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Intertek appoints new scientific director for immunochemistry to expedite clients’ biopharmaceutical development.


San Diego, United States – Intertek, a leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide, appoints Dr Manju Saxena as Scientific Director at Intertek’s Immunochemistry Centre of Excellence in San Diego, USA.

Dr Saxena’ experience spans 20 years managing and directing discovery and bioanalytical projects in global contract research organizations and pharmaceutical development companies including Amylin Pharmaceuticals and Kirin Pharma USA.

Dr Saxena will lead scientific strategy at the Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) compliant laboratory in San Diego, and will be responsible for enhancing the design, validation and transfer of bioanalytical assays supporting discovery through to late phase programs for clients developing biopharmaceutical products. In November 2014, a newly, expanded, purpose-outfitted facility spanning 46,000 square feet of laboratories and offices at Wateridge Summit, San Diego, California will become operational with a formal launch to follow in 2015.

Chetan Parmar, Senior Vice President of Intertek Life Sciences, said “Expanding our large molecule bioanalytical capacity and enhancing our team with additional scientific experts, such as Dr Saxena, allows us to address the complex challenges our clients encounter throughout their drug development programs and provide them with the right data for informed decision-making, helping them to meet their milestones “

Intertek provides bioanalytical capabilities for biomolecules including quantitative bioanalytical assays for preclinical and clinical studies and immunogenicity assessment. Intertek has over 20 years’ experience in conducting regulated bioanalytical studies supporting the development of pharmaceuticals and biopharmaceuticals provided through our global network of state-of-the-art GLP-compliant laboratories located in California, US (El Dorado Hills and San Diego) and in the UK (Manchester).

Dr Saxena and her technical and commercial colleagues will be attending the 2014 AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition (Booth 1917). The team will be delighted to expand more on the new facility and recent technical developments. Find out more at:,


Dr Lorna Kettle
Marketing Manager
Intertek Pharmaceutical Services
Tel.:+44 161 721 1476

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