The Need for Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Vaccine Research
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is the most common infectious cause of birth defects in the U.S. Congenital CMV does not usually cause illness or symptoms in babies, but about 1 out of 5 babies with congenital CMV will experience symptoms or long-term health problems. CMV infection in utero can seriously impact development of a fetus, resulting in hearing loss, developmental and motor delay, vision loss, microcephaly (small head), or seizures. When a pregnant woman is infected with CMV during pregnancy, the virus van pass through the placenta and infect the baby during pregnancy.
There are currently no approved CMV vaccines. However, some promising CMV vaccine candidates are in clinical trials. A safe and effective vaccine could reduce the number of birth defects in newborns and mono hospitalizations by preventing a significant number of infections.
Meridian has supported vaccine studies for more than a decade, and frequently conducts CMV vaccine studies for children, adults, and even pregnant women.
How to Participate in a CMV Vaccine Trial
Meridian has research sites nationwide that are conducting research studies in a wide range of therapeutic areas. New studies are added every week. You can help fight CMV by joining a study at Meridian.
The best way to find out which CMV studies are currently enrolling patients in your community and determine your eligibility is to complete the form on this page or call Meridian to speak with an enrollment specialist.
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CMV Research Study Locations
Select the city nearest to you to submit your information and receive a call from a Meridian enrollment specialist. Together, we'll review studies that might be right for you and answer any questions you may have.
Savannah: Meridian Clinical Research, 340 Eisenhower Dr #1200, Savannah, GA 31406
Sioux City: Meridian Clinical Research, 4802 Sunnybrook Dr., Sioux City, IA 51106
Baton Rouge: Meridian Clinical Research, 7912 Summa Ave., Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Yes. Participation in a study is entirely voluntary. In the informed consent process, you’ll learn about the product being studied, your 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 role in the study.
While participation in a clinical study is voluntary, you may be reimbursed for study-related time. 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.