We are a clinical trials center in the Butchertown neighborhood of Louisville, Kentucky. We operate as a division of The Eye Care Institute, which is an extensive ophthalmology practice providing eye surgery, eye care, LASIK, glaucoma laser treatment, dry eye disease care, macular degeneration treatment, and more.
Our Butchertown Clinical Trials division employs a family practice physician and an internal medicine physician. Each of these physicians performs clinical trials in many areas of adult medicine including vaccines, nutrition, artificial intelligence, COPD, diabetes and more. These primary care physicians are the doctors who would participate in the COVID 19 vaccine clinical trials.
Here is the actual description of a clinical trial, according to the National Institutes of Health “…Clinical trials are research studies performed in people that are aimed at evaluating a medical, surgical, or behavioral intervention. They are the primary way that researchers find out if a new treatment, like a new drug or diet or medical device (for example, a pacemaker) is safe and effective in people. Often a clinical trial is used to learn if a new treatment is more effective and/or has less harmful side effects than the standard treatment. Other clinical trials test ways to find a disease early, sometimes before there are symptoms. Still others test ways to prevent a health problem…”
We describe clinical trials like this: Most new treatments, medications, vaccines, implants, surgical procedures, instruments and diagnostic devices, are created by researchers and scientists in academic or laboratory settings. For the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to approve these scientific advances for use in the United States, the scientists have to prove that by partnering with physicians actively practicing medicine with real patients in clinical settings, these scientific advances do improve health. To accomplish this, “scientific protocols” are written by the researchers describing exactly how these new scientific advances are to be used by practicing physicians. The entire process of going through the phases of scientific proof, and submitting data to the FDA is called a clinical trial.
Butchertown Clinical Trials has an extensive network for learning about new scientific trials being developed in all areas of human health. We do not create new science. We attempt to provide the scientists with real-life patients and doctors they need to prove their scientific advancement to the FDA.
Butchertown Clinical Trials has, as of this writing, four solid leads on clinical trials for COVID 19 vaccine developments for which we have the physicians, patients, facilities, staff, and other resources to participate, if chosen. We also have certain competitive advantages to make us more desirable than most, including being nimble enough to make quick decisions regarding participation. Based on the approximately 100 other clinical trials in which we have participated, we know why choosing a small center like ours is attractive to large research science groups.
We are not offering Coronavirus COVID 19 testing. We are not offering COVID Coronavirus COVID 19 treatment. We are not promising we will become a Coronavirus COVID 19 vaccine clinical trials site. We are, rather, attempting to let people know that when science advances to the point that Coronavirus COVID 19 vaccine clinical trials start to happen, we will diligently strive to bring those trials here, to Louisville, KY.