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Collaboration is at the very heart of the work we are doing to facilitate excellence in research and innovation. Our partnerships with industry are part of our vision of improving healthcare for Nova Scotians across the province. The strength of these partnerships will help us discover new and innovative ways to advance healthcare. 

The Atlantic Clinical Trials Unit, led by Nova Scotia Health and co-led with IWK Health, Eastern Health, Vitalité Health Network, Horizon Health Network, and Health PEI, ACTN is poised to boost research and innovation, introduce new healthcare opportunities, and position the region as a world-leader in clinical trials. The network will increase patient access to trial opportunities and leading care by reducing barriers and burdens associated with clinical trial participation. Learn more.  

Nova Scotia Health’s research team in Respirology, which is supported by the organization’s Clinical Trials Unit within the Nova Scotia Health Innovation Hub, has been a key partner with Vertex Pharmaceuticals on clinical trials for cystic fibrosis treatments since 2010. This has led to the development of Trikafta, a new drug which has been referred to as the biggest innovation in cystic fibrosis treatment. Read the full story.