Discovering New Treatments and Advancements in Care.

By taking part in clinical trials being conducted at The Texas Liver Institute patients can play a more active role in their health care, while accessing new treatments and helping others by contributing to medical research.

Clinical trials are conducted in phases. The trials at each phase have a different purpose and help scientists answer different questions:

In Phase I trials, researchers test an experimental drug or treatment in a small group of people (20-80) for the first time to evaluate its safety, determine a safe dosage range, and identify side effects.

In Phase II trials, the experimental study drug or treatment is given to a larger group of people (100-300) to see if it is effective and to further evaluate its safety.
In Phase III trials, the experimental study drug or treatment is given to large groups of people (1,000-3,000) to confirm its effectiveness, monitor side effects, compare it to commonly used treatments, and collect information that will allow the experimental drug or treatment to be used safely.

TLI Phase 2/3 Clinical Trials

TLI supports Phase 2/3 research trials. Our outpatient unit has limited access areas, equipped with coded access locks and security cameras for all areas of the clinic: Research Administration, Research Records, Pharmacy, Laboratory, Exam Rooms, Monitor Room and Conference Room.

Phase 2/3  consists of fully equipped treatment rooms ready for liver biopsies, imaging services such as ultrasound and Fibroscan procedures, ECG, IV infusion, spirometry and other procedures, as well as onsite emergency equipment, oxygen, defibrillator, and stat kit 900.

TLI also has well-equipped exam rooms with computer access, locked storage, exam tables and all required clinical equipment to support most Phase 2/3 trial requirements.

Our research laboratory contains two -70 degree freezers that are locked and have automatic temperature monitoring with alarms linked to an emergency backup generator;

A blood drawing / processing area with locked storage and both ambient and refrigerated centrifuges.

All laboratory staff are IATA certified

If you’re interested in being considered for participation in a clinical trial, please visit our currently enrolling page to find out what clinical trials are being conducted at The Texas Liver Institute.