The path to bring a promising cure from a laboratory to a medical treatment we can access in a clinic or hospital takes several years and is in several stages:
- Basic research
- Preclinical research
- Clinical research and clinical trials
- Approval for use by regulators and government authorities
Further information about this process can be found in the resource:
The development of all medical treatments requires clinical trials. This stage of medical research must be undertaken to ensure the treatment is safe for use on humans.