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    Get started on the volunteer process by registering your basic information with our database. This information is provided to help us determine your eligibility for current and future studies. We will not share or sell this info with any third party. 

    Thanks for your interest, you'll find the intake form here

  • Diagnosed with Liver Impairment?

    Prism Research has upcoming studies for individuals diagnosed with liver impairment.  These studies will help determine how an investigational drug is broken down and removed from the body in volunteers with various degrees of liver impairment when compared to volunteers with normal liver function.


    If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with liver impairment and are interested in being considered for these studies, please contact Dayna at 651-724-5047 or register with our database and we will call you. Financial compensation is provided for study participation time.

  • Study 1620: Male and Female Participants with Nasal Polyps

    Research Purpose: Study 1620 is designed to determine the safety and tolerability of an investigational drug being developed for the treatment of Chronic Rhinosinusitis with Nasal Polyps.


    Minimum Screening Qualifications:


    Men are allowed to participate


    Women may participate if they meet one of the following criteria: postmenopausal, hysterectomy and/or bilateral oophorectomy, medically confirmed ovarian failure, tubal ligation or bilateral salpingectomy.


    18-65 years

    Body Mass Index (BMI)

    Between 17.5 – 35.0 kg/m²

    Tobacco/Nicotine Use

    Must be willing to abstain from tobacco and/or nicotine containing products for 24 hours prior to dosing and during the clinic stay.

    Health History

    Must be healthy; with the exception of diagnosed nasal polyps and chronic rhinosinusitis.

    Restricted Medications

    All medications will be reviewed for inclusion prior to screening.


    Study Time Commitment: For participants who qualify based on screening evaluation, study participation will last for approximately 12 months.

    Clinic Stay

    • Participants will admit to Prism Clinical Research one-time for 2 overnights

    Clinic Visits

    • There are up to 13 follow-up clinical visits


    Compensation for participation time:   Up to $1,860                           

    For information regarding this study contact Dayna 651-724-5047 or daynas@prismresearchinc.com

  • Study 1700: Healthy Male and Female Participants

    Research Purpose: Study 1700 is designed to evaluate the absorption/elimination rate and safety/tolerability of an investigational drug being developed for the treatment of malignant diseases.

    Minimum Screening Qualifications:


    Men are allowed to participate


    Women who are not pregnant or breastfeeding are allowed to participate. 


    18-55 years

    Body Mass Index (BMI)

    Between 18-32 kg/m²

    Tobacco/Nicotine Use

    Must be non-smoking

    Health History

    Must be healthy; not being evaluated or treated for any medical conditions unless otherwise approved on a case by case basis by the study doctor

    Restricted Medications

    No required regular use of any prescription medications, non-prescription medications, vitamins, or herbal supplements.  (Exception:  Women can be using prescribed, hormonal birth control)

    Study Time Commitment: For participants who qualify based on screening evaluation, study participation will last for approximately 3.5 weeks.

    Inpatient Stay

    • Participants will be confined at Prism Clinical Research two separate times.
    • One clinic stay will last approximately 4 days (3 overnights)
    • The second Clinic stay will last approximately 5 days (4 overnights)

    Outpatient Visits

    • There is one outpatient visit following the final discharge from the clinic.


     Compensation for participation time:   Up to $1,975.00

    For information regarding this study contact Andy at 651.724.8399 or andyh@prismresearchinc.com

  • Study 1321: Healthy Male and Female Volunteers

    Study 1321: Healthy Participants

    Research Purpose:  Study 1321 is designed to evaluate an investigational drug being developed for the treatment of certain inflammatory disorders. The purpose of the study is to evaluate the absorption/elimination rate and safety/tolerability of the study drug.  

    Screening Qualifications: Participants must meet the following minimum criteria in order to qualify for a screening appointment:

    • Age 18-55 years
    • Body Mass Index (BMI) between 18-32 kg/m²
    • Must be healthy; not being evaluated or treated for any medical conditions.
    • Cannot take medications on a regular basis (Exception: women can be using a prescribed hormonal birth control)
    • No history of cancer (Exception: cured basal or squamous cell skin cancers)
    • No history of drug addiction or alcoholism 12 months prior to the screening appointment
    • No use of more than the equivalent of 5 cigarettes per week in the two months before the screening appointment.
    • Must be able and willing to refrain from use of tobacco or nicotine containing products one week before the study starts until the end of the study
    • Must be able and willing to eat/drink a study specific meal which includes pork, eggs, dairy, and gluten.

