AstraZeneca is a global, science-led biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialization of prescription medicines, primarily for the treatment of diseases in three main therapy areas – Oncology, Cardiovascular & Metabolic Diseases, and Respiratory. The company operates in more than 100 countries and its innovative medicines are used by millions of patients worldwide. In Canada, we employ more than 720 employees across the country and our headquarters are located in Mississauga, Ontario. AstraZeneca is proud to be one of Canada’s top contributors to health sciences research and development, supporting world-class research across the country that aims to advance our scientific knowledge and the care of patients around the world. For more information, please visit the company’s website at www.astrazeneca.ca.
Inspiration Research Limited (IRL) is an independent company founded in 2003 by Dr. Kenneth Chapman. His vision for Inspiration Research is to educate patients to better manage their diseases and contribute to the advancement of novel therapies. Since inception, Inspiration Research has successfully completed over 70 human clinical studies with leading global pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies including GlaxoSmithKline, Merck, Novartis, Boehringer Ingelheim, Amgen, AstraZeneca, Nycomed, Schering-Plough, and Forest Laboratories.Currently, IRL specializes in clinical studies with patients diagnosed with asthma, heart disease and COPD.
The Maternal Infant Child and Youth Research Network (MICYRN) is a federal not-for-profit, charitable organization founded in 2006 to build capacity for high-quality applied health research. It links 20 Canadian maternal and child health research organizations; is affiliated with more than 20 practice-based research networks; provides support to new and emerging teams; and has established strong national and international partnerships. MICYRN’s Clinical Trials Consortium is working to develop a collaborative national infrastructure to support clinical investigations, with an emphasis on multicentre clinical trials.
The Providence Health Care Research Institute (PHCRI) supports all researchers at Providence Health Care. The Research Institute is located at St. Paul’s Hospital, in downtown Vancouver, BC. One of two adult acute care academic health science centres affiliated with the University of British Columbia (UBC), PHCRI’s research and teaching mandate is supported by programs in more than 30 clinical specialties.