Austin

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Our studies change frequently and new studies start all the time. Join our database to stay informed of new studies as they start. We will contact you.

To find out more information about our Austin location, please call (512) 388-5717.

Knee Pain (Osteoarthritis)

Age: 40-80

Diagnosis of Osteoarthritis

Significant Pain in Knee or Hip

Got knee pain? If you are between the ages of 40-80 and suffer from the painful symptoms of Osteoarthritis of the knee, you may qualify for a research study! Study-related X-rays, lab work, office visits, and medication provided at no cost. Call Tekton at (512) 388-5717 or Click to Register and to see if you qualify to screen!

Migraine

Age: 18+

For Participants
– Compensation up to $800

Are Migraines controlling your life? If you are one of the 45 million Americans that suffer from migraines/ headaches and you are between the ages of 18-65, call us at (512) 388-5717  or Click to Register and find out if you qualify for a screening visit!

CMV Vaccine (for Females)

CMV, or Cytomegalovirus, is spread from one person to the next by contact with bodily fluids like saliva and breast milk. Nearly half of all American women may have CMV and most are unaware.
Tekton Research is recruiting healthy females between the ages of 18-35 who are in frequent contact with children under the age of 5. This includes new mothers as well as day care workers and nannies. Call Tekton at (512) 388-5717 or Click to Register and to see if you qualify to screen!

Flu Vaccines

Age: 65+

Tekton Research and Dr. Paul Pickrell are recruiting volunteers for investigational vaccine studies against flu viruses for ages 65+. Participants are compensated for completed study visits. No insurance is required and all patient and study related care will be provided at no cost. Contact us to learn more at  (512) 388-5717 or sign up to receive a call from our friendly support staff.

Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

A urinary tract infection, or UTI, is one of those really uncomfortable problems you simply can’t ignore. When you have a UTI, it can be painful to pee. Left untreated, serious complications can occur. We asked doctors to tell us why women are at greater risk of getting these infections and how someone would know if she has one. Plus, we got the latest scoop on UTI treatments and prevention strategies.

Contact us to learn more at 512-388-5717.

Itchy Skin - Pruritis

Unless you happen to be a medical student or have studied medical terminology, the term “pruritus” is almost certainly unfamiliar. It describes no rare disease but rather a common minor medical issue – itchiness. Someone who has ever had severe itchiness might find it hard to believe that anyone would go to the doctor with such a complaint, but sometimes it might be a symptom of a more serious problem. It could also reach a point where it disrupts this person’s normal lifestyle beyond an acceptable point, for example, it could become very hard to get a good night’s sleep.

Contact us to learn more at 512-388-5717.

Giant Cell Arteritits

Giant cell arteritis is an inflammation of the lining of your arteries. Most often, it affects the arteries in your head, especially those in your temples. For this reason, giant cell arteritis is sometimes called temporal arteritis.

Giant cell arteritis frequently causes headaches, scalp tenderness, jaw pain and vision problems. Untreated, it can lead to blindness.

Prompt treatment with corticosteroid medications usually relieves symptoms of giant cell arteritis and might prevent loss of vision. You’ll likely begin to feel better within days of starting treatment. But even with treatment, relapses are common.

Contact us to learn more at 512-388-5717.

Anthrax Vaccine

Anthrax is a serious disease that can affect both animals and humans. It is caused by bacteria called Bacillus anthracis. People can get anthrax from contact with infected animals, wool, meat, or hides.

Contact us to learn more at 512-388-5717.

Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)

Age: 12+

Study participants must be 12 or older and have eczema with itchiness.

Compensation up to $450 for time and travel.

Study participants will receive office visits, study medication, and lab testing at no cost. Enrolled participants will be compensated up to $450 for time and travel.

Do you suffer symptoms of Eczema or Atopic Dermatitis, like itchy, red, irritated skin?  If so, call us at (512) 388-5717 to see if you qualify to screen for a research study or Click to Register online.

Psoriasis

Tekton Research, Inc. in Austin is looking for adults who have moderate to severe psoriasis to participate in a research study. In order to qualify you must:

  • be an adult
  • have moderate to severe psoriasis – raised, red patches covered with a silvery white buildup of dead skin cells or scale

Qualified participants will receive at no cost:

  • study visits and care
  • investigational oral study medication.

Compensation may be provided for your time and health insurance is not needed. Call Tekton at (512) 388-5717 or Click to Register and to see if you qualify to screen!

