The clinical trials carried out in ALYATEC environmental exposure chamber are proposed to patients having symptoms related to respiratory allergies (asthma, rhinitis, conjunctivitis) induced by environmental factors such as cat dander, birch pollen or house dust mite allergens. These studies are performed under the supervision of medical experts.
Each volunteer receives a financial compensation and our clinical trials are performed after a complete medical examination.
You can read the volunteers testimonials to get a better idea of our clinical trials.
Would you like to be enrolled in a study ?
What is a clinical study for?
By participating in clinical trials conducted by ALYATEC, you will contribute to improve care and knowledge on respiratory diseases related to the environment.
These clinical studies allow the development of treatments to fight against respiratory allergies as well as alternative solutions such as medical devices, air purifiers, acaricides products, respiratory masks or pollen filters.
ALYATEC’s clinical studies are performed to evaluate the efficacy, dosage or tolerance of the solutions mentionned above.
Can you participate in a clinical study?
ALYATEC is looking for patients with allergies induced by aeroallergens.
- You are between 18 and 65 years old
- You think to be allergic to mites, cats, birch or grass pollen
- You have symptoms of rhinitis and/or conjunctivitis and/or asthma
- You don’t have any other chronical diseases (except asthma).
You might have a suitable profile to be included in our clinical trials and become an actor of the biomedical research. Patients taking part to our clinical studies are currently coming from region Alsace / Grand Est and France but patients from all over the world are welcome.
Who decides my involvment in a clinical study?
Your decision to participate must be completely intentional and arising from youself.
If you decide to participate, you will sign information and consent forms.
For additional information, contact ALYATEC by phone at 03 67 68 00 90 or through our contact form.
Are your expenses refunded ?
All studies are financially compensated from up to 4 500 € per year.
This allowance is non-taxable and paid once the final medical checks have been carried out at the end of the study.
It cannot exceed 4 500 € annually. Travel expenses might be refunded as well (on request and under specific conditions).
How is running a clinical trial in ALYATEC?
Medical check up
A preliminary medical examination will be carried out before the clinical trial itself. It allows to :
- Check if there is no contraindication for your participation in the clinical study
- Present the clinical study in which you could participate
- Explain the detailed proceedings of the study
- Introduce ALYATEC clinical research center and reply to your questions
At the end of this appointment and with your consent, you will be registered in our patients database which allows to contact you when you will be eligible for a study in ALYATEC.
This first visit is not financially compensated.
You can make this first apointment here : Make an appointment
If you agree to participate in the study, several visits will be scheduled, including exposures in ALYATEC environmental exposure unit.
Typical exposure day in Alyatec
At your arrival, you will be taken in charge by ALYATEC’s medical team who will give you a touchscreen tablet. You will use this tablet all day long to:
- Complete the self-assessment questionnaires and evaluations related to allergic symptoms
- Alert medical staff in case of discomfort or if you have difficulties to breathe
During the day of exposure to allergens in the allergen exposure unit, you will realize different evaluations under the control of physicians and nurses used to treat rhinitis, conjunctivitis and asthma reactions.
In order to ensure the quality of the allergenic exposure and to avoid contamination vectors, you have to wear an integral, particle-free clothing over your own clothes before getting in the EEC.
The exposure to allergens takes place in a 64m² room with 20 comfortable armchairs.
Various examinations will be performed both in the environmental exposure chamber and in the supervision room after the exposure. Additional evaluations and controls might be done after you have left the clinical center.
According to the duration of the visite, a lunch can be provided by ALYATEC.
What are the risks of a clinical trial?
Your safety and well-being are our priority.
During your stay in ALYATEC site, you will be watched by physicians and nurses used to treat allergic reactions related to asthma, rhinitis and conjunctivitis.
ALYATEC complies with the regulatory framework established by the competent authorities of clinical trials (ANSM, CPP, CNIL and ARS) and according to Good Clinical Practices and Good Laboratory Practices. Regulatory approvals are delivered prior to each clinical trial.
The exposure to allergen will cause common allergic symptoms well known by you and our medical staff.
The amounts of allergens spread in the chamber are similar to those present in everyday environment. Since our goal is to reproduce usual allergen exposure in a controlled environment, there is no excessive exposure to the allergen.
Before each study, the medical team in charge of the study will clearly explain known and expected effects of the testing treatment.
Our medical team takes care of volunteers during the whole day of exposure and by phone after the exposure to ensure an optimal medical monitoring and follow-up.