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Canada accounts for 3.4% share of global clinical trial activity in 2020

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Canada has accounted for a 3.4% share of the global clinical trials activity in 2020, registering a decrease when compared with the last ten-year average of a 5.2% share, according to GlobalData.

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Industry sponsored trials outnumber non-industry sponsored trials in Canada

Industry sponsored trials held a 73.7% share of all the clinical trials in Canada in 2020, when compared with the ten-year average of 75.5%. Non-industry sponsored trials accounted for a 26.3% share in 2020 as against the average of 24.5% in the last ten years.

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Top therapy areas for industry sponsored clinical trials in Canada

Oncology was the leading therapy area for industry sponsored clinical trials in Canada in 2020 with a 31.6% share, as against a five-year average of 31.9% and a ten-year average of 30.1%.

Infectious Disease held a 15.2% share in 2020, over a five-year average of 7.4% and a ten-year average of 9.3%.

Central Nervous System held an 11.8% share in 2020, compared to a five-year average of 11.7% and a ten-year average of 12.4%. Respiratory held an 8.9% share in 2020, as against a five-year average of 6.4% and a ten-year average of 6.6%.

Cardiovascular held a 6.7% share, over a five-year average of 6.7% and a ten-year average of 7.4%.

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Top therapy areas for non-industry sponsored clinical trials in Canada

Infectious Disease was the leading therapy area for non-industry sponsored clinical trials in Canada in 2020 with a 23.9% share, as against a five-year average of 7.4% and a ten-year average of 8.0%.

Central Nervous System held a 21.3% share in 2020, over a five-year average of 33.4% and a ten-year average of 31.9%.

Oncology held a 20.8% share in 2020, compared to a five-year average of 21.5% and a ten-year average of 22.4%. Cardiovascular held a 15.7% share in 2020, as against a five-year average of 10.5% and a ten-year average of 11.6%.

Respiratory held an 8.1% share, over a five-year average of 4.9% and a ten-year average of 5.0%.

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Phase III trials lead industry sponsored clinical trials in Canada in 2020

Phase III trials held a 49.2% share of industry sponsored clinical trials in Canada in 2020, over a five-year average of 45.2% and a ten-year average of 45.5%.

Phase II trials held a 35.3% share in 2020, as against a five-year average of 36.5% and a ten-year average of 35.7%. Phase I trials held a 9.9% share in 2020, compared to a five-year average of 10.4% and a ten-year average of 9.8%.

Phase IV trials held a 5.6% share in 2020, over a five-year average of 8.0% and a ten-year average of 9.0%.

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Phase II trials lead non-industry sponsored clinical trials in Canada in 2020

Phase II trials held a 49.7% share of non-industry sponsored clinical trials in Canada in 2020, over a five-year average of 49.4% and a ten-year average of 47.5%.

Phase III trials held a 24.9% share in 2020, as against a five-year average of 20.3% and a ten-year average of 20.8%. Phase IV trials held a 15.2% share, compared to a five-year average of 21.2% and a ten-year average of 22.0%.

Phase I held a 10.2% share in 2020, over a five-year average of 9.0% and a ten-year average of 9.6%.

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Methodology:

The clinical trials data used for the analyses were extracted from the Clinical Trials Database of GlobalData’s Pharma Intelligence Center. Clinical Trials are sourced from numerous government, non-government and company clinical trial registries worldwide alongside clinical research publications, scientific conferences, company websites, SEC filings and more. The information is gathered by a combination of automation and secondary research to ensure accuracy and validity. A small number of Phase 0, Phase I/II, Phase II/III, and Phase III/IV trials were combined with Phase I, Phase II, Phase III, and Phase IV trials, respectively.

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