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102nd Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition

Monday June 03, 2019 - Friday June 07, 2019

Monday June 03 : 18:00 - 22:00

Tuesday June 04 : 08:00 - 19:00

Wednesday June 05 : 08:00 - 19:00

Thursday June 06 : 08:00 - 19:00

Friday June 07 : 08:00 - 16:00

Québec City Convention Centre, 900 Honoré-Mercier Avenue Québec, PQ G1R 5H9

This symposium will feature chemistry and biochemistry leaders from several Canadian Contract Research Organizations (CROs) which deliver services across the pharma R&D continuum.

They will speak to the CRO model of operations and career opportunities for chemists in the CRO industry.  From 2007 to 2010, a huge reduction in pharmaceutical R&D spending occurred in Canada due to the closure of numerous Canadian R&D centers owned by multi-national pharmaceutical companies.1 Many Canadian chemists took the initiative to found contract research laboratories which support pharmaceutical R&D from discovery through preclinical and clinical testing.  In a recent study initiated by BioQuébec2, CROs which provide services for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries were identified as a major socio-economic engine.  In Québec, for example, some 71 CROs were identified with total revenues of greater than $550 million; encompassing more than 4300 employees with total annual salaries of $224 million.  Across Canada, as of 2016, some 325 CROs existed with the majority in British Columbia (40), Alberta (32), Ontario (153) and Québec (71). 3

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