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The leadership team all have several decades of big pharma industrial experience and have been responsible for delivering numerous products through development to launch while our experienced team of scientists are all experts in their chosen field. If you wish to contact any of our team with a specific question or enquiry you can do so below and they will be happy to help. Expect a reply typically within 48 hours.

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  • Oral Drug Delivery
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  • Analytical Sciences
  • Chemical Development

Leadership Team

Expertise:

  • Oral Drug Delivery
  • Complex Medicines
  • Paediatric Product Development
  • Regulatory CMC

Paul W Stott

BPharm (Hons) PhD

Director & CEO

Paul W Stott

BPharm (Hons) PhD

Director & CEO

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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.

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    Expertise:

    • Oral Drug Delivery
    • Complex Medicines
    • Paediatric Product Development
    • Regulatory CMC
    • Analytical Sciences

    Marcel de Matas

    BSc (Hons) PhD FRSC CChem

    Director & Co-Founder

    Marcel de Matas

    BSc (Hons) PhD FRSC CChem

    Director & Co-Founder

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    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.

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      Expertise:

      • DMPK and Dose Selection
      • Pharmacokinetic Modelling
      • Complex Medicines
      • Regulatory CMC
      • Clinical Pharmacology

      Paul A Dickinson

      BPharm (Hons) PhD

      Director & Co-Founder

      Paul A Dickinson

      BPharm (Hons) PhD

      Director & Co-Founder

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      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 including clinically relevant dissolution specifications (CRDS).  Paul has co-authored papers with FDA staff focussed on efforts to combine biopharmaceutics with ICH Q8 (BioRAM) and is past Chair of the AAPS ‘QbD and product performance’ focus group.

       

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        Our Team

        Expertise:

        • Oral Drug Delivery
        • DMPK and Dose Selection
        • Pharmacokinetic Modelling

        Linette Ruston

        BSc (Hons) PhD

        Senior Principal Scientist: ADME

        Linette Ruston

        BSc (Hons) PhD

        Senior Principal Scientist: ADME

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        Linette is a Senior Principal Scientist at Seda with a BSc (Hons) and PhD in Chemistry from Universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh, respectively.  She is an experienced Biopharmaceutics and DMPK scientist having spent 17+ years with AstraZeneca where she held roles in Discovery and Early Pharmaceutical Development, providing expert physicochemical, ADME and Biopharmaceutics input into compound design and selection, and applied knowledge of in vitro, in silico and in vivo models to enable material choice and project progression from discovery to early clinical development.  Her current focus is on translation of DMPK/PD and biopharmaceutics understanding into meaningful product and clinical study design within Seda.

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          Expertise:

          • Pharmacokinetic Modelling

          Jake Dickinson

          BSc (Hons)

          Senior Modeller

          Jake Dickinson

          BSc (Hons)

          Senior Modeller

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          A physics graduate, with over 3 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry. Jake has applied analytical, mathematical, and problem-solving skills to the assessment of the likelihood of drug candidate success and to identify the likely risks involved in the formulation of a drug. Areas of expertise include PK / PK-PD-TGI modelling in preclinical species and translation to man to aid in dose prediction. Jake has developed models and applications including Nora Max, an in silico absorption model, that aids decision making in late preclinical and early clinical drug development phases of drug development and enables the identification of the formulation technologies required for FiH.

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            Expertise:

            • Oral Drug Delivery
            • Paediatric Product Development
            • Complex Medicines

            Shanoo Buhdheo

            BSc (Hons)

            Principal Scientist

            Shanoo Buhdheo

            BSc (Hons)

            Principal Scientist

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            Shanoo is an experienced pharmaceutical development scientist with many years’ experience in large pharma and the biotech sector. She has a particular interest in biopharmaceutics, development of clinically relevant in vitro tests and the development of products for paediatrics.

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              Expertise:

              • Complex Medicines
              • Pharmacokinetic Modelling
              • Clinical Pharmacology

              Claire Patterson

              MPharm (Hons) PhD

              Senior Principal Scientist

              Claire Patterson

              MPharm (Hons) PhD

              Senior Principal Scientist

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              Claire Patterson is Senior Principal Scientist at Seda with a Master of Pharmacy (MPharm) and a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutics from the Universities of Nottingham and University College London respectively. Claire is an experienced Biopharmaceutics scientist having spent 12 years with former employer AstraZeneca with roles in Early and Late Stage Product Development, linking in vitro to in vivo product performance. Current focus areas include subcutaneous and complex parenteral biopharmaceutics (including nanomedicines) and other non-oral routes of administration.

