Philadelphia, PA – March 12, 2019. Leading biopharmaceutical services provider PCI Clinical Services (PCI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Lisa Spence as Director of Clinical Supply Chain – International Region.
Based out of the UK, Lisa will partner with Katy Ostertag-Johnson, Director of Clinical Supply Chain, North America, to build and lead the expansion of PCI’s SMART Supply Management team, providing a harmonized global service offering for clients executing global studies in both domestic and emerging market geographies. PCI supports commercial and investigational trial medicines destined to over 100 countries around the world and has recently further expanded operations into new acquired locations in Dublin, Ireland; Melbourne, Australia; and San Diego, California.
PCI’s SMART team directly supports clients in clinical study design and execution, facilitating smooth and efficient clinical trial supply strategies including forecasting of clinical supply demand, building drug projections, dynamic inventory management and overseeing tailored packaging, labeling and distribution models. The team leverages expertise in factors such as assessing clinical protocol revisions and analyze enrollment rates, usage, and trends to benefit clients. In this new role at PCI, Lisa brings significant logistics, operations, regulatory and clinical supply experience – having previously held senior positions at sponsor companies including MedImmune, Pfizer, GSK, and Merck.
Commenting on Lisa’s appointment, Brian Keesee, PCI Vice President and General Manager, Global Clinical Operations and Supply, said: “Lisa is highly talented, and we are delighted to welcome her to PCI. With her considerable experience in logistics and operations for global clinical studies, she will be instrumental in providing our clients with invaluable insights and best practices for executing studies more quickly and effectively. Studies are increasingly complex, with multi-country administration, factors such as cold chain or ultra cold chain requirements, as well as new advancing logistical models. Lisa is a great fit for our mission to deliver the industry-leading customer experience for PCI’s clients across the world, helping them advance new therapies to realize successful outcomes.”
Lisa said: “I am delighted to be joining PCI at this exciting time as the company is entering such a transformative period of investment and expansion. I am really looking forward to joining the team and leveraging my experience in my new role to deliver great results for both new and current clients around the world.”
PCI’s UK location recently completed significant facilities expansion, opening a new state-of-the-art building for logistical activities, investment in an additional dedicated drug product returns facility, as well as expansion of its cold chain infrastructure. The investments were further complimented by capital site expansions in North America at the Rockford, IL location, anticipated to be completed in the summer of 2019.
About PCI Pharma Services
The global healthcare industry trusts PCI for the development solutions that increase their products’ speed to market and opportunities for commercial success. Only PCI brings the proven experience that comes with more than 50 successful product launches a year and over five decades in the healthcare business. Leading technology and continued investment enables us to address global needs throughout the product life cycle — from preclinical development, clinical investigational studies, commercialization and ongoing supply. Our clients view us as an extension of their business and a collaborative partner, with the shared goal of improving patients’ lives.