Canadian Phase Onward Inc. (CPO) was opened in 2004 due to the growing interest from pharmaceutical companies in more non-hospital based Canadian sites to participate in their diverse clinical trials. CPO is located at the same site, and operates in tandem with, the Polyclinic Family and Specialty Medicine Facility, resulting in a referral network of more than 35 specialists and 20 family physicians.
CPO boasts almost 20 years of experience in Phase 2, 3 and 4 clinical research trials in a wide range of all diagnostic areas including but not limited to smoking cessation, diabetes, erectile dysfunction, hypertension, cardiovascular (general), migraine, obesity, arthritis, GERD, irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, diabetic peripheral neuropathy, metabolic syndrome, insomnia, pain relief, fibromyalgia, COPD, asthma, schizophrenia, and depression. CPO also has experience in vaccine studies.
CPO has been one of the sites of choice by some of the largest pharmaceutical companies including Janssen, Merck, Eli Lilly, Boehringer Ingelheim, GSK, Pfizer, Novartis, Sanofi, AstraZeneca, Idorsia, and Otsuka Pharmaceuticals.
CPO also focuses on the benefits that participating in these clinical trials may offer to our patients, including more intensive physician care, potential access to treatment options that may not otherwise be available, and free medications and testing. This is a great complement to the Polyclinic Family and Specialty Medicine Facility.
Collaboration with the Polyclinic Family and Specialty Medicine Facility, also enables CPO to provide a continuity of care to its study patients through regular correspondence with each patient’s physician. This makes for good clinical practice and provides a level of care that is not otherwise available at sites that operate simply as independent research facilities.
CPO has access to a network of 20 family physicians, which make up the Polyclinic Family Health Group, 15 family physicians of which work on site.
CPO also has access to over 35 on site specialist physicians, many internationally recognized, in all medical specialties, who rotate through the Polyclinic on a regular basis. These specialists practice in areas including cardiology, endocrinology, rheumatology, respirology, dermatology, neurology, urology, nephrology, gastroenterology, allergy, ENT, gynecology, hepatology and psychiatry.
CPO also has access to numerous medical and procedural testing facilities that are all available on-site, including phlebotomy, ECG, x-ray, ultrasound, bone density, mammography, gastroscopy and colonoscopy, full pulmonary function testing, stress testing, echocardiography, stress-echocardiography, ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, holter monitoring, duplex dopler examination, audiology testing, optometry, and a sleep laboratory.
Our site employs multiple physician investigators/sub-investigators, a regulatory and contracts coordinator, as well as several certified full time study coordinators.