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Retained by a US based, clinical stage biotechnology company who required an Executive Director, CMC to be based in Dublin. The company’s main product had successfully achieved phase II approvals and they were looking to commercialise in the EU. The client was seeking an experienced Chemistry Manufacturing and Controls professional with an extensive understanding of the Regulatory and CMC environment in the EU who had experience driving biological projects from research through all clinical phases to product commercialisation.

An intensive 8 week search program was initiated by Beckford during which time we approach and initiated contact with 35 passive candidates in The UK, Belgium Switzerland, India, Pakistan and Ireland. We also had an extensive network of candidate with whom we had pre-exiting relationships with. From these initial conversations and candidate screening interviews, we were able to draw up a short list of 5 potential candidates for presentation to our client.

Our successful candidate who was known to us had been working on a very similar program for a company in Belgium that had recently completed commercialisation activities for a new product with approvals in the EU. The assigned brief was successfully completed within the defined 12 week period.

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