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ALIENTO study in COPD - Recruiting Now

If you suffer from COPD you might qualify to participate in one of our research studies.

The New Zealand Respiratory and Sleep Institute (NZRSI) is looking for volunteers to take part in a research study exploring a potential new treatment for moderate to severe COPD.

You may qualify to participate in this study if you:

  • Are 40 years of age or older
  • Are a current or former smoker living with COPD
  • have been prescribed a combination of inhalers to use every day
  • Have had two or more ‘flare-ups’ of your COPD symptoms in the last year that required treatment.

Participants will:

  • Receive the study drug or placebo, during the 52-week treatment period (as an ‘add on’ to your regular medication)
  • Attend regular appointments to see our study team
  • Be reimbursed for reasonable study related travel expenses.

Contact us today for more information and to find out if you may be eligible, or to be a part.

Phone us on 09 638 5255 ext 212 or email us at

MATINEE clinical study – Recruiting Now

Consider enrolling in a local clinical study for another option. The MATINEE clinical research study is testing an investigational medication in people with advanced COPD. Researchers want to learn if it may help decrease the rate of symptom ‘flare-ups’ that these patients have.

Do you qualify for the MATINEE clinical study for COPD?

You must:

• Be 40 years of age or older

• Be a current or former smoker living with COPD

• Take two or more medications for your COPD

• Have had one or more ‘flare-ups’ of your COPD symptoms in the last year that required treatment or hospitalisation

If you volunteer and qualify, enrolment will last for up to 55 weeks. As part of the study, you will continue to take your current COPD medications. You will also have study visits at which you will be given EITHER the investigational medication OR a placebo – a saline solution with no medicine in it – as a monthly injection.

If you’re interested and would like to learn more, please call our staff on 09 638 5255 ext 212 or email us at


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FREEPHONE       0800 895 120
FAX                        09 638 6022

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NZ Respiratory & Sleep Institute
Ascot Office Park 
Level 3, Building B
93-95 Ascot Avenue
Greenlane East
Auckland 1051
New Zealand

Northshore Medical Specialists
326 Sunset Road
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New Zealand
NZ Respiratory & Sleep Institute
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Pukekohe 2120
New Zealand

PO Box 109 409
Auckland 1149
New Zealand