    Study Time Commitment: Study participation will last for approximately 3 ½ weeks.

    Inpatient stay

    Three short inpatient stays lasting approximately 72 hours (three overnights) each time. The inpatient stays will be separated by one week

    Outpatient Visit

    There will be one brief outpatient visit following the final inpatient stay.

    Compensation: up to $2550 for participation time 

    For information contact Dayna 651-724-5047 or email: daynas@prismresearchinc.com

Where hope, science & understanding meet.

From the aspirin on the shelves of your local drugstore, to the insulin prescribed by a doctor, to the pacemaker keeping someone’s heart on track – all have been subject to clinical trials, and integral part of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval process.

A critical step in an important process

Drugs and medical devices undergo years of laboratory testing before they reach the clinical trial phase. Researchers must acquire approval from the FDA for approval to continue research and testing in humans. Clinical trials are essential to measure the efficacy and safety of drugs before they are available for widespread use.

Changing lives, every day.

The impact of clinical trials are seen in our everyday lives, in the confidence with which we can take over-the-counter drugs – or in the life-saving benefits of a breakthrough medication for a victim of Leukemia.

Public Health and Safety

Prior to the development of the FDA’s rigorous and highly regulated method, consumers had to rely upon the anecdotal observation of physicians or spurious claims of pharmacists. In 1906, in order to protect public health and safety, the fledgling FDA passed the first regulatory drug act – the Pure Food and Drug Act.

In 1938, the enactment of the U.S. Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act subjected new drugs to pre-market safety evaluation for the first time, thus enabling FDA regulators to review both pre-clinical and clinical test results, giving them the authority to block the marketing of a new drug formally or delay it by requiring additional data.

Alongside the evolving standards of drug regulations, closer regulation of the clinical trial process. The resulting process today is designed to protect the safety of study participants, promote the development of lifesaving drugs, and keep public health and safety at the center of medical advancement. In the century since the first drug act, the research and medical community in cooperation with the FDA, have developed the foremost institutional authority for conducting and evaluating controlled clinical drug trials.

Doing the right thing

Know that you’ve done your part to help make important medications available to those who need them. If you have a friend or family member who relies on a medication to treat a chronic disease or illness, they have benefited from the work of a clinical trial, and a volunteer like you who gave their time and effort to aid in the approval process.

Fair compensation for your time

You’ll be compensated based on the time you spend as a study participant.

Medical exam & monitoring

As a study participant, you’ll likely receive a full medical examination and testing for a variety of conditions. In some cases volunteers might have access to treatments or medicines before they are available to the general population.

Changing lives, advancing science, furthering the reach of medicine.

Prism Clinical Research provides, FDA approved, investigational pharmaceutical and medical device testing services on behalf of drug and device manufacturers, academic and private physicians as well as other researchers across Minnesota.

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At Prism, we are committed to the advancement of medical knowledge and the health of our community. We have been conducting Phase I clinical trials since 2005, helping many important drugs reach FDA approval. Prism is a locally owned and operated, independent facility in the heart of the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area. 

Whether you are here because you are interested in participating in a clinical trial, or you’re searching for a trusted partner to conduct a study on your behalf, our hope is that you find the information you need and the confidence to take the next step. 

With your help, we can make a difference.

Learn what Prism Volunteers are saying:

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"I am VERY pleased with Prism Research. I enjoy the studies and the staff is always friendly and they all make you feel as comfortable as possible. The study compensation program is very good as well! Thank you."

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    “Concerned enough to ask questions. I enjoy visiting with the staff. I look forward to future studies and may qualify to participate in.”

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    “Overall you do a great job! Your staff is very friendly and accommodating. Your facility is very comfortable. Thanks!”

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    “Staff was courteous and well informed of the nature of the study and all of the requirements that went with it.”

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     “Overall my experiences at Prism have been very positive and directly linked to the Staff - their demeanor, humor and professional approach.”

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