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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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.
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.
We are engaged in aflatoxin pilot trials with the Peanut Company of Australia, and our joint venture company, pending financing, will soon make the scanner available for U.
A couple of very small pilot trials hint that vinpocetine may enhance the short-term memory of healthy volunteers,' says vinpocetine expert Bernd Wollschlaeger, a professor of family medicine at the University of Miami School of Medicine and a consultant to Pharmavite.
Doctors said two successful pilot trials in Manchester and south London where women had free access to emergency contraception should have been extended nationwide.