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                Expertise:

                • Oral Drug Delivery
                • Complex Medicines
                • Regulatory CMC

                Nicola Parisi

                MSc PhD

                Principal Scientist

                Nicola Parisi

                MSc PhD

                Principal Scientist

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                Nicola holds a MSc in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from the University of Messina and a PhD in Pharmaceutics from UCL School of Pharmacy. He is an accomplished Formulation Scientist with 9+ years’ experience in the field and roles at AstraZeneca and GlaxoSmithKline. He additionally holds a qualification from the Association for Project Management (PFQ). He is expert in planning, leading and managing clinical drug product development projects and has a deep understanding of change control, risk and stakeholder management processes.

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                  Expertise:

                  • DMPK and Dose Selection
                  • Oral Drug Delivery
                  • Complex Medicines
                  • Pharmacokinetic Modelling
                  • Clinical Pharmacology

                  Wang Wang Lee

                  MPharm (Hons) PhD GPhC

                  Principal Scientist

                  Wang Wang Lee

                  MPharm (Hons) PhD GPhC

                  Principal Scientist

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                  Wang Wang Lee is a GPhC registered pharmacist with a PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences and MBA from the University of Strathclyde. She has deep industry and academic experience particularly in the areas of biopharmaceutics and product development. Her expertise in early and late stage development, risk assessing and mitigating the development challenges has helped clients transition compounds into the clinic from discovery. Most recently, she is interested in DMPK and clinical pharmacology projects for poorly solubles and complex parenterals.

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                    Expertise:

                    • Complex Medicines
                    • Oral Drug Delivery

                    Paul Gellert

                    BA DPhil

                    Consultant - Complex Medicines

                    Paul Gellert

                    BA DPhil

                    Consultant - Complex Medicines

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                    Paul has 33+ years’ experience in Drug Discovery and Development at AstraZeneca, specialising in novel formulation, drug delivery and product design. He has led many projects and teams in identifying, evaluating and designing novel viable drug delivery-based products and new drug delivery technologies across a broad range of routes of administration and drug modalities including many complex medicines.

                    From 2017 to 2021, in additional to his role as Senior Principal Scientist in Drug Delivery, Paul was the Science & Innovation Director for Drug Delivery and Product Design, accountable for driving and championing science and innovation in drug delivery and product design to create new implementable business opportunities. Paul started and led AstraZeneca’s Global Novel Drug Delivery Network for many years and is widely recognised outside AstraZeneca as an expert on drug delivery technologies and the external drug delivery environment, including patent and intellectual property aspects.

                    Paul has collaborated extensively with academic groups and drug delivery companies and is the co-author and co-inventor of a number of publications and patent applications. He has been a member of a range of external groups including Editorial advisory board member for the Nanomedicine journal, Scientific Advisory Board member and Programme Chair for the Controlled Release Society Conference, Scientific Consultant to the Wellcome Trust and EPSRC programme External Advisory Board member.

                     

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                      Expertise:

                      • Chemical Development
                      • Regulatory CMC

                      Bill Moss

                      BSc (Hons) PhD

                      Consultant - Chem. Dev.

                      Bill Moss

                      BSc (Hons) PhD

                      Consultant - Chem. Dev.

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                      Dr Bill Moss has over 25 years’ experience as a scientist and leader working in the following areas:

                      • Chemical Development and manufacture of clinical and commercial drug substance
                      • Expertise in the Discovery interface, Preclinical and Phase1/Phase II development, supporting the progression of new candidate drugs from discovery into development
                      • Drug substance project strategy development and integration with drug product, safety and clinical planning
                      • Extensive experience of outsourcing drug substance development and manufacture
                      • Authoring and reviewing regulatory submissions from Phase I to marketing submissions

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                        Expertise:

                        • Analytical Sciences
                        • Regulatory CMC

                        Peter Doyle

                        BSc (Hons) MSc PhD

                        Consultant - Analytical Sci.

                        Peter Doyle

                        BSc (Hons) MSc PhD

                        Consultant - Analytical Sci.

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                        Peter has worked in the pharmaceutical and healthcare sector for over 25 years with leadership and scientific positions at J&J, AstraZeneca and Glaxo. He has extensive experience in the management of outsourced projects with a focus on analytical development activities. Peter has authored many regulatory submissions from FiH to NDA / MAA and has an expert understanding of the regulatory requirements at each stage of development. He has been a consultant to the biotech sector since 2017.

