Clinical Facility

Photo of clinical recruits playing pool at the clinical facility.

Our Clinical Operations Facility has over 30,000 square feet of space and is capable of housing over 100 subjects. The environment is bright, comfortable and clean. The subject lounge is warm and relaxing and is furnished with a pool table and satellite TVs. The sleeping areas are private and there are quiet areas designated for reading and studying. Subjects are monitored regularly throughout the study by qualified medical personnel. We have a staff of approximately 100, trained to international standards for clinical studies.

Normally, a study would require that you be in our clinical facility the night prior to the actual commencement of the Clinical Trial. The next day you will be given a dose of a drug. Blood and / or urine samples will be taken from you at different timed intervals throughout the duration of the study. Amount of blood taken is usually no more than what is given to the Canadian Blood Services. You would be required to repeat this procedure at a set time period (usually the following week).

All of your activities in our facility are timed and monitored and captured using and electronic data capture system. You will be given a schedule of events that you must adhere to.

Meals

At Apotex Inc., we provide well balanced meals to our subjects. Our meals are freshly prepared by a professional chef in our own kitchen. Our meals are one of the reasons that we get so many returning participants in our Clinical Trials.


Sample Menu
  • Prime Rib Roast
  • Soup or Salad
  • Baked / Mashed or Roast Potatoes
  • Mixed Vegetables
  • Dinner Roll
  • Dessert
  • Juice or Fruit Drink

Not all studies have the same menu. This is an example of our most common dinner menu.

There are two different types of studies that are conducted at Apotex Inc. One is a Fed study which means that subjects will receive (depending on the study) either a High Fat breakfast which includes: 2 fried eggs in butter, 2 strips of bacon, 2 slices of toast with butter, 1 serving of Hash Brown potatoes, and, homogenized milk or a Low Fat breakfast, which includes: 2 slices of toast with jam, Corn Flakes with skim milk, and, orange juice prior to dosing. (Lunch and dinner will also be served depending on the time requirement). A fasting study means that the subjects will not receive breakfast prior to dosing. It is very important that you complete 100% of the meals provided as required.

Location

465 Garyray Drive
(Weston Road & Steeles Ave. W.)
Toronto, Ontario
M9L 1P9
Canada
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We have ample parking space for our study participants.

We are easily accessible using public transit.
From downtown Toronto take the University / Spadina subway line northbound to Finch. Once at the Finch Station proceed to the bus platform. Take Bus #60B, #60D or #60E (STEELES WEST), do not take the #60C that goes to York University. Get off at the corner of Weston Road and Steeles Ave. Walk south on Weston Road to Garyray Drive (one set of stop lights).

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