Panthera Biopartners recruits business development specialist

Preston-based medical trials firm Panthera Biopartners has appointed Chris Dodd as executive vice president of business development.

Chris holds a BSc in Bio-medicine and joins the company from Accelerated Enrolment Solutions where he led the world’s largest commercial team on site and patient access. Prior to that, he held senior management positions at Medtronic, Beckton Dickinson and Bracket Global.

At Panthera, which launched last year and began trials in November, Chris will specialise in the development of Panthera’s CNS and oncology expertise.

He said: "I am looking forward to developing our network of specialist sites in oncology, neurology and psychiatry where there is a huge demand for top tier sites with specialist PIs."

John Lyon, chairman, said: "Chris has a proven record of working with clients across the world and will be leading the business development for our growing network of specialist services. This is an area highlighted by our clients in the industry where there is a real need for professionally run sites."

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