About Us

Altasciences offers full-service solutions
for early phase drug development

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 drug development. Altasciences is an early phase contract research organization with a unique company focus on supporting drug development from lead candidate selection to proof of concept. With over 25 years of industry experience, Altasciences provides preclinical and clinical solutions to an international customer base of biopharmaceutical companies. Altasciences’ full-service platform in this critical stage of drug development includes preclinical safety testing, clinical pharmacology services, medical writing, biostatistics, data management, bioanalysis and program management; which can be tailored to specific research requirements.

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Our Mission

Altasciences’ mission is to offer sponsors a solution that removes the need for numerous service providers and reduces the number of handovers during the early stages of drug development. This means less outsourcing bottle necks, faster progression, and lower costs. We continuously look for ways to improve our relationships and range of capabilities to create an environment that provides value for our customers, respect for our participants and research animals, as well as growth for our employees.

Our Expertise

Altasciences offers a flexible and personal approach, working as an extension of our clients to meet increasingly complex needs and forging strong partnerships along the way. By streamlining processes and seamlessly integrating into your team and your project, our experts help you make educated, faster and more complete early drug research decisions.

Our Facilities

With five strategically placed research facilities in North America, Altasciences has 140 custom-designed animal rooms in an AAALAC-accredited facility, 600 beds in our purpose-built clinical pharmacology units, a smoking evaluation facility which includes a controlled ventilation indoor vaping room, an adaptive clinical pharmacology unit for healthy normal participant and patient population studies, as well as a 20,000-square-foot laboratory to support our bioanalytical capabilities.

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)

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  • 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 Research Services

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

  • Protocol Development
  • Project Management
  • Data Management
  • Biostatistics
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Bioanalysis (small and large molecules)
  • Pharmacokinetics/Pharmacodynamics
  • Toxicokinetic
  • Pathology
  • Reporting
  • SEND
  • CDISC
  • Archiving
  • Scientific, Regulatory and Strategic Guidance