Californian contract research organisation (CRO) Pacific BioLabs has appointed Michael Yakes as head of Toxicology Testing Services.
The CRO performs GLP and GMP research, as well as medical device studies Yakes will be responsible for all toxicology, PK/ADME, bioassay, and biocompatibility testing.
The appointment comes after 14 years in the pharma industry. Yakes directed pharmacology programmes and managed a team of 44 researchers at Exelixis, and was Senior Director of Translational Biology for Cleave Biosciences, overseeing toxicology, DMPK, and pharmacology testing.
West Pharmaceutical Services has appointed a new CEO in the shape of ex-Sigma-Aldrich exec Eric Green. The company provides drug delivery services for injectables companies
Green joins West from Sigma-Aldrich, where he served as Executive VP and President of Research Markets – a $1.4bn business unit – for the last two years. He succeeds current CEO Donald Morel, who will remain Chairman until July.
Grand River Aseptic Manufacturing
Contract manufacturing organisation (CMO) Grand River Aseptic Manufacturing has appointed Tom Ross CEO. He has served as President of the company since 2013.
He previously worked for generics manufacturer Perrigo and for management consultancy DWH.
Halocarbon Products Corporation, a producer of specialty fluorochemicals and inhalation anesthetics, named David Bacon as its new chief executive officer, effective April 28, 2015.