Several pilot trials have evaluated the use of acupuncture to treat hot flashes.
In February 1966, a pilot clinical trial was undertaken.
Summers spent a year making presentations and offering free pilot trials to companies to test out the pipeline monitor Merlin.
The pilot clinical trial produced the following results:
Due to the extremely corrosive reaction mixture, industrial use of this method is difficult and several pilot trials failed in the past.
In addition, pilot trials are being performed in several other states beginning in 2013.
The first study in humans was an open pilot trial conducted in Russia in 1957-1962.
In pilot clinical trials with ractopamine, four patients showed little evidence for central nervous system stimulation.
Even with pilot plants, the scale-up can be very difficult and may not reflect what was experienced in the pilot trial.
Treatment of advanced pancreatic cancer with mistletoe: results of a pilot trial.