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Advantar Labs Adds Executive Superhero


8/1/2012 12:21:46 PM

San Diego, CA. – Advantar Laboratories, Inc. announces the addition of Dave Bergstrom, Ph.D. to the company’s executive team as Chief Operating Officer. Bergstrom will be responsible for managing overall business operations, including laboratory maintenance, project management, facilities planning and human resources.

“Dave brings to our team an invaluable amount of experience in drug development across the commercial and contract sides of our Industry” says Rich Kenley, Ph.D., CEO of Advantar Laboratories, Inc. “We’re looking forward to his leadership and contributions that will translate to increased customer value and even more efficient laboratory operations, thus strengthening our ability to continue empowering drug development."

Dave Bergstrom Ph.D. commented “Advantar has demonstrated strong growth since opening its’ doors in 2009, and their recent lab expansion is a testament to their overall experience and ability to formulate with the right ingredients for success. I look forward to ensuring we have the right tools, teams and systems in place that will allow for scaling of existing service offerings and the seamless integration of new ones in the future.”

Dr. Bergstrom comes to Advantar from NovaDel Pharmaceuticals, Inc. where he joined in 2006 as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Dr. Bergstrom previously served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Pharmaceutical Development business of Cardinal Health, Inc. Prior to Cardinal Health, Dr. Bergstrom served as Vice President of Pharmaceutical and Chemical Development at Guilford Pharmaceuticals and also served in senior positions in preclinical development and pharmaceutical and analytical development at Hoechst-Roussel Pharmaceuticals, Inc., predecessor companies of Sanofi-Aventis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Prior to that, Dr. Bergstrom worked in pharmaceutical development at CIBA-Geigy Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (now part of Novartis, Inc.) Dr. Bergstrom received his Ph.D. in Pharmaceutics from the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, his M.S. in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and his B.S. in Pharmacy from Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan.

About Advantar Labs

San Diego, CA based Advantar Laboratories, Inc. is a top-tier contract testing laboratory specializing in Routine QC & Monograph Testing, Methods Development/Validation, Pre-formulation and Formulation Development, QA Consulting, Clinical Packaging/Kitting and ICH Stability Studies for small and large molecule programs ranging in phase from Pre-clinical through to Clinical and Commercial.

For additional information, visit http://www.advantarlabs.com or contact Brandon Griffin (858) 228-7788



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