Ian is a Managing Partner of Verta Life Sciences. He has over 26 years of experience in the Pharmaceutical and Medical Device sector. With a proven track record in Consulting for the last 12 years, Ian has extensive knowledge in all areas of product development, manufacturing processes, business development and worldwide regulatory requirements that supports his focused insight and leadership for multi-disciplinary teams of Health Care Projects.
Ian studied mechanical engineering at Southampton Solent University and after working for a number of the Southampton University engineering research departments, began his pharmaceutical career developing microwave processing techniques and then all methods of product development and manufacturing process technologies. Moving across to commercialization, he acted as the strategic technologies advisor for the startup of a new business division in the USA and on return to the UK took up the management of the process/engineering and commercial contracts groups of GEAs pharmaceutical division until he returned to the USA as Business Director for Atlantic Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Ian has supported CMC formulation development through commercial production, working for large multi-nationals such as GSK, GEA, and Pfizer as well as small venture-supported companies entering the healthcare sector. He has successfully developed commercial international teams and negotiated product licenses and contracts globally, especially throughout Europe, Asia and the Middle East
Ian has presented and published internationally on a variety of processing methodologies and is (or was) a member of the IChemE, ISPE, LES, and AAPS – for which he has served on the ‘Solid Oral Dosage Forms’ conference organizing committee.
Ian lives in Columbia MD USA with his wife and family.