THOMASIANS can help in the production of cheap high-quality medicines in the country. How? Be a volunteer to the UST Bioavailability Unit.

In any experiment, specimens are needed to obtain results. In this case, the UST Bioavailability Unit requires volunteers who play a vital role in shaping the formulation of a drug especially in knowing the rate and extent of its absorption in the body and its concentration.

Enrico Lagdameo, Unit Manager of the UST Bioavailability Unit, said that only male volunteers are accepted.

But they have to qualify for the requirements. The male volunteers, who must be aged 18 to 45, must pass the different screening processes like blood chemistry, urinalysis, Electrocardiogram (ECG), HIV profile, Hepatitis profile, and blood sugar profile. These tests are free and conducted in the hospital.

When accepted as a volunteer research subject, many benefits are earned. Aside from knowing his health status, the volunteer gets a compensation of P1,500 a day as loss of work compensation and free food. The two-day tests are conducted during weekends. Volunteers will not get bored because they are confined in air-conditioned wards with television sets and VCRs.

Volunteers can be assured that the staff is made up of licensed doctors, nurses, medical technologists, and pharmacists.

Lagdameo encouraged Thomasians to participate in these trials, “We assure you it’s safe to be a volunteer and volunteers who have come back to us can prove it. Your assistance and time will eventually go back to you and your family in a way of better medicines.” Brix Gil M. Bayuga

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