Appointments at the EMA, SCM Pharma, Silence Therapeutics and Akrimax Pharmaceuticals – People on the move

By Nick Taylor

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in-PharmaTechnologist presents its latest round up of movements in the pharma sector, including appointments at the EMA, SCM Pharma, Silence Therapeutics and Akrimax Pharmaceuticals.

The European Medicines Agency​ (EMA) has named Alexis Nolte ​as head of its quality of medicines sector. Nolte has worked as principal scientific administrator in the sector since 1999 and will now replace John Purves​.

Also, the EMA has appointed Jean-Claude Brival ​as head of its product data management sector.

Diane Sharp ​has joined SCM Pharma ​as managing director to accelerate the CMO’s growth. Sharp replaces Shirley Dann​, who will remain a director and lead the firm’s business development team. Before joining SCM Sharp was managing director of Mechetronics.

Polyplus-transfection SA ​has appointed Mark Bloomfield ​as CEO. Bloomfield replaces Frédéric Perraud ​who is taking the positions of deputy CEO and chief operating officer.

Before joining Polyplus Bloomfield worked at Hewlett-Packard, Agilent Technologies, Thermo Electron and Applied Biosystems.

Jorg Kaufmann ​has been promoted the position of vice president (VP) of research at Silence Therapeutics​. Kaufmann joined Silence in 2000 having previously worked at Chiron.

Novasep ​has strengthened operations with two appointments. Stephen Stefano ​joins the contract manufacturing organisation (CMO) as president and CEO of the North American business, having previously spent 29 years at Glaxo, GlaxoWellcome and GlaxoSmithKline.

In addition, Patrick Glaser​ has been hired as president and CEO of the synthesis division. Over the past 24 years Glaser has worked at Knoll Pharmaceuticals, BASF and Dr Reddy’s Laboratories.

Neil Larimer ​has joined Akrimax Pharmaceuticals​ as VP business development and manufacturing alliances. Larimer previously worked at DPT Laboratories​.

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