, the pharmaceutical company can take the information to the FDA and get the indication approval for the marketing phase.

Phase IV involves post-marketing medical research. This phase gives pharmaceutical companies the opportunity to monitor the treatment’s long-term effects, compare it with other treatments on the market, and determine its cost-effectiveness.

Patient-Focused Medical Research

Studies have certain criteria, including age, sex, type and stage of disease, other medical conditions, and previous treatment history. This gives us more relevant data and helps keep you safe during the trial.

Research Subject Criteria

Some studies seek subjects with illnesses or conditions, while others need healthy participants. These criteria are set according to:

•  Age
•  Type and Stage of Disease

•  Gender
•  Previous Treatment History

• Medical Conditions

Contact us today to learn more about our clinical trials. We conduct medical research in West Des Moines, Iowa.