To their biggest surprise, they found that most of the time, clinical trial participants did not get paid fairly for their time and effort.
Both friends realized that the lack of fair compensation was the main reason for the clinical trial volunteer shortage.
In response, they created Trialgig, a web-based platform that allows trial volunteers to set their expected compensation and be matched with trials willing to pay participants fairly.
The Trialgig story begins over three years ago when two friends working for an advertising agency in San Francisco realized that pharmaceutical companies were struggling to find volunteers to participate in their clinical trials.
They started to analyze the reasons behind this shortage of trial volunteers.