Innovate and Deliver
The leadership team of Seda Pharmaceutical Development Services have several decades of big pharma industrial experience and have been responsible for delivering numerous products to approval, commercialisation and subsequent product maintenance. The leadership team have a track record of driving new thinking in their disciplines and have extensive early development, late development and drug registration stage experience including written, teleconference and face to face regulatory interactions.
Paul W Stott BPharm (Hons) PhD
Chief Executive Officer
Paul is an established pharma executive with extensive global experience. Prior to joining Seda he was Vice President, Global Product Development at AstraZeneca, leading a group of over 350 scientists and engineers in the development of all products, manufacturing processes and analytical methods for the AstraZeneca small molecule portfolio.
AstraZeneca Global Product Development has centres in the UK, Sweden, US and China and a network of partnerships with colleagues all over the world and under Paul's stewardship registered 10 global products.
At AstraZeneca Paul was accountable for the Drug Product CMC component of all Due Diligence assessments and was CMC lead on several multibillion dollar acquisitions. In addition, Paul is a visiting Professor of Pharmaceutics at the University of Manchester, UK and founder of the North West Centre for Drug Delivery (NoWCADD) at the University.
He is a proven senior manager and strategic leader in Pharmaceutical Development with experience across geographical boundaries. Passionate about the development of individual and group capabilities and the application of innovation and scientific rigour to bring new medicinal products to market.
He is recognised within the Industry and with Regulatory Agencies as a driving force in the establishment and realisation of best practice in CMC Quality by Design.
Paul A Dickinson BPharm (Hons) PhD
Director and Founder
Paul has held several senior science leadership roles in Academia and Large Pharma. These roles focused on applying the best science in projects to ensure optimal product performance in the patient, thus bridging pharmaceutical and clinical disciplines.
Immediately prior to founding Seda Pharmaceutical Development Services Paul was Senior Clinical Pharmacology Scientist at AstraZeneca and led the clinical pharmacology program to NDA/MAA for AZD9291/osimertinib, which had been awarded ‘breakthrough therapy’ status by the FDA. Formerly Paul was a Principal Scientist within Pharmaceutical Development (AZ) leading both the global biopharmaceutics network and the Medicines Evaluation science community (USA, SE, UK).
Paul has been at the forefront of recent advances in the understanding of in vitro performance criteria that assure product performance in the patient. Paul is involved in FDA led efforts to combine biopharmaceutics with ICH Q8 and is past Chair of the AAPS ‘QbD and product performance’ focus group.
Marcel de Matas BSc (Hons) PhD FRSC CChem
Director and Founder
Marcel has a track record in a range of management and senior scientific positions in industry and academia. Most recently he was a Principal Scientist in Product Design and Innovation at AstraZeneca, where he was responsible for introducing the latest science, new technologies (advanced drug delivery and manufacturing) and product design thinking into the Product Development group.
Marcel has led technical activities, provided project leadership and has managed product development teams responsible for the delivery of drug projects from initial concept design through late stage development, regulatory submission and launch (including advanced drug delivery systems). He has led teams at the drug discovery-development interface, assessing the level of chemistry manufacturing and controls (CMC) technical risk and defining product design strategies in early development. Project experience has covered projects across a range of disease and therapy areas with substantial experience in the oncology field.