Alberta’s global metabolomics leadership, business culture, and consolidated healthcare delivery offer an unprecedented opportunity to support a vibrant precision diagnostic industry. Alberta has distinct advantages including a single health authority and the largest fully integrated health system in Canada, strategic clinical networks to drive innovation and its implementation across the health system, advanced and comprehensive health information systems and database assets and world-leading clinical, methodological and analytic expertise.
Alberta Precision Laboratories (APL) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Alberta Health Services (AHS), delivering high-quality, responsive diagnostic lab services to Albertans, across our healthcare system.
APL is an integrated model, ensuring consistency and coordination of high-quality lab medicine services, consolidating the work previously provided by multiple organizations in Alberta (including AHS, Calgary Lab Services (CLS), Covenant Health, and Lamont Health Care Centre). APL also continues to work collaboratively with DynaLIFE, under contract to provide lab services in Alberta.
APEX provides the framework to leverage the unique health resources available in Alberta. This unique healthcare environment is available to be leveraged through APEX to accelerate and streamline the development of new diagnostic technologies. APEX unites geographically distinct foci of expertise in translational research, business development and healthcare innovation around the common goal of precision health.
The Consortium facilitates basic to highly complex RWE studies, generating a wide range of evidence including incidence and prevalence of disease in specific populations, treatment patterns including sequencing, adherence, and persistence, safety monitoring, as well as comparative effectiveness and cost-effectiveness.
IMPACT is a program for new ventures in the life sciences or biomedical industries who seek to commercialize their health-related inventions, conduct clinical trials and secure regulatory approval.
This research centre is designed to investigate the microbiome of humans, plants, animals and the physical environment using Canada’s largest germ-free facility, real-time imaging and droid robotics.