Quotient has taken me to the mountaintops
My name is Ryan, I am 27 years old and I have been doing trials with Quotient since 2013.
My first experience of medical trials was on the other side of the world, in Australia, where I did a couple of trials to support me financially while I travelled around the country. As soon as I returned home to the U.K, I immediately started searching for a clinic near me and found Quotient Sciences just up the road on the outskirts of Nottingham.
I went to an induction and found it extremely informative, so I couldn’t wait to sign up for a trial. I was studying at University at the time and found I was able to balance the shorter 3 or 4-day trials around my studies.
This provided me with a much welcomed and necessary period to work on my assignments while disconnected from the distractions of the outside world. I even found my time in the clinic to be relaxing, as you are provided with lots of spare time to sleep, play games, watch movies and converse with other like-minded volunteers.
Since those first trials, I have gone on to do a total of thirteen studies with Quotient, with the longest duration lasting up to 18 nights in the clinic. These trials have almost single-handedly given me the opportunity to continue my travels in my post-university life. So far, my studies have supported me with hiking adventures in the Himalayas, Andes and Alps, travelling around Central America, stargazing in Iceland, walking across Spain and most recently travelling around Vietnam on a scooter.
I can honestly say without Quotient, most of these adventures would not be possible. Next year, I am hoping to travel to Colombia with the money I’ve saved from participating in trials with Quotient. It has become my second home - a home that allows me to help advance the world of medicine (while taking me to the mountain tops).