Since 2004, biopharmaceutical research companies have conducted or are conducting more than 1,200 clinical trials of new medicines in Montana in collaboration with clinical research centers, hospitals, and local research institutions. These clinical trials have investigated or are investigating some of Montana’s biggest health care challenges, including asthma, arthritis, cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and gastrointestinal diseases.
“Clinical trials in Montana provide patients with access to cutting-edge research, treatment and quality care. In addition to the human impact, they also have a significant economic impact that benefits all Montanans. Biopharmaceutical research companies support more than 4,600 direct jobs across Montana, while generating millions in economic activity in the state. These numbers reflect the fact that the clinical research not only shapes the future of disease treatment, but also employs Montanans and stimulates our economy.” — Sharon Peterson Montana BioScience Alliance