Syreon Corporation was established by Professor Paul Keown at the beginning of the 1990s on the campus of the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, Canada. Its original name was Synectics Corporation, and its original mission was to support innovative ideas and technologies of UBC and other academic centres’ support services, including clinical trial designs, management and biostatistics. Synectics started to grow rapidly and by 2000 it already partnered with an elite portfolio of global pharmaceutical corporations, emerging biotechnology companies and academic networks. As its name had already been registered in the USA, Synectics became SYREON (SYnectics REsearch ONline). Although Syreon Corporation is still based in Vancouver, today the company has business activities in over 50 countries.
Syreon Research Institute was established in 2008 in Budapest by Zoltán Kaló, Zoltán Vokó and Paul Keown for health economics, health policy and pricing research. Although Syreon Corporation and Syreon Research Institute are two independent companies, their working approach and quality standards are similar in different research areas. The two companies can offer a comprehensive portfolio of research services to support the development and extend the evidence base for new healthcare technologies and services.