Please login to the form below

Not currently logged in
Email:
Password:

EMA’s head of human medicines development steps down

Patrick Le Courtois leaves regulator after 16 years

EMA Patrick Le CourtoisThe European Medicines Agency (EMA) has announced that Dr Patrick Le Courtois is to retire as head of human medicines development and evaluation.

Dr Le Courtois (pictured right) will leave the regulatory body later this month after 16 years at the EMA, having joined in 1997 as human medicinal products head of unit support.

He then served as head of new chemical substance and head of scientific advice and orphan drugs before being appointed to the regulator's senior management team in 2001 when he became head of pre-authorisation evaluation of medicines for human use. He has been in his current position since 2009.

"Patrick's retirement brings to a close a remarkable career of 16 years of service to the Agency,” said Guido Rasi, executive director of the EMA.

“I would like to formally thank Patrick for his innumerable contributions to public health and for his resolute commitment to helping build a strong European medicines system.”

Prior to joining the EMA, Dr Le Courtois was head of oncology, anti-infectives and coordination of European Procedures at the regulatory agency for France having spent several years in the country's ministry of health.

The EMA did not say if a successor was lined up to replace Dr Le Courtois.

2nd August 2013

From: Regulatory

Share

Tags

Featured jobs

Subscribe to our email news alerts

PMHub

Add my company
Consulting at McCann Health

We are the strategic consultancy of McCann Health. We combine fresh and creative thinking with scientific and strategic depth...

Latest intelligence

OUTiCO win Best in UK Pharmaceutical Outsourcing award
The Corporate LiveWire Healthcare and Life Sciences Awards celebrate global companies and individuals who have excelled over the past 12 months....
artificial-intelligence-in-healthcare.jpg
Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare
Artificial intelligence is already out-diagnosing experts, but would you put a computer in charge of your healthcare? The good, the bad; we take a look....
World Pancreatic Cancer Day 2018: Combating misconceptions in pancreatic cancer
Patients diagnosed with pancreatic cancer face a dismal prognosis, with the disease having the lowest survival rate of all major cancers. In spite of this, pancreatic cancer research is chronically...

Infographics