Clinical Trials - Wesley Research Institute
Wesley Research Institute

The Clinical Trials Centre at Wesley Research Institute has been managing trials since 1994. Clinical trials are a type of research involving human volunteers dedicated to offering new and emerging treatment options to patients with various illnesses and diseases.

About the Clinical Trials Centre

The purpose of a clinical trial is to evaluate new approaches in treating medical conditions or diseases under controlled conditions. This involves determining how well people respond to new treatments, what side effects there are, how well they are tolerated or whether the new intervention is better than those that are already available.

The conduct of high-quality clinical trials is not only essential in the development of new medicines and medical devices, but they are also necessary to find new uses for existing medicines.

The Clinical Trials Centre enables patient participation in national and international phase I-IV clinical trials with a focus on evaluating new therapies, drugs, and diagnostic tools to drive discoveries into standard clinical practice. 

Engaged across four hospitals – The Wesley Hospital, St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital, Buderim Private Hospital and St Stephen’s (Hervey Bay) – clinicians and patients located in both metropolitan and regional areas can participate.

Our patients are at the heart of all we do and that’s why Wesley Research Institute focuses on providing participants, researchers, and sponsors with a first-class, professional experience.  Our dedicated staff strive for a reputation of integrity and quality, delivering a warm, caring and inviting environment for all participants.

What clinical trials mean to participants

Clinical trials at Wesley Research Institute

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Tranexamic Acid (TXA) Dosing in Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty

Open for patient recruitment
The purpose of the study is to evaluate a product called Tranexamic Acid (TXA) and its best use in patients who are undergoing total knee replacement.
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Gluten Threshold Study

Open for patient recruitment
This study will compare small doses of gluten; Each participant is allocated either a dose of gluten or a placebo (which contains no gluten at all) through a process known as randomisation. The dose of gluten/placebo will be administered in a “gluten challenge”, which means that participants will ingest the gluten/placebo and then be observed for side effects.
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Contact Us

For more information or if you would like to discuss a new Clinical Trial please contact our team:


Phone:  07 3721 1500


Wesley Research Institute is swipe card access only and is located on the 8th Floor of the East Wing of The Wesley Hospital.

It offers the following facilities for clinical trials:

  • Four clinical consultation rooms
  • Pathology Laboratory (including 2x vaccine refrigerators with back to base alarms and 24/7 temperature monitoring)
  • Dedicated drug safe
  • Two Patient Observation Lounges
  • Treatment Room
  • 3 x -80˚C freezers
  • -20˚C freezer
  • Refrigerated centrifuge
  • 3 x ambient centrifuges
  • Secure document storage
  • Ample monitoring space
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