Early Stage Clinical

New Respiratory Research Unit at QPS Netherlands

At QPS Netherlands (QPS-NL), we have recently expanded our early stage clinical research capabilities to include respiratory clinical trials. To this end, QPS-NL is collaborating with Dr. Zuzana Diamant, research pulmonologist and clinical pharmacologist. Professor Diamant has over 20 years of experience in clinical respiratory trials, with a focus on phases 0, I and II proof-of-concept studies in respiratory allergy, asthma and COPD.


Zuzana Diamant is Guest Professor at Skane University, Lund, Sweden; collaborating scientist at University Medical Centre Groningen, Dept. of General Practice; and a member of several international scientific networks including the ATS/ERS taskforce for bronchoprovocation testing (allergen challenge) and two editorial boards.

Together with our dedicated research physician and epidemiologist Dr. Tjeert Mensinga, our well-trained research team, and onsite laboratory biomarker facilities, this collaboration now enables us to perform consultancy services. These include study design, study set up and the conduct of respiratory POC-studies combining clinical disease models (e.g.inhaled and nasal allergen and LPS challenges) with non-invasive airway samplings (e.g. nasal lavage, nasal brushings, sputum analysis, exhaled airway analysis) to test targeted therapies.

Current and Ongoing Respiratory Studies at QPS-NL

Presently, we are working on a phase II study of allergen-specific immunotherapy in the presence of a nasal allergen challenge. In the third quarter of 2012 we plan to begin an inhaled LPS biomarker study in healthy volunteers.


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Should you be interested in our Respiratory capabilities, please contact Professor Zuzana Diamant at zuzana.diamant@qps.com for promotional materials or for tailored updates about our respiratory center’s capabilities.

Missed us at the ATS? Meet us at the EAACI and/or ERS! Please contact Edwin van Vulpen at edwin.van.vulpen@qps.com

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