Clinical Trials - Wesley Research Institute
Wesley Research Institute

The Clinical Trials Centre at Wesley Research Institute has been managing trials since 1994. Clinical trials are a type of research involving human volunteers dedicated to offering new and emerging treatment options to patients with various illnesses and diseases.

About the Clinical Trials Centre

The purpose of a clinical trial is to evaluate new approaches in treating medical conditions or diseases under controlled conditions. This involves determining how well people respond to new treatments, what side effects there are, how well they are tolerated or whether the new intervention is better than those that are already available.

The conduct of high-quality clinical trials is not only essential in the development of new medicines and medical devices, but they are also necessary to find new uses for existing medicines.

The Clinical Trials Centre enables patient participation in national and international phase I-IV clinical trials with a focus on evaluating new therapies, drugs, and diagnostic tools to drive discoveries into standard clinical practice. 

Engaged across four hospitals – The Wesley Hospital, St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital, Buderim Private Hospital and St Stephen’s (Hervey Bay) – clinicians and patients located in both metropolitan and regional areas can participate.

Our patients are at the heart of all we do and that’s why Wesley Research Institute focuses on providing participants, researchers, and sponsors with a first-class, professional experience.  Our dedicated staff strive for a reputation of integrity and quality, delivering a warm, caring and inviting environment for all participants.

What clinical trials mean to participants

Clinical trials at Wesley Research Institute


Open for patient recruitment
The research project is to evaluate the safety, effectiveness, immune response and blood levels of a single subcutaneous (SC) dose of DONQ52, an investigational product, versus a placebo for use in the treatment of Coeliac Disease.

Determining which draining method is best for Pleural effusion

Open for patient recruitment
This one year research project aims to compare two commonly used methods of draining the effusion to determine which one is best.

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Open for patient recruitment
A phase IIb, double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled trial to evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of ZED1227 in celiac disease subjects experiencing symptoms despite gluten-free diet

Skin Cancer

Open for patient recruitment
This project aims to find new biomarkers for immunotherapy in patients with melanoma.

Testing treatments to improve symptoms of Myositis

Open for patient recruitment
Myositis is a disorder in which the immune system attacks the muscles. It is hoped that this new treatment may help improve the symptoms of this disease.

Topas Therapeutics GmbH Study

Open for patient recruitment
A double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled, phase 2a study  to evaluate the safety, tolerability, and pharmacodynamic (PD) effects of two infusions of escalating doses of TPM502 in adults diagnosed with Coeliac Disease (CeD).
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Tranexamic Acid (TXA) Dosing in Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty

Open for patient recruitment
The purpose of the study is to evaluate a product called Tranexamic Acid (TXA) and its best use in patients who are undergoing total knee replacement.

Encompass Study

Open for patient recruitment
A Prospective, Single-arm, Multicenter Feasibility Trial to Evaluate the Safety and Performance of the F2 Filter and Delivery System Used for Embolic Protection during Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement

Alliance X4

Open for patient recruitment
Safety and Effectiveness of Balloon-Expandable Bioprosthetic SAPIEN X4 Transcatheter Heart Valve
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Ataxia-Telangiectasia (AT) Study

Closed for patient recruitment
Ataxia-Telangiectasia (A-T) is a rare genetic disorder with an incidence of approximately three in one million births. Patients with A-T often end up in a wheelchair by the age of ten and have a life expectancy of 25 years. Approximately 40 children in Australia currently have A-T.
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Dental Enamel Defects Study

Closed for patient recruitment
Evaluating the prevalence of Coeliac Disease in children with Developmental Defects of Enamel.
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Gluten Threshold Study

Closed for patient recruitment
This study will compare small doses of gluten; Each participant is allocated either a dose of gluten or a placebo (which contains no gluten at all) through a process known as randomisation. The dose of gluten/placebo will be administered in a “gluten challenge”, which means that participants will ingest the gluten/placebo and then be observed for side effects.

WHIM Study

Closed for patient recruitment
A Phase 3, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Multicenter Study of Mavorixafor in Patients with WHIM Syndrome with Open-Label Extension (4WHIM)

TEVA Study

Closed for patient recruitment
A single-dose phase 1b, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study to characterise the safety and tolerability of TEV-53408 administered subcutaneously in adults with Coeliac Disease 

MT7117 Study

Closed for patient recruitment
This study is testing a potential new treatment for EPP or XLP that increases melanin in the skin, which protects you from sunlight.
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Contact Us

For more information or if you would like to discuss a new Clinical Trial please contact our team:


Phone:  07 3721 1500


Wesley Research Institute is swipe card access only and is located on the 8th Floor of the East Wing of The Wesley Hospital.

It offers the following facilities for clinical trials:

  • Four clinical consultation rooms
  • Pathology Laboratory (including 2x vaccine refrigerators with back to base alarms and 24/7 temperature monitoring)
  • Dedicated drug safe
  • Two Patient Observation Lounges
  • Treatment Room
  • 3 x -80˚C freezers
  • -20˚C freezer
  • Refrigerated centrifuge
  • 3 x ambient centrifuges
  • Secure document storage
  • Ample monitoring space
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