Panthera looking for local volunteers to take part in clinical studies

Date published: 13 July 2021

Panthera BioPartners, an experienced clinical research company which recruits patients for and runs clinical trials, is currently looking for volunteers to take part in clinical studies at its purpose built clinical trial site in Rochdale.

Panthera undertakes clinical trials investigating potential new treatments in various health conditions, which currently include Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and Cardiovascular Disease.


Panthera’s COPD clinical trials involve the assessment of potential new medicines for the treatment of COPD and Chronic Bronchitis. The clinical trials will be looking into the effectiveness of potential new medications in treating COPD such as reducing ‘flare-ups’ and airway symptoms. Volunteers will receive a lung function assessment to assess eligibility for the trials.

Panthera’s COPD clinical trials require volunteers who are:

  • Aged over 40
  • Have been diagnosed with COPD or Chronic Bronchitis and are taking regular medication to control symptoms

Cardiovascular Disease

These clinical trials involve the assessment of potential new medicines aimed at reducing the occurrence, or worsening, of Cardiovascular problems in the future for people who have suffered cardiovascular events, such as a Heart Attack, Stroke or Peripheral Vascular Disease. Volunteers will receive a blood cholesterol check.




Panthera’s Cardiovascular clinical trials require volunteers who are:

  • Aged 18 to 80 years old
  • Have suffered a heart attack or stroke, or have been diagnosed with Peripheral Vascular Disease



Panthera’s CEO, Stuart Young said: “It’s a pleasure to be able to bring clinical research opportunities to people in Manchester. Clinical trials are essential to continue to enhance medical science for our future generations. Our state of the art clinic in Rochdale is a great place for patients to take part.”

The reasons people choose to participate in a clinical trial are varied. For some it is a desire to improve their own health. Others have been touched by a particular condition and want to do something to advance medical understanding in this space. Regardless of the motivation volunteers are under no obligation to participate and if they change their mind they are free to stop at any time.

Throughout the duration of the trial a participant’s health is monitored carefully using a series of pre-defined tests and procedures. Their GP is kept informed and they will be provided with detailed information so they can discuss participation with their friends and family.

Panthera has a strict Covid-19 protocol in place to minimise the risk of infection to its patients, volunteers, and staff. All Panthera trial participants will be kept separate from other patients wherever possible. Details of this will be explained to volunteers in more detail if they choose to take part.

If you are interested in finding out more about the clinical trials mentioned above, or others that Panthera is currently running at its clinic in Rochdale, please contact the team, quote ‘Press Ad – ROL’ on:

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