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                          Expertise:

                          • Oral Drug Delivery
                          • Complex Medicines

                          Talbir Austin

                          BSc (Hons) PhD CChem MRSC

                          Consultant - Material Sciences

                          Talbir Austin

                          BSc (Hons) PhD CChem MRSC

                          Consultant - Material Sciences

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                          Dr Talbir (Tal) Austin is a consultant providing expertise in solid state, material design and characterisation, and development with particular focus on the early development phase.

                          Dr Austin is a structural organic chemist who has worked within the pharmaceutical industry for nearly three decades. Her previous positions involved complex problem solving and troubleshooting of projects – overseeing material design, selection and development, from the Preclinical phase through to Early Development at AstraZeneca. She also led the design and implementation of AstraZeneca’s material selection strategy at the discovery and development interface. Dr Austin has extensive experience in optimising material properties for different therapy areas (Respiratory, Inflammation, CNS, CV, GI and Oncology) and modes of administration; oral, inhalation, parenteral, topical.

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                            Expertise:

                            • Regulatory CMC

                            Roy Jamieson

                            BPharm (Hons)

                            Consultant - Regulatory CMC

                            Roy Jamieson

                            BPharm (Hons)

                            Consultant - Regulatory CMC

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                            Roy is an experienced Pharma Industry & Regulatory CMC professional having spent time as a quality assessor at MHRA and with over 25 years in large pharma organisations leading numerous small molecule projects from FTiH through Marketing Authorisation and launch. As an Independent Consultant he has worked with many small companies as well as collaborating with consultancy firms and is currently supporting the South African Agency (SAHPRA) as a Quality/CMC reviewer supporting their generic backlog programme.

                            Roy has successfully led 4 major global submissions through Phase 3 to marketing authorisation approval. His key area of regulatory scientific expertise and interest centres on biopharmaceutics aspects of solid oral dosage forms of small molecules and the bridge between quality performance and the pharmacokinetic profile linked to safety and efficacy.

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                              Expertise:

                              • Pharmacokinetic Modelling

                              Parmesh Gajjar

                              BA (Hons) MMath PhD

                              Principal Scientist

                              Parmesh Gajjar

                              BA (Hons) MMath PhD

                              Principal Scientist

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                              Parmesh has a strong mathematical background with a BA (Hons) & MMath from the University of Cambridge and a PhD in Applied Mathematics from the University of Manchester. He has 5 years of pharmaceutical experience working on the physical characterisation of inhalation medicines, working alongside large Pharma and Contract Drug Manufacturing Organisations (CDMOs). At SEDA, he will be applying his problem-solving ability to pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic modelling.

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                                Expertise:

                                • Complex Medicines
                                • Oral Drug Delivery

                                Alexander Clout

                                BSc (Hons) PhD

                                Senior Scientist

                                Alexander Clout

                                BSc (Hons) PhD

                                Senior Scientist

                                Alex has a background in chemistry and holds a PhD in pharmaceutics from University College London, during which he gained extensive experience in the solid-state characterisation of pharmaceutical materials, including polymorphism and co-crystallisation, combining both thermal and structural analyses to develop a full picture of the changes occurring when materials undergo phase transitions. More recently he has worked on projects in formulation development with a particular focus on the microfluidic manufacture of nanomaterials for administration of sustained release parenterals. He also has valuable experience in the development and manufacture of oral solid dosage forms.

                                Expertise:

                                • Complex Medicines

                                Fanny Joubert

                                BSc (Hons) PhD

                                Senior Scientist

                                Fanny Joubert

                                BSc (Hons) PhD

                                Senior Scientist

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                                Fanny has a strong educational training with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry followed by an engineer diploma in Materials Science and finally a PhD in Polymer Chemistry. Following her studies, she has worked as a Research Associate for 6+ years in both Academia and large Pharma focussing on polymers for healthcare and precision nanomedicine applications. She joined Seda as Senior Scientist to facilitate the development of complex parenterals using her knowledge of Nanotechnology.

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                                  Expertise:

                                  • Pharmacokinetic Modelling

                                  Harri Dickinson

                                  BSc (Hons)

                                  Modeller

                                  Harri Dickinson

                                  BSc (Hons)

                                  Modeller

                                  Harri is able to apply commercially available software PK-Sim, in order to form translational PB-PK modelling for different species or populations and help with dose selection in the early clinical stage settings. As a Mathematics graduate his background enables him to bring systems thinking to PK modelling to identify sources of uncertainty and risk.

