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Quotient Sciences Increases spray drying capabilities in the U.S.

Dr Peter Scholes

Chief Scientific Officer

Peter has over 20 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry. In his role at Quotient Sciences he has been instrumental in identifying and implementing the innovative and flexible benefits of integrating pharmaceutical development and clinical testing in early research. Peter has served as a committee member for the U.K. Controlled Release Society and APS Biopharmaceutics focus group and in 2013 set up a GastroPlus™ user group with industry colleagues as a discussion forum for PBPK modelling and simulation science. In 2010, Peter was named one of PharmaVOICE’s 100 most inspiring people in the life-sciences industry. He was appointed as an Honorary Professor in Pharmaceutical Sciences at Nottingham University in August 2015.

Dr Stuart Harris

Executive Medical Director

Dr Stuart Harris has 22 years’ experience of Phase I research and is formerly the co-founder of SeaView Research. He has been a Clinical Investigator specializing in Phase I and early Phase II trials since 1988. Dr Harris has previously held roles as Vice Chairman and Secretary of Pollo Tropical Inc., Medical Director at South Florida Bioavailability Clinic, and Medical Director at SeaView Research. As a Board Certified Internist he received his MD and PhD (Physiology/Pharmacology) degrees at Duke University.

Dr Stuart Mair

Medical Director

Stuart has over 15 years’ experience of delivering exploratory clinical studies in the CRO Industry, he has delivered over 100 First in Human studies and is an expert in the design and implementation of exploratory clinical trials from First-in-Human to Proof-of-Concept in patient groups with PD biomarkers. He has advised clients on multiple study types from simple PK, BE and characterisation studies to complex flexible designs with multiple portions delivered under a single protocol.

Dr Nutan Gangrade

Managing Director - Philadelphia

Commercial manufacturing

Clinical trial manufacturing

Nutan has over 25 years' experience within the pharmaceutical industry. Prior to his current role, Nutan served as Senior Director of Formulation Development at QS Pharma and is a founding team member. He has previously held positions at Bristol-Myers Squibb (DuPont Pharmaceuticals Company) and Wyeth-Ayerst Research (American Cyanamid Company). In these positions, he was the CMC lead for several products in various phases of development. Nutan graduated with a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutics from the University of Georgia.

Nikki Whitfield

Vice-President, CDMO Services

Formulation development

Clinical trial manufacturing

Nikki possesses 23 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry and has previously held technical leadership positions in Quadrant Healthcare, Quadrant Drug Delivery and Elan where she was responsible for the development, transfer and scale up of both early phase and late phase spray-dried inhaled and topical products intended for both European and U.S. markets. In her previous position as a Project Director at Vectura, she led the early phase product development for two inhaled, orphan indication products and the late stage development for a novel sterile topical product. Nikki’s responsibilities at Quotient Sciences involve building the global formulation and manufacturing services business.

Dr Vanessa Zann

Senior Research Fellow

Translational Pharmaceutics

Clinical pharmacology

Vanessa has over 17 years industry experience providing biopharmaceutics support to discovery, development and clinical programs. Vanessa has previous experience at AstraZeneca as a permeability expert working in the Pharmaceutical Development dept. where she lead the global Caco-2 facility for development, liaising with discovery scientists to ensure selection of NCE with appropriate biopharmaceutical properties, introduced the IV microtracer technique and also provided biopharmaceutical support to both Discovery and Development programs. Vanessa joined Quotient Sciences in 2012 and has lead the implementation of Modelling and Simulation and been heavily involved in the Pharmaceutical Sciences in vitro characterisation strategy, as well as designing clinical studies and providing scientific support through clinical study delivery.

Dr Prasad Challapalli

Director, Formulation Development

Commercial manufacturing

Clinical trial manufacturing

Prasad has over 25 years’ professional experience, with 15 years’ in the CMO industry. Prasad develops and implements suitable workflows to achieve operational excellence in the manufacture of products, and mentors and manages formulation scientists and manufacturing teams. Prior to his current role at Quotient Sciences, Prasad worked at QS Pharma as Director of Formulation Development, and at Patheon, as Manager of Business Development Services and Senior Scientific Leader in the Formulation Process Development Group.