Pneumonia Vaccines

Ages: 60+

Dr. Pickrell and Tekton Research are seeking volunteers for upcoming vaccine studies for indications like Pneumonia. Qualified participants will receive study related care and investigational vaccine at no cost. Compensation is provided for completed study visits. No insurance is required.

Contact us to learn more at 512-388-5717.

Healthy Volunteer

Age: 18+

Overall healthy

Compensation up to $1000

Maternal RSV Vaccine

The Maternal RSV Vaccine Study aims to determine whether an RSV vaccine given to pregnant women during the third trimester can protect newborn babies from RSV infections.

Similar clinical studies have given investigational vaccines to pregnant women and have been proven to protect newborn babies against tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough) and influenza.

To help determine if the vaccine is effective against RSV some pregnant women will receive the RSV vaccine and others will receive a placebo vaccine.

Contact us to learn more at 512-388-5717.

Adhesive Capulitis

Adhesive capsulitis (also known as frozen shoulder) is a painful and disabling disorder of unclear cause in which the  shoulder capsule, the connective tissue surrounding the glenohumeral joint of the shoulder, becomes inflamed and stiff, greatly restricting motion and causing chronic pain. Pain is usually constant, worse at night, and with cold weather. Certain movements or bumps can provoke episodes of tremendous pain and cramping. The condition is thought to be caused by injury or trauma to the area and may have an autoimmune component.

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Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system – which normally protects its health by attacking foreign substances like bacteria and viruses – mistakenly attacks the joints. This creates inflammation that causes the tissue that lines the inside of joints (the synovium) to thicken, resulting in swelling and pain in and around the joints. The synovium makes a fluid that lubricates joints and helps them move smoothly.

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Sarcopenia

Sarcopenia, also known as muscle loss, is a common condition that affects 10% of adults who are over 50 years old.

While it can decrease life expectancy and quality of life, there are actions you can take to prevent and even reverse the condition.

Although some of the causes of sarcopenia are a natural consequence of aging, others are preventable. In fact, a healthy diet and regular exercise can reverse sarcopenia, increasing lifespan and quality of life.

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Hair Loss (Alopecia Areata)

Age: 18+

Overall healthy

Compensation provided

“Alopecia Areata is a disease that causes hair to fall out in small patches. It develops when the immune system attacks the hair follicles, resulting in hair loss. Sudden hair loss may occur on the scalp and other parts of the body.” Tekton Research is now recruiting individuals 18+ for a study for a topical medication treating Alopecia Areata. Qualified participants will receive study-related topical medication at no cost. Compensation is provided for completed study visits. No insurance is required.

Psoriatic Arthritis

Psoriatic Arthritis is a medical problem that affects some individuals who have psoriasis. In addition to skin irritation, symptoms include joint pain, joint stiffness, and swelling – and it may affect any part of your body from the fingertips to your spine.

Tekton Research is recruiting adults who have Psoriatic Arthritis. Call Tekton at (512) 388-5717 or Click to Register and to see if you qualify to screen!

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, or SLE, is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects over a million Americans. SLE causes symptoms like Fatigue, Joint Pain, and Rashes on the Face. More than 90% of SLE cases occur in females.

Tekton Research is recruiting adults who have SLE. Call Tekton at (512) 388-5717 or Click to Register and to see if you qualify to screen!

RSV Vaccines

Age: 65+

Dr. Pickrell and Tekton Research are seeking volunteers for upcoming vaccine studies like RSV. Qualified participants will receive study related care and investigational vaccine at no cost. Compensation is provided for completed study visits. No insurance is required.

Contact us to learn more at 512-388-5717.

Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) causes you to get painful bumps under your skin in the hair roots near some of your sweat glands. There’s no cure, but treatments and lifestyle changes can bring some relief and cut down on flare-ups.

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Vasomotor Syndrom

Hormonal changes associated with menopause cause several symptoms. Hot flashes, flushing, and night sweats are known as vasomotor symptoms. … ‘Vasomotor‘ refers to the ‘vasomotor center,’ the part of the brain that manages blood pressure. Hormonal changes lead to vasomotor symptoms in menopause.

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Episodic Migraine

Episodic migraine is the other migraine sub-type, which is defined as less than 15 headache days per month.

Contact us to learn more at 512-388-5717.

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Have you visited our Facebook page yet? If not, we encourage you to do so. New studies start every month and Facebook is a great way to stay connected with our team and receive information about new studies start in Austin. Like our page and be the first to know about new studies in your area:

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Additional References

Paul Pickrell, M.D.

Dr. Blakely Richardson

Dr. Melissa Guzman Winn