PRINCETON, N.J., July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PharmaNet Development Group, Inc., an inVentiv Health Company and a leading provider of clinical development services to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, generic drug and medical device companies, announced today that it has appointed George Scott, PhD, as Vice President, Bioanalytical Services. In this role, Dr. Scott will provide leadership for PharmaNet's GLP-compliant bioanalytical laboratories in the United States and Canada. In addition, he will build upon PharmaNet's bioanalytical method development, validation and sample analysis services across the continuum of drug development and lead PharmaNet's geographical and service expansion strategies in bioanalysis.
"Dr. Scott has a very impressive scientific and operational experience base in bioanalysis," commented Riaz Bandali, President, Early Stage Development. "He has extensive knowledge of our clients' needs and is highly regarded in the industry for his scientific expertise and his business acumen."
Prior to joining PharmaNet, Dr. Scott served as Director of Pharmacokinetics and Drug Metabolism at Amgen, a world leader in biotechnology. He was responsible for overseeing the immunochemistry and small molecule bioanalytical capabilities. He was also integrally involved in the Amgen Leadership Committee that managed strategic outsourcing decisions for small molecule and large molecule programs to global bioanalytical service providers. Prior to Amgen, Dr. Scott was responsible for establishing and growing the global ligand binding services at another CRO.
Dr. Scott holds a Bachelors of Science in Neuroscience from Edinburgh University and was awarded a PhD from the University of Nottingham for studies in neuropharmacology. After four years in post-doctoral positions at Dalhousie University and the University of Montreal, he served for two years as an Assistant Professor in the faculty of Dentistry at McGill University.
PharmaNet Development Group, Inc., an inVentiv Health Company and a recognized leader of global drug development services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, generic drug, and medical device industries, provides comprehensive capabilities in Phase I-IV clinical development, bioanalytical and bioequivalence services, regulatory, staffing, and therapeutic solutions. For the applied knowledge and intelligent solutions needed to accelerate drug development programs of all sizes around the world, PharmaNet works for you. For more information, please visit www.PharmaNet.com.
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