Human milk oligosaccharides (HMO) are a group of bioactive carbohydrates found in human breast milk. Emerging research suggests that HMOs could benefit immune functions, gut health, and cognition. HMO consumption has also been associated with fewer respiratory and gastrointestinal illnesses in breastfed infants.
How to Participate in an Infant Formula Research 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 by joining a study at Meridian.
Beyond helping advance medicine, you may also:
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The best way to find out which infant formula research studies are currently enrolling patients in your community and determine your child's eligibility is to complete the form on this page or call Meridian to speak with an enrollment specialist.
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Infant Formula 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.
Macon: Meridian Clinical Research (Pediatrics), 5300 Bowman Rd., Macon, GA 31210
Sioux City: Meridian Clinical Research, 4802 Sunnybrook Dr., Sioux City, IA 51106
Baton Rouge: Meridian Clinical Research (Pediatrics), 8040 Goodwood Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Grand Island: Meridian Clinical Research, 3537 West 13th St., Ste. 100, Grand Island, NE 68803
Hastings: Meridian Clinical Research (Pediatrics), 2115 N. Kansas Ave., Suite 102, Hastings, NE 68901
Norfolk: Meridian Clinical Research, 1410 N 13th St, Suite 5, Norfolk, NE 68701
Lincoln: Meridian Clinical Research, 4600 Valley Rd., Lincoln, NE 68510
Binghamton: Meridian Clinical Research, 1290 Upper Front Street, Binghamton, NY 13901
Endwell: Meridian Clinical Research, 415 Hooper Road, Endwell, NY 13760
Johnson City: Meridian Clinical Research, 355 Main Street, Johnson City, NY 13790
Charleston: Meridian Clinical Research (Pediatrics), 1871 Savage Road, Charleston, SC 29407
Portsmouth: Meridian Clinical Research, 3235 Academy Ave., Suite 101, Portsmouth, VA 23703
Washington, DC: Meridian Clinical Research (Pediatrics), 4850 Massachusetts Ave NW, 2nd Floor, Washington, DC 20016
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.