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Meet our Advisors

Our expert advisors are available to assist our clients with general business and specific project needs.

Dr Ian Dews

Medical Advisor and Medical Writer

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    Following an early clinical career in paediatrics and general medicine, Ian has over 30 years of industry experience as an investigator, pharmaceutical physician, programme director and trainer.  He is a Fellow of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine and is actively involved in the implementation of the faculty’s Pharmaceutical Medicine Specialist Training Programme for Pharmaceutical Physicians. In addition to overseeing clinical trials, Ian has written and contributed to a wide range of different medical, clinical and regulatory documents in his career, including CSRs, Protocols, Protocol Amendments, IB’s, Modules 2.5 and 2.7, and clinical manuscripts. He is a member of the Kinesys Consulting Advisory Board.

Prof. Peter O’Shaughnessy

Preclinical Expert

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    Prof O’Shaughnessy graduated with a BSc in Pharmacology from the University of Glasgow in 1976 and a PhD from the University of Bristol in 1979. After a post-doctoral period at the University of Michigan he became a Lecturer in Anatomy at the University of London before moving to the University of Glasgow in 1993 to take up a Lectureship in Physiology and Pharmacology at the Veterinary School. He was awarded a Personal Chair in 1998 and until recently was the Head of Department of Preclinical Sciences at the Veterinary School. Peter maintains a highly active research group and in the past five years has been awarded grants worth over £2 million from the BBSRC and Wellcome Trust. His particular areas of research expertise are in Reproductive and Developmental Biology with an emphasis on the mechanisms of gonadal development. He sits on the Editorial Board of 3 journals. During the past ten years Peter has been Head of a commercial GLP-status laboratory at the University of Glasgow and has prepared expert reports in both human and veterinary medicine. He has assisted pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies with strategic and technical preclinical advice for regulatory submissions.

Dr Leon

Medical Expert

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    Leon is currently Chief Medical Officer (CMO) at Synthon Holdings, an innovative Dutch biotechnology company, and was previously CMO at Chroma Therapeutics in the UK. Before joining Chroma he was Head of Clinical Development at Celltech Group plc, a FTSE 250 biopharmaceutical company. Prior to this he was Director of Clinical Science for Oncology/ Immunology at F.Hoffmann La Roche, where he built up extensive experience of biotechnology development programmes, including Rituxan (lymphoma), and CellCept (transplantation). Dr Hooftman qualified in medicine in 1984, from the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands. He trained in surgery and transplant medicine in Holland, the UK and USA and holds a MD and BSc in medical sciences of Utrecht University. He joined the industry in 1991. [/

Dr Christos Stylianou

Biostatistics Advisor

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      Christos is the CEO of ClinBAY, a Biometrics CRO based in Limassol (Cyprus). A practicing Statistician who gained his Doctorate from the University of Manchester School of Medicine, he has hands on experience as Study Statistician and Line Manager of over 300 clinical trials in the areas of neuroscience, oncology, respiratory, ophthalmology and more. He also oversees projects in statistical consulting and programming on clinical trials, functional sourcing and software development. He is also an active lecturer in Biostatistics.

Esteban Guardia Santisteban

Founder and CEO of PLASMIA

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    Esteban is the Founder and CEO of PLASMIA, a Biotech company based in Barcelona (Spain). PLASMIA is focused on development of novel and generic pharmaceutical products through industrial bio-catalytic procedures. A practising physician, Esteban gained his degree at the University of Navarra, He also holds a MBA from the Instituto de Empresa in Madrid. Esteban has significant experience in Licensing and Business Development with various companies, notably including Almirall. He was the founder and CEO of the start-up company FARMATEC, a pharmaceutical company based in Barcelona, and is currently assessor and Board Member for Pharmaceutical and Medical companies.

Neil Johnson

Biotechnology CMC Expert

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      PhD Biochemist with 20 years industry experience covering all areas of CMC now working as a freelance consultant servicing multiple large and small biopharma clients. Proven track record in developing and implementing global regulatory strategies for biologics (vaccines, biosimilars, mAbs, ATMP's) from early stage development to post approval lifecycle management. High quality scientific / regulatory writer and strategist. Proven management record based on accomplishment, increasing responsibility, leadership, and implementation.