Meridian is conducting a clinical research study for infant formula. In the study, some infants may be eligible to receive an investigational milk-based formula. The purpose of this study is to research how infants grow and tolerate an experimental milk-based formula with oligosaccharides compared to a control milk-based formula. Human milk oligosaccharides are provided to infants through human milk, and are associated with health benefits.
Must be a newborn age 0 to 14 days when joining
Must have weighed at least 5 lbs. 8oz. at birth
Must have been a singleton from a full-term birth (gestational age 37 to 42 weeks)
Do not need insurance to join this study
For more information, complete the form on this page. After you submit your information, a Meridian enrollment specialist will call you to talk about the study. There is no obligation to join — you can decide if the study is right for your child.
You can also talk to a Meridian enrollment specialist about this study by calling (912) 623-2240.
Meridian Clinical Research
8040 Goodwood Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
After you submit your information, a Meridian enrollment specialist will contact you.
Participating in a study is an important decision — we’re here to help you before, during, and after studies.
Please note: Health insurance is NOT required to join.
Will my child benefit from this study?
Your child is not guaranteed to benefit from being in a clinical study. However, information gathered in this study may help uncover ways to improve health and nutrition for your child and others worldwide.
Is participation voluntary after I submit my information?
Yes. Participation in a study is entirely voluntary. In the informed consent process, you’ll learn about the product being studied, your child’s role in the trial, potential side effects, tests that will be performed, and the number of visits required. You will need to sign an informed consent form to join the study only after you fully understand your child’s role in the study.
Will my child get a physical exam?
If you join the study, your child will receive a physical exam. Your child may also receive specific exams or tests — the results of which may be shared with you.
Will I receive compensation?
While participation in a clinical study is voluntary, you may be reimbursed for your study-related travel and expenses. After you submit your information, a Meridian enrollment specialist will call you to talk about the study. Staff at the research clinic will discuss possible reimbursement with you.
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About Meridian Clinical Research
Founded in 1999, Meridian studies the safety and effectiveness of new medicines, devices, and treatments. Its mission is to enrich lives by providing quality, compassionate care to patients and unparalleled clinical research services.
Clinical studies help scientists develop life-changing medicines, but it starts with you — participation makes it all possible. For almost 20 years, thousands of patients have trusted Meridian because of our focus on creating a positive patient experience.