​Clinical Trials Unit

​Exploring New Horizons for Tomorrow's Cures

Pakistan, the sixth most populous country in the world, ha​​s a disease burden higher than the average in the South Asia region. This underlines the need to come up with innovative and effective diagnostic, preventive and curative regimens specifically designed for the local population.

​Clinical trials are considered a necessity for tomorrow’s cures. University hospitals are fast establishing units to streamline, govern and promote their clinical trial activities. In Pakistan too, ​major global agencies, independent research units and pharmaceuticals have actively initiated and participated in multi-national, multi-centric clinical trials, particularly as technology has helped bridge communication needs.

So far 44 multidisciplinary clinical studies have commenced at the Aga Khan University and an equal number expected to begin in the coming years.

To cater to the changing needs and global trends, in 2011, the Aga Khan University opened  doors to the Clinical Trials Unit — a state-of-the-art facility that offers a full spectrum of core and supporting administrative services to local researchers as well as global organisations.​​​


 

COVID​-19 Vaccine Clinical Trial​

Efforts are underway around the world to develop a safe and effective vaccine to protect people against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. AKU is looking for potential volunteers who are willing to take part in a clinical trial of the CanSino COVID-19 vaccine.

If you are interested in participating, please fill this short online form. It will help the research team determine if you are a suitable candidate.

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Message​ From the President
In 2011, the University opened the Clinical Trials Unit – a centralised state-of-the-art facility. The Unit has since made its presence felt with its Good Clinical Practice-compliant standards and its spectrum of services.
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The Aga Khan University

Stadium Road, ​P. O. Box 350​0

Karachi 7480​0, Pakistan​

T: +92 21 3486 2307, 3486 2330​​​​​​​​​​

E: ctu@aku.edu​​​​​