At QPS Netherlands (QPS-NL), we have expanded our early stage clinical research capabilities in 2012 to include respiratory clinical trials. To this end, QPS-NL is collaborating with Dr. Zuzana Diamant, research pulmonologist and clinical pharmacologist. Professor Diamant has over 20 years of experience in clinical respiratory trials, with a focus on phases 0, I and II proof-of-concept studies in respiratory allergy, asthma and COPD.
Zuzana Diamant is Guest Professor at Skane University, Lund, Sweden; collaborating scientist at University Medical Centre Groningen, Dept. of General Practice; and a member of several international scientific networks including the ATS/ERS taskforce for bronchoprovocation testing (allergen challenge) and two editorial boards.
Together with our dedicated research physician and epidemiologist Dr. Tjeert Mensinga, our well-trained research team, and onsite laboratory biomarker facilities, this collaboration now enables us to perform consultancy services. These include study design, study set up and the conduct of respiratory POC-studies combining clinical disease models (e.g. inhaled and nasal allergen and LPS challenges) with non-invasive airway samplings (e.g. nasal lavage, nasal brushings, sputum analysis, exhaled airway analysis) to test targeted therapies.