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PPD appoints Dr David Johnston

He will direct the CRO's laboratory services business

Dr David JohnstonUS-based contract research organisation PPD has appointed Dr David Johnston to direct its laboratory services business.

He joins the CRO as executive vice president of global laboratory services after 16 years with medical laboratory firm LabCorp, where he was most recently senior vice president and global head of the clinical trials business.

William Sharbaugh, chief operating officer of PPD, said: “David brings extensive leadership experience as well as scientific, medical and operational expertise.

“As pharmaceutical companies seek to increase productivity and reduce clinical development expense, I am confident David will help us drive innovative strategies as we continue integrating laboratory services with our phase I-IV offerings to provide clients end-to-end value-chain capabilities.”

PPD currently runs labs in Asia, Europe and North America with a service offering that spans small and large molecules.

23rd August 2013

From: Research

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