                                  Expertise:

                                  • Analytical Sciences

                                  Alan Raoof

                                  BSc MSc

                                  Scientist

                                  Alan Raoof

                                  BSc MSc

                                  Scientist

                                  Alan is an overseas Pharmacist with 9 years’ experience in the pharmacy environment. He has an MSc degree with distinction in Drug Design and Discovery from the University of Salford, and another MSc in Pharmaceutical Analysis from the University of Strathclyde. Alan has experience working as a QC analyst for almost 2 years in a GMP environment, and has worked for 2 years as an assistant lecturer in the School of Pharmacy at University of Sulaimani. He has special interests in characterisation of pharmaceutical materials, nanomedicines, analytical method development and utilising spectroscopy and chromatography in chemical and bioanalysis.

                                  Expertise:

                                  • Analytical Sciences

                                  Toby Goodall-Munroe

                                  MChem

                                  Scientist

                                  Toby Goodall-Munroe

                                  MChem

                                  Scientist

                                  Toby is an MChem graduate from the University of Sheffield, focused on the development and characterisation of novel metal-organic nanosheets within the Foster research group. Areas of experience include analytical science and chemical development. Toby formally joined SEDA as an analytical scientist in 2021.

                                  Expertise:

                                  • Analytical Sciences

                                  Elizabeth Wright

                                  BSc (Hons)

                                  Scientist

                                  Elizabeth Wright

                                  BSc (Hons)

                                  Scientist

                                  Elizabeth studied chemistry at the University of Sheffield and has been working as an analytical scientist for past 7 years. She has a broad range of experience in using different analytical techniques, such as HPLC, GC-MS, ICP-OES, Karl Fisher, XRF. She also has experience of testing clinical samples for toxicology and is keen to focus on method development. 

                                  Expertise:

                                  • Oral Drug Delivery
                                  • Complex Medicines

                                  Elen Roberts

                                  BSc (Hons)

                                  Scientist

                                  Elen Roberts

                                  BSc (Hons)

                                  Scientist

                                  First class Medical Science graduate with 1.5 years experience working in the pharmaceutical industry. Areas of focus include formulation development for both preclinical and clinical studies across a range of administrative routes and indications, including the use of amorphous solid dispersions to enhance the solubility of poorly soluble compounds.

                                  Lorraine Jones

                                  BSc (Hons)

                                  Scientist

                                  Lorraine Jones

                                  BSc (Hons)

                                  Scientist

                                  Lorraine has over 20 years’ high quality laboratory experience at a leading global pharmaceutical company and one of the world’s leading toxicology laboratories. She is experienced in most aspects of drug development and toxicology, ranging from pre-clinical toxicology through to human clinical trials.

                                  Expertise:

                                  • Oral Drug Delivery
                                  • Analytical Sciences

                                  Sin Nee Teoh

                                  BSc (Hons) MRes

                                  Scientist

                                  Sin Nee Teoh

                                  BSc (Hons) MRes

                                  Scientist

                                  Sin Nee has a Medicine and tissue engineering background with 1.5 years’ experience working in the pharmaceutical industry. Areas of experience include formulation development for preclinical and clinical studies as well as analytical development for Client specific compounds. Responsible for method development and upkeep of LC systems in Seda.

                                  Expertise:

                                  • Oral Drug Delivery
                                  • Analytical Sciences

                                  Vivien Lin

                                  BSc (Hons) MRes

                                  Scientist

                                  Vivien Lin

                                  BSc (Hons) MRes

                                  Scientist

                                  Biomaterial and tissue engineering graduate with a MRes in regenerative medicine. Working in the pharmaceutical industry for 1 year. Focus on analytical and formulation development for both preclinical and clinical studies.

                                  Expertise:

                                  • Analytical Sciences

                                  Emily Stables

                                  BSc MSc

                                  Scientist

                                  Emily Stables

                                  BSc MSc

                                  Scientist

                                  Emily Stables has a first-class BSc in Chemistry and MSc with Distinction in Drug Discovery, Development and Delivery with a project on Immunomodulating Brain Targeting Peptide-Based Nanoparticles. She also has experience working with analytical techniques such as PXRD, HPLC, IR, NMR, DSC, TGA and flow cytometry Emily’s areas of focus at Seda will be formulation development for preclinical and clinical studies alongside analytical development. 

                                  Kati de Matas

                                  BSc (Hons)

                                  Business Administrator

                                  Kati de Matas

                                  BSc (Hons)

                                  Business Administrator

                                  Kati is a first-class maths graduate from Keele University and has 1.5 years’ experience working for a marketing and advertising agency. With a mathematical background, she has a particular interest in finance management and accounting. Kati provides support within all areas of the business, to enhance efficiency and productivity, including procurement, finance management and marketing.