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Collaboration Partners

We are honoured to partner with leading experts and organisations in respiratory health to advance our understanding of difficult to treat asthma. Our partners bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the ISAR initiative, helping us to improve patient outcomes and shape the future of best clinical practice in severe asthma.

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OPC Global: A research organisation with 10 years of experience. OPC Global Has successfully collaborated with renowned research institutes globally contributing towards the delivery of over 48 research projects and publications. It is an contributor of OPCRD academic research and collaborations.

  • Co-sponsorship, Project Management and Delivery

  • Co-funding the initial setup of ISAR (50%)

  • Data standardisation, eCRF, processing, hosting and guardianship


OPRI: Real world database research organization working to improve the understanding of risk-factors for poorly-controlled disease, the effectiveness of drugs, devices and patient management strategies in real life. OPRI ultimately aims to inform healthcare professionals on how to integrate and optimize these factors to drive better disease management.

The OPC and OPRI team:

Ghislaine Scelo

Senior Epidemiologist

Lakmini Bulathsinhala

Global Research Manager

David Price


Shilpa Suresh

Quality and Publications Lead

Laura Williams

Senior PA and Event Manager

William Henley

Senior Statistician

John Townend

Senior Statistician

Veronica Mendez

Project Manager

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AstraZeneca: A global biopharmaceutical business delivering medicines to patients through innovative science and excellence in development and commercialisation.

  • Co-sponsorship

  • Co-founding the initial set up of ISAR

The AstraZeneca team:

Neil Martin

Omnichannel Engineering Lead

Andrew Menzies-Gow

Global Medical Head Respiratory Biologics

Trung Tran

Senior Director, Epidemiology

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REG: A not-for-profit investigator-led academic initiative comprising of over 420 respiratory/allergy experts globally collaborating on independent, academic real-life and comparative effectiveness research in respiratory medicine. 

  • Academic partner

  • Forum for discussion (REG Summit, Severe Asthma & Biomarkers Working Group)

  • Anonymized Data & Ethics Protocol Transparency (ADEPT) committee

The REG Team:

G Walter Canonica


Mark Miravitlles

President Elect

Michael Walker

CEO and Supporter Liaison

Independent Governing Bodies

Operational Committee

- Participating country representatives (country lead, data manager, etc.)

ADEPT Committee

- Research ethical oversight (operational for the past five years)
- Senior researchers with clinical, epidemiological and/or database expertise

Respiratory Effectiveness Group (REG)

- Academic partner
- International severe asthma experts

ISAR Steering Committee

- Severe asthma renowned researchers from 30 countries and 4 AZ members

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