Research Study for Healthy Volunteers 18 and older
at PPD Austin.

Up to $1,160 for Healthy Adult Volunteers

Study Information

  • The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of a transdermal sensor that works with a fluorescent tracer to evaluate kidney function 
  • Healthy volunteers and those that are pre-diabetic are needed at this stage of research. 
  • This is a research study and your participation is voluntary. You may stop participating at any time. 

Participant Qualifications

  • Volunteers with mildly reduced kidney function 
  • 18+ years old 
  • This study requires melanin measurements to determine your Fitzpatrick Skin Scale (FSS) score. Click here to see the 6 skin types on the FSS to see what type you may be!  
  • Willing to abstain from nicotine use for the duration of the study. 
  • Must not have skin sensitivities to adhesives (e.g. Band-Aids, surgical tape) 
  • Must not have significant scaring, tattoos, or alterations in pigmentation on the upper chest 
  • Health status is further evaluated by reviewing medical history, screening assessments, and visit with physician 
  • Available and willing to commit to study visit structure – You will be asked to stay in our clinic for 1 night and return for 1 outpatient follow up visit. 



If you are interested in participating, please complete the contact form. We will follow up with more information and schedule a screening visit to see if you qualify. You may also call us at your convenience with any questions at 877-362-2608 and to schedule your screening visit.

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Austin Facility

7551 Metro Center Drive, Suite 200
Austin, TX 78744
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Phone Number
(877) 362-2608
Hours (Central Time)
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
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