Patients are participating in respiratory research around the world

We currently have a number of clinical trials and research studies seeking patients managing various types of respiratory conditions. We can help find trials and research studies near you and may help you to get access to those opportunities.

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Respiratory clinical trials and research studies

What is the respiratory system and respiratory conditions?

The respiratory system is the network of organs and tissues that help take up oxygen from air and remove unwanted carbon dioxide from the blood. Cells need oxygen to survive and function, and produce carbon dioxide as a waste product. The respiratory system mediates this exchange of gases. The main organ of the respiratory system is the lungs. Other respiratory organs include the nose, the trachea and the breathing muscles such as the diaphragm. In addition to facilitating inhalation and exhalation, the respiratory system enables us to talk and to smell, and protects our airways from harmful substances and irritants.

There are many conditions, disorders and diseases that can affect the respiratory system. They can be immune-related, such as asthma, hay fever and bronchitis; caused by infections, such influenza, pneumonia and COVID-19; have a genetic component, such as cystic fibrosis and cancer; or be related to damage caused by certain pollutants, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Where is respiratory research now?

Understanding how many of these respiratory conditions, disorders and diseases develop, and how to manage and treat them with drugs or medical devices, are major areas of medical research today. For many immune-related conditions, scientists are working to unravel the exact role of the immune system and how to harness that knowledge to alleviate symptoms in patients. For diseases caused by infections, research is looking to understand the underlying pathogens and to develop better drugs and vaccines to reduce the severity of disease. At the frontier of research, scientists are exploring using stem cells to reverse lung damage and restore function.

How can I get involved in respiratory research?

Participating in respiratory research and clinical trials may be a way to access the latest treatments and medical devices, or it may help pave the way in developing new therapies that will benefit others.There are a large number of clinical trials and research studies undertaken around the world each year to understand and treat different kinds of respiratory conditions, disorders and diseases.

Participants participated for respiratory trials around the world

Opin’s direct-to-patient approach can reduce participant timelines to weeks, not months.

Number of Participants

required for trials.

* out of total trials participating

Respiratory clinical trials and research studies around the world

497 trials

Phase 1

745 trials

Phase 2

319 trials

Phase 3

175 trials

Phase 4

3,133 trials


Leading areas of respiratory research

Types of respiratory