Dr Kieran Crowley

Executive Director and Head, Drug Development Solutions, North America

Translational Pharmaceutics

Clinical pharmacology

Kieran has over 15 years’ experience leading Pre-formulation and Formulation Development teams in both innovator and contract manufacturing organisations. His expertise is in selecting and optimising drug delivery systems based on the physicochemical and biopharmaceutics properties of the active ingredient. Oral delivery of poorly soluble compounds is a particular field of experience and interest, in which he has successfully advanced products using hot melt extrusion, nanomilling and lyophilisation. Kieran’s responsibilities at Quotient Sciences include the design and implementation of integrated pharmaceutical and clinical development programs, utilizing Quotient’s ability to manufacture drug products in real-time in response to arising human data.

John McDermott

Executive Director and Head, Drug Development Solutions, EMEA

Translational Pharmaceutics

Clinical pharmacology

John has over 15 years industry experience in roles in pharmaceutical sciences with Rhone Poulenc Rorer, Covance and Quotient Sciences, which he joined in 2001. He has been central to the development of Quotient's integrated pharmaceutical and clinical development programs, utilizing our ability to manufacture drug products in real-time in response to arising human data. John's responsibilities at Quotient Sciences include the design and implementation of integrated pharmaceutical and clinical development programs. In addition, John has a significant body of experience in scintigraphic imaging studies for oral and inhaled dosage forms, including the development and validation of radiolabelling methods.

Iain Shaw

Director, 14-C Enabled Drug Development

Translational Pharmaceutics

Clinical pharmacology

Iain has over 20 years drug development experience having previously held early development program management, clinical development and analytical posts in the pharmaceutical industry and contract research organisations. Prior to his current role he was a Program Manager in early drug development at Covance. He has previously held various analytical, project management and clinical development posts in the pharmaceutical, agrochemical and contract research industries. In total he has 30 years industrial experience. Iain’s responsibilities at Quotient Sciences include all 14C clinical activities since April 2009.

Chris Roe

Research Fellow, Scientific Consulting

Translational Pharmaceutics

Clinical pharmacology

Chris joined Quotient in 2015 as a Research Fellow, bringing over 20 years’ experience across pharmaceutical sciences and biopharmaceutics through a series of previous technical and leadership roles at Sanofi, Pfizer, AstraZeneca and Walgreens Boots Alliance. His expertise ranges from early pre‑formulation and biopharmaceutical assessments ensuring appropriate new chemical entity selection, through development of a wide range of dosage forms including preclinical and early clinical inhalation, topical, oral immediate release and modified release formulations, to maintenance and life-cycle management of existing marketed products. Chris’ role at Quotient involves designing science­-­led, robust, clinical study programs which maximise output for clients, in addition to providing scientific support throughout study delivery. Chris holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Medicinal Chemistry from Newcastle University and Postgraduate Certificate in Education from Nottingham Trent University.

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  • Dr Nutan Gangrade

    Managing Director - Philadelphia

    Commercial manufacturing

    Clinical trial manufacturing

  • Nikki Whitfield

    Vice-President, CDMO Services

    Formulation development

    Clinical trial manufacturing

  • Dr Vanessa Zann

    Senior Research Fellow

    Translational Pharmaceutics

    Clinical pharmacology

  • Dr Prasad Challapalli

    Director, Formulation Development

    Commercial manufacturing

    Clinical trial manufacturing

  • Dr Kieran Crowley

    Executive Director and Head, Drug Development Solutions, North America

    Translational Pharmaceutics

    Clinical pharmacology

  • John McDermott

    Executive Director and Head, Drug Development Solutions, EMEA

    Translational Pharmaceutics

    Clinical pharmacology

  • Iain Shaw

    Director, 14-C Enabled Drug Development

    Translational Pharmaceutics

    Clinical pharmacology

  • Chris Roe

    Research Fellow, Scientific Consulting

    Translational Pharmaceutics

    Clinical pharmacology

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Vice-President, CDMO Services

Formulation development

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Senior Research Fellow

Translational Pharmaceutics

Clinical pharmacology

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Director, Formulation Development

Commercial manufacturing

Clinical trial manufacturing

Dr Kieran Crowley

Executive Director and Head, Drug Development Solutions, North America

Translational Pharmaceutics

Clinical pharmacology

John McDermott

Executive Director and Head, Drug Development Solutions, EMEA

Translational Pharmaceutics

Clinical pharmacology

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Director, 14-C Enabled Drug Development

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Clinical pharmacology

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Research Fellow, Scientific Consulting

Translational Pharmaceutics

Clinical pharmacology

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