Infectious Diseases

Westat promptly navigates the complexities of clinical trials by anticipating challenges and mitigating risks to help your innovations slow the spread of disease.

Infectious diseases have plagued humankind throughout history and are a major cause of death worldwide, particularly among underserved populations. A modern-day example is the most recent SARS-CoV-2 global COVID pandemic that began in 2020. Westat readily supports biopharmaceutical companies working diligently to develop and market vaccines and treatments to curtail the spread of transmissible diseases.

The Westat Way

Westat’s Commercial Life Sciences team is spearheading innovative clinical trials for infectious diseases with biopharmaceutical collaborations by designing, managing, monitoring, and implementing all phases of clinical trials. We have the capabilities, facilities, and talent to conduct clinical research across the many spectrums of infectious disease. We follow the evolution of clinical trial protocols, manage supplies, support patient access to health facilities, respond quickly to changes in client priorities, and follow mandated guidance from regulatory agencies around the globe. Our experienced and highly capable data scientists and statisticians ensure quality, credible data that aids in decision making every step of the way.

Groundbreaking Work to Reduce Disease Transmission

Westat has expertise with research associated with the viruses and bacteria that cause some of the most common infectious diseases of our time. We have supported ground-breaking FDA approved HIV studies to reduce the mother-to-child transmission of HIV, a second line treatment for HIV, and gene therapy for a congenital eye condition.

Expediting an Urgent Sub-study for COVID-19 Treatment

During the global pandemic of 2020, Westat pivoted with urgency to help leverage existing infrastructure from an ongoing influenza study toward a sub-study for a COVID-19 treatment. Despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, our experts successfully implemented remote site monitoring and new safety procedures.

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Clinical Data Manager