About Us

Altasciences Clinical Research is a full-service
industry leader in early phase clinical research

Alta stands for ‘high’ in Latin, reflecting our high standards and excellence in everything we set out to accomplish as we pave the way for the future of clinical development. With over 25 years of experience and facilities in both the U.S. and Canada, Altasciences offers comprehensive Phase I/II drug development, with a flexible and customized approach, including the full array of required clinical support solutions. We continuously innovate to meet the industry’s demands and go above and beyond to address the ever-evolving and increasingly complex needs of sponsors, while maintaining a high-level of participant engagement and safety.

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Our Mission

Altasciences’ goal is to provide the best quality clinical pharmacology development services to an international customer base of biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, with a focus on customer service. We achieve this by continuously improving our customer relationships and range of services, and by creating an environment that provides value for our customers, respect for our participants and growth for our employees; which results in returns for our shareholders.

Our Expertise

Altasciences’ clinical trial experts provide quality input into study design, study conduct and reporting, in a wide range of therapeutic areas. We successfully complete hundreds of clinical pharmacology trials annually and have a combined database of over 225,000 participants. Altasciences’ recruitment rates and timelines far exceed industry standards and ensure on-time study start-up. Additionally, our network of specialized clinicians and relationships with local hospitals provide access to various types of patient populations.

Our Facilities

With three strategically placed clinical research facilities in North America, Altasciences has over 600 beds, a smoking evaluation facility which includes a controlled ventilation indoor vaping room, and an adaptive clinical pharmacology unit for healthy normal participant and patient population studies.

Clinical Facility
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4837 Amber Valley Parkway
Fargo ND, USA 58104
Clinical Support Solutions
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575, Armand-Frappiery Blvd
Laval QC, Canada, H7V 4B3
Clinical Facility
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1200, Beaumont
Montreal QC, Canada
H3P 3P1
Clinical Facility
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10103 Metcalf Ave.
Overland Park KS, USA 66212

Clinical Experience

Altasciences’ team has extensive experience in conducting clinical trials as part of
clinical pharmacology programs. Here is a brief listing of the types of studies we support:

  • First-in-Human (FIH); Single Ascending Dose and Multiple Ascending Dose, Food Effect, Age Effect, Gender Effect, PK/PD
  • Bridging studies (e.g., comparative bioavailability of two formulations)
  • Comparative Bioavailability / PK studies
  • Drug-Drug Interaction Studies (DDI)
  • Efficacy / Proof-of-Concept Studies
  • Bioavailability (BA) / Bioequivalence (BE)
  • 505(b)(2)
  • Specialties include, but are not limited to:
    • Biologics / Biosimilars
    • Human Abuse Liability (HAL) with New Chemical Entities and Abuse Deterrent Formulations (ADF)
    • Cognitive Testing
    • Driving Simulation
    • Driving Simulation
    • Obesity – Metabolic Syndrome
    • Renal and Hepatic Impairment
    • Smoking and Smoking Cessation
    • Hepatitis B and C
    • Early Cardiac Safety Assessment (QT/QTc Studies)
    • Pain Models and Inflammation
    • Diabetes
    • Dermal Vasoconstrictor / Irritation-Sensitization

Customized, Full-Service Offering

Altasciences offers a full support service model to complement our clinical and bioanalytical offerings to best meet your needs:

  • Protocol and Regulatory Development
  • Project Management
  • Data Management and Biostatistics
  • Bioanalytical Services
  • PK and PD Analysis
  • Clinical Study Report