pilot trials

pilot trials

preliminary trial using a small number of animals to obtain general information without necessarily achieving statistical significance.
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Finally, the firm added that its product portfolio and level of interest in biomarker services continues to expand this year, as a result from the transition to large programmes from pilot trials.
Businesses across Wales are being invited to nominate senior chefs, who have at least five years' practical experience, to take part in the pilot trials starting in September.
pseudolites, EGNOS re-transmission and cellular network techniques -Set up urban pilot trials of key road transport applications -Assess potential impacts and benefits of Galileo advantages for pilot users.
In 2009, Nimbic Systems received funding from the National Science Foundation to conduct ABS pilot trials, with the goal of determining the degree to which localized, directed HEPA air flow generated by the ABS reduced the amount of airborne particulates and colony-forming bacteria in the surgical field and wound during total hip arthroplasty.
The move follows successful pilot trials to test the technology.
THE contraceptive pill will be given out by pharmacists without the need for GP prescriptions in pilot trials starting next year.
Swisscom said installations have been deployed in the first of the 20 households taking part in the pilot trials, which have commenced in conjunction with Boltigen and the Swiss Association for Mountain Regions.
After preliminary pilot trials showed that taking Avonex plus Copaxone is safe, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) began a multi-million dollar trial last year to get solid answers about effectiveness.
Several successful pilot trials at Metso Paper's Surface Treatment Technology Center in Jarvenpaa, Finland, convinced an unnamed customer to select OptiSpray coating station technology.
Initial Phase II trials (sometimes called, IIa) are pilot trials to determine dose range.
According to Axpo, the goal of the two-year pilot trials is to gain "near-practice operating experience.
Pilot trials for human patients will begin within 3 years and will take another 3 years to complete, the scientists estimated.