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Our Purpose

The primary focus of our work at SEDA is to add value to our Clients.

We achieve this through the pragmatic application of scientific excellence in Pharmaceutical Technology and Clinical Pharmacology. Our ambition is to provide our Clients with the experience and level of expertise that may be found in the development functions of major pharmaceutical companies but with the speed and flexibility required in the fast moving biotech sector.

Our knowledge and experience allow us to quickly identify the essential experiments for the phase of development and deliver a suitable data package to meet the regulatory expectations whilst ensuring that the clinical programme has the best chance of success. Equally important is our ability to identify work that can be delayed until after the next value inflection point to ensure that the spend profile is managed appropriately.

We understand that speed is of the essence, particularly in early stages of development, and we ensure that our systems and process have the agility to stay off the critical path.

We know that if we can contribute to the value proposition of our Clients, we will play our part in bringing new, innovative therapies to patients.

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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:

    • Oral Drug Delivery
    • Complex Parenterals
    • 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:

      • DMPK and Dose Selection
      • Pharmacokinetic Modelling
      • Complex Parenterals
      • 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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