Advantar Labs Adds New Sales Leadership, Brandon Griffin  
2/7/2011 8:49:56 AM

SAN DIEGO - Advantar Labs, a contract provider of GLP & GMP Research, Formulation Development and Small-scale Clincal Packaging services to Pharmaceutical, Biopharmaceutical and Medical Device companies, today announced that Mr. Brandon Griffin has joined the senior management team as VP of Sales & Marketing.

“Brandon is a crucial asset to our aggressive growth strategy over the next several years,” said Dr. Rich Kenley, CEO of Advantar Labs.

“He is a very accomplished business development professional throughout our target customer base and has the creativity, experience and sales strategy foresight, which we need to take us to the next level.”

“When we started three years ago our approach to securing new business in a tough economy was by remaining cost-effective while still competing with bigger competitors on quality and taking in smaller projects that others passed on,” said Kenley.

“It has started to pay off with triple digit growth for 2010, and with more growth expected in 2011, Brandon’s addition will further differentiate us from competitors and lead our success.”

Griffin will head the planning, implementation and management of Advantar’s sales and marketing strategy to increase its’ customer count and footprint within various target markets. Griffin brings a diverse background of sales strategy and consultative solution selling experience from within the CRO and CMO service sectors both nationally and internationally, matched with a keen approach to conducting market research and strategic partnering in the Life Sciences.

“Rich’s team is comprised of industry veterans that have held leading roles in some of the largest CRO’s not to mention have actually worked alongside a number of individuals in the lab dating back over 30 years who are now C-level leaders,” said Griffin.

“Matched with well trained and highly talented analytical and regulatory folks that have a phenomenal ‘can do’ attitude for their work, simply makes for tremendous options that my long time clients can leverage moving forward. For virtual and small-to-medium sized companies still greatly affected by this turbulent market, the plan is to continue partnering for success.”

Griffin was previously Western Regional VP of Sales with RohnerChem, a Swiss based CMO from 2008-2010 heading up sales for large-scale custom synthesis of small molecules and novel monomers/biopolymers in the U.S. Prior, Griffin held high profile business development roles for contract research services in Custom Synthesis, GLP/Bioanalytical and GMP/Analytical services throughout the Pharma, Biotech, Nutraceutical and Medical Device markets with such companies as Analytical Bio-Chemistry Laboratories, Irvine Pharmaceutical Services, and Chromadex – Griffin has a B.Sc. in Genetics and Plant Biology from U.C. Berkeley.

About Advantar Labs

Advantar, based in San Diego, CA is a contract research laboratory and small-scale clinical packaging company specializing in Routine/Compendial Analysis, Methods Development/Validation, Pre-formulation/Formulation Development, Clinical Trial Supplies & Kitting and ICH Stability Studies for small and large molecule programs including generics, proprietary drugs, biocompatibles and medical devices ranging in phase from Pre-clincal through to Clinical I-IV and Commercial.

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