Our Partners

Partnerships are a cornerstone of CPDC’s success—providing access to expertise, knowledge, funding and in-kind support to facilitate many mutually beneficial, collaborative opportunities for CPDC and its customers.


The Networks of Centres of Excellence plays an important role in mobilizing some of the best research talent found in Canadian academia, and engaging their partners in the private, government and not-for-profit sectors.

The centres and networks of the NCE have steadily helped to create the right environment for industry and government to invest in. In an average year, the Networks of Centres of Excellence leverages additional cash and in-kind contributions of almost $71 million from partners, creates eight spin-off companies, files over 100 patents and obtains close to 50 licenses. Since the inception of the Networks of Centres of Excellence in 1989, over 100 companies have spun off from NCE supported research. In addition, NCE centres and networks contribute to the development of more than 6,000 highly qualified professionals, including researchers, research associates, postdoctoral fellows, graduate and summer students, as well as technicians.


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The Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) is an innovative cancer research and development institute dedicated to prevention, early detection, diagnosis and treatment of cancer. The Institute is an independent, not-for-profit corporation, launched by the Government of Ontario in 2005. The annual budget for OICR, its research partners and collaborators exceeds $160 million. This supports more than 1,400 investigators, clinician scientists, research staff and trainees located at its headquarters and in research institutes and academia across the Province of Ontario. OICR has key research efforts underway in small molecules, biologics, stem cells, imaging, genomics, informatics and bio-computing, from early stage research to Phase II clinical trials.


GE Healthcare logoGE Healthcare provides transformational medical technologies and services that are shaping a new age of patient care, leading to earlier detection and prevention of disease.


McMaster Universityis one of Canada’s leading research and education centres. Through its unique infrastructure, which includes the McMaster Nuclear Reactor (MNR), the University is a world-leader in radiation sciences, nuclear engineering, medical isotope and radiopharmaceutical production and research.


Cancer Care Ontario logoCancer Care Ontario is Ontario’s provincial agency responsible for continually improving cancer services. Cancer Care Ontario oversees the province’s cancer health services budget, and plans and implements new prevention and patient service programs.


VWR International, LLC is a global laboratory supply and distribution company with worldwide sales. VWR enables the advancement of the world’s most critical research through the distribution of a highly diversified product line to most of the world’s top pharmaceutical and biotech companies, as well as industrial, educational and governmental organizations. With 150 years of industry experience, VWR offers a well-established distribution network that reaches thousands of specialized labs and facilities spanning the globe. VWR has over 7,000 associates around the world working to streamline the way researchers across North America, Europe, and Asia stock and maintain their labs. In addition, VWR further supports its customers by providing onsite services, storeroom management, product procurement, supply chain systems integration and technical services.