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80 Years since first double-blind clinical trial; Spotlight on leading Texas-based Ventavia Research Group

Clinical trials have been part of medicine since 1747, when Dr. James Lind began researching a treatment for scurvy. This year, 2023, commemorates the first double-blind clinical trial, which took place in the UK in 1943 in an effort to find treatment for the common cold. In this trial, neither the treating doctor not the patient knew if the patient was receiving the medication or a placebo. While the tested medication did not yield effective results at treating a cold, the trial set the stage for future double-blind clinical trials.

The purpose of clinical trials is to ensure the safety and efficacy of new treatments before they are introduced to the market, such as drugs, dietary supplements, and vaccines. Ventavia Research Group (VRG) was founded in 2013, and is a prominent company that conducts clinical trials in the areas of maternal medicine, senior health, pediatrics and healthy patient trials. They are currently running clinical trials for RSV vaccines for seniors, pediatrics, and pregnant women. Ventavia Research Group is the largest privately-owned Texas-based clinical research company, with branches in 9 cities across Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston. They have a team comprised of physicians, certified clinical research coordinators and recruitment specialists. The Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce awarded Ventavia Research Group the Small Business of the Year award in 2016, and they are nominated for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Dream Big Awards for Best Women-Owned Business.

As of late March 2022, Ventavia Research Group is conducting RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus) vaccine trials for seniors, pregnant women, and pediatrics. As RSV is a leading cause of pneumonia and bronchiolitis in children under 12 months old, as well as posing a risk to adults over 65 or with weakened immune systems, an RSV vaccine would protect the most vulnerable in the population.

Businesses Adopting Sustainability Model in 2023

A recent report from Aflac shows that 77% of 2023 consumers are more willing to buy from a company with a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) pledge. In 2023, businesses are incorporating sustainability into their models. Adopting a sustainable approach, though, may require large overhauls to the company’s operations. Top organizations are recognizing the importance of… Continue Reading

CoinCorner Partners with Bitnob, Pouch, Enabling Cross-border Transfer of Funds

CoinCorner has recently announced two new partnerships: Bitnob and Pouch. Their partnership with Bitnob enables users in the UK and Europe to transfer funds, either starting with British pound (GBP) or Euro (EUR) to Nigeria, Kenya and Ghana instantly and for free. CoinCorner’s partnership with Pouch enables users to transfer funds, either of GBP or… Continue Reading

Food & Drink Looking Good for 2023

A recent study by Marcum LLP indicates that over two-thirds of executives in the food and beverage industry maintain a positive outlook for 2023. Executives in food manufacturers, eateries, distributors, retailers, and agriculturists were asked about the various issues facing their work and businesses. With close to 70% of respondents pointing to an increase in… Continue Reading

Moxion Power Batteries are on Set

Close to half of the carbon emissions of any movie are produced by the fuel used to power generators and transportation needs, according to the Sustainable Production Alliance. That is why movie sets are going green with cleaner energy batteries. Moxion Power technologies are replacing diesel generators on sets film and TV sets for creators… Continue Reading

Neil Cole on the Difference Between Brand and Label

Neil Cole transformed the business world for more than four decades. As a trailblazing branding executive, he revolutionized the licensing industry and reconceptualized how retail and brands target an audience. As part of his branding innovation, Neil Cole founded Iconix, a company specializing in brand management with licensing rights to top names in fashion and… Continue Reading

Digital Markets Act is E.U.’s Attempt to Limit Big Tech

Digital Markets Act is E.U.’s Attempt to Limit Big Tech

The Digital Markets Act is the European Union’s most far-reaching piece of legislation since it passed its strict privacy laws in 2018. The law tackles the power of the leading tech companies and redefines the way app stores, digital marketing, online retail, and messaging platforms operate. The legislation is designed to stop the biggest tech… Continue Reading