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Welcome to Emmes Canada

Darby Thompson

Darby Thompson

President, Emmes Canada

Since we opened our Vancouver, Canada, office in 2012, it has been my absolute pleasure to bring Emmes’ tradition of collaboration, creativity and quality to our clients.

We continue to grow by supporting the thriving life sciences industry in Western Canada and along the West Coast of the United States. Our clients are enthusiastic and committed to research that makes a healthier world, and so are we. Our Canadian office supports clinical trials and public health research projects with statistical and data science. Our primary focus has been in statistical support of clinical trials of therapeutics, including biologics and devices, as well as biomarker development, validation and utility assessment, and public health research. Our work spans oncology, cardiology, rheumatology, ophthalmology, endocrinology, infectious disease, rehab medicine, and other areas of medicine.

Emmes means Truth, and I am proud to bring Emmes to Canada.


The fact that we’re part of a global CRO gives us access to our proprietary software solutions and the broad expertise and experiences of an organization with decades of history.

Statistical Design

Our consulting and study design includes clinical and pre-clinical experiments. Product development paths can be made as efficient as possible with statistical leadership in the earliest stages. We achieve fast-fails and robust quick-wins with strategic and efficient study design.

Biomarker Discovery, Validation and Utility Assessment

This part of Emmes’ bioinformatics services involves much more than finding an AUC or an Odds Ratio. Planning the discovery and validation process is necessary to assuring long-term viability and generalizability of the product. Effectively demonstrating clinical utility is critical for insurance reimbursement.

Statistical Analysis

This includes developing and executing statistical analysis plans; data visualization and graphics; analyses independent from the sponsor; and secondary, exploratory or confirmatory analyses independent from the investigators.

Predictive Analytics

An important component of our statistical analysis offering, predictive analytics use the most sophisticated data mining and machine learning algorithms, and our robust validation process assures their performance.

Data and Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) Services

Through our network, we identify committee members and provide all administrative support consistent with all guidance documents. We can serve as the independent, statistical center that provides and presents reports to the committees, regardless of whether we administer them or not.

Data Management

Using the trusted, proven procedures and software solutions from Emmes, we can collect data, validate it, organize it and distribute it efficiently from anywhere in the world.

Featured Project

We have provided statistical support to the in-house scientific team at GenomeDx since 2012. So far, we have been listed as a co-author in six scientific papers and 13 posters/presentations on the discovery, validation and utility of the company’s genomic Decipher® test.

Darby Thompson, PhD
200-4664 Lougheed Highway
Burnaby, BC V5C 5T5
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