News from AMRI, Ark, and IMC – People on the move

By Natalie Morrison

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News from AMRI, Ark, and IMC – People on the move presents its latest round-up of the latest newcomers and career climbers in the world of pharmaceuticals, including news from AMRI, Ark, and IMC.

AMRI​ has boosted its discovery capabilities in India with the appointments of Srinivas Nanduri​ and Suneel Kumar Bommisetty​.

Nanduri, previously the contract research and manufacturing organisation’s research director, will become director of medicinal chemistry in India, whilst Bommisetty will be senior research associate of computational chemistry.

He joins the firm from GVK Biosciences, where he was a scientific associate.

Subramanyam Maddala, president of India operations at AMRI, said: "AMRI is committed to providing best-of-class services to our customers, and servicing the entire value chain of contract research services. These additions enhance our capabilities to move towards that target."

Ark Therapeutics Group​ has appointed David Venables​ as CEO.

Venables first became involved with Ark when he joined the board this April, and has since focussed on the development of the CDMO’s (contract development and manufacturing organisation) viral capabilities in Finland.

He will take the helm after current chief Martyn Williams ​steps down at the end of this month.

Chairman Iain Ross said: "I am delighted that we were able to attract David to Ark earlier in the year and I am confident that under his leadership we will build a world-leading development and viral manufacturing services business.”

Life Sciences professional education specialist Informed Medical Communications(IMC) ​has named Betty Michelson​ VP of business development.

She joins the firm from healthcare marketing firm Heartbeat Ideas, where she was also VP of business development.

“Given her leadership role in relationship marketing over the last decade, she is uniquely qualified to help us succeed,”​ CEO Steven Budd said.

Healthcare ad agency AbelsonTaylor​ has hired Fleurette Ella​ as an MRL (medical-regulatory-legal) moderator.

In her new role she will ensure the accuracy of all marketing materials and assure compliance with medical, legal and regulatory guidelines.

Previously, she worked in business development and marketing for two years at ATI Physical Therapy.

EasyMed Services ​has drafted in Tejinder Sahota​ as CEO.

He joins the medical information technology firm from Accenture, where he was a management consultant.

“We are at the cusp of a global roll out and I personally am very excited to join this new venture,"​ he said.

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