Criterium, a full-service contract research organisation (CRO) based in the US, has expanded its global network by opening an office in Toronto, Canada.

Established 18 years ago by president John Hudak in Pennington, New Jersey, Criterium already has international operations in South Africa, India, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Russia and Israel.

The company’s US headquarters relocated to Saratoga Springs, New York in 1994. The following year saw Criterium move into multinational services, with initial trials in Asia, South America and Europe.

To mark the opening of its Toronto office, the CRO is offering new and existing clients a 15% discount on all services related to the Canadian market.