Contract biopharm services discussions on Twitter

By Nick Taylor

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Outsourcing-Pharma presents 10 of the top individuals discussing contract services and related topics on Twitter.

Below we round up 10 Twitter accounts of interest to those in contract services and wider biopharm sectors. Posts from the selected accounts are displayed at the bottom and the list can be followed here​.




Tina Avanzato Chiodo, a clinical research consultant and former employee of ImClone and Schering-Plough, posts on good clinical practice (GCP) and compliance as @GCPworks​; a timely, informative source of news on clinical research and associated topics.



@SciTri​, the Twitter account of Sabine Vollmer of Science in the Triangle​, covers news emerging from Research Triangle Park (RTP), North Carolina, US, as well as broader scientific issues. Consequently, @SciTri is a good source of news on companies such Patheon and Quintiles​.


@BiotechTweet​ is the Twitter account of Ian Hallett, European business development manager at Xceleron. On Twitter Hallett engages in conversations about the biopharm industry​, links to news articles​, and updates on activities at Xceleron​.


Judy Stone, an infectious disease specialist and author of Conducting Clinical Research: A Practical Guide​, shares news and insights on Twitter as @DrJudyStone​. Drawing on 20 years of Phase II and III trial experience Stone provides a stream of clinical research information.




Marcel Brussee, a senior manager at Patheon, shares biopharm, contract service and general news on Twitter as @MarcelBrusse​. Some of Brussee’s posts relate directly to Patheon​ but many look at other issues, from thalidomide​ to why CDs are 74 minutes long​.



@jacquiemardell​ is the Twitter account of Jacquie Mardell, a clinical research consultant with 29 years of experience in big pharma and biotech. Mardell uses Twitter to share information about clinical trials, regulatory changes and updates from her blog, 2 Decades & Counting​.



An engaging source of clinical trial news and discussion @TheRealDanSfera​, owner of South Coast Clinical Trials, has a particular interest in central nervous system research. Sfera also runs The Clinical Trials Guru​ blog.


Following @blehr11​, the Twitter account of SAFC director and blogger​ Bruce Lehr, should ensure you are up to date on developments across the biopharm sector, as well as better informed about the National Football League (NFL).


Timothy Hughes, EMEA business development director, life science at Oracle, posts on Twitter as @Timothy_Hughes​. Posts and re-tweets, the re-posting of someone else’s message​, by Hughes cover supply chain security, cloud computing, IT and news from Oracle.



@jfdelas​, the Twitter account of Jean-Francois Delas, vice president at Kinapse, provides followers with a stream of news about the pharma and healthcare industries.

Closing comments

This list, like our collation of CROs and CMOs on Twitter​, is far from comprehensive but should serve as a starting point. Spending time on Twitter, seeing who the listed people follow and who they interact with will lead to discovery of more posters.

To suggest other accounts worth following, and there are many more, or post questions or comments about Twitter or this article, please get in touch through our comment section. You can also follow Outsourcing-Pharma on Twitter​.

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