Meridien Research is recruiting overweight and obese participants for a clinical research study investigating a product in capsule, Gelesis200.
If you would like to participate in a clinical research study testing the effect of Gelesis200, where you will receive dietary counselling for a weight loss, we would like to hear from you.
Gelesis200, administered in capsules, contains two natural food ingredients. The study is investigating if capsules containing Gelesis200 can promote your weight loss. The capsules should be ingested daily before breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
We are looking for overweight and obese women and men. In order to participate, you should at least fulfill the following criteria:
- Age: 22 – 65 years
- BMI between 27 and 40 kg/m2
- Weigh less than 120 kg (264 pounds)
- Generally healthy with the exception of overweight/obesity
You cannot participate in the study, if you for example:
- Have had obesity surgery
- Have an eating disorder
- Have a gastrointestinal disorder
- Are pregnant or lactating or planning pregnancy within the next 8 months
If you would like to participate, the study staff and doctor will take you through a screening process in order to assess if you fulfill all criteria for participating in the study.
The study will last up to 31 weeks and consist of 15 visits, to include physical examinations and blood samplings conducted at our research center. The study product should be ingested three times daily for 24 weeks. During the study, several questionnaires should be completed either during the visits or at home. You will receive capsules containing either Gelesis200 or inactive ingredient (placebo). The product you will receive during the study is assigned to you randomly (by chance, like the flip of a coin). Both you and the clinical personnel involved in the study will be blinded to the product you receive during the entire study.
All assessments, dietary counselling, and study products are free. You will receive any fee for your participation in the study and you may be reimbursed for your expenses related to the study, such as time and travel (there are different rules in different countries).
If you are interested in participating and would like to obtain more information about the study, you are welcome to contact us by phone at 941-756-8680 or complete the form below.