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Our team is your team.

Gain access to Big Pharma level talent without the cost or risk of a full-time team.

The biggest drivers of pharmaceutical innovation today are small pharma companies and startups with exciting ideas and potential but few resources to take them forward. Without the expertise, innovative thinking and superior management to drive concepts from laboratory proof of concept to clinical proof of concept, the wheels of innovation can spin in place. We cannot come up with your ideas, but we can help you realize them.

Founded in 2003, and headquartered in North Carolina’s Research Triangle, with additional outposts on the East and West Coasts, we are an established, private, virtual, drug development company with a proven track record of developing small and large molecules from benchtop to clinic to market.

We maintain a core staff of senior experts, program leaders, and project managers — all supplemented by a large network of associates with expertise spanning just about every niche in pharmaceutical development. Whether you have a small molecule, a protein, a nucleotide therapeutic, or a drug/device combination, we bring the right expertise to you.

A Tailored Approach

From short consultations to the execution of a full development program, we have the flexibility and scalability to manage all aspects of your project right through regulatory approval. No challenges in ramping up.

Meet Our Team

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Michelle Higgin, Ph.D.

Managing Principal

Expertise: Strategic Planning & Program Leadership

Ph.D. in Biochemistry

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Bruce Rehlaender, Ph.D.

Principal

Expertise: Formulation Development & Pharmacokinetics

Ph.D. in Biopharmaceutics

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Tilmann Brotz, Ph.D.

Principal

Expertise: Strategic Planning & Program Leadership

Ph.D. in Neuroscience

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Murali Duvvuri, Ph.D.

Principal

Expertise: CMC Management and Regulatory

Ph.D. in Pharmaceutics

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Rick Soltero, Ph.D.

Founder
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Cathi Clark

VP, Business Development & Operations
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Andria Barrett, MBA

VP of HR & Finance
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Kathy McKinley

Office Administrator
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Bethany Leins, PMP

Project Manager
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Karen McKenzie, PMP

Program Manager
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Lisa Bastiani Lallos, Ph.D.

Project Manager
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Sara McKenzie, Ph.D., MBA

Strategic Program Lead
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Tracy DeLozier, Ph.D.

Project Manager
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Julie Pribyl

Project Manager
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Christy Damphousse

Project Manager
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Ranjani Ganesan

Project Manager
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Partner with us to minimize expenses and maximize results.

At PharmaDirections, gain access to top talent without the cost or risk of a full-time, in-house team. More than just a consultant or outside vendor, we are an extension of your team and are accountable for all aspects of a project, from discovery to regulatory approval.

Our core staff of senior experts, project leaders, and project managers are supplemented by a large network of associates with expertise spanning just about every niche in pharmaceutical development. Whether you have a small molecule, a protein, or a drug/device combination, we’ve got you covered.

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We take a unique product, molecule or idea.

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We surround it with an expert development team.

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We get it into the clinic quickly and affordably.

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We deliver results.

Our Approach

  • We adapt. We adapt our strength in drug development to fit your unique vision, philosophy, and culture.
  • We have integrity. We are transparent in all that we do and hold ourselves accountable to each other and to our clients.
  • We are focused on the long haul. We are committed to forging long-term client relationships that yield continued value, year after year.
  • We are accountable. We hold ourselves accountable to our clients, to the integrity of the studies, and to patients who need safe and effective therapies.
  • We are creative. We arrive at innovative solutions to complex problems. If there is a better way to get from here to there, we'll find it.
  • We are engaged. Our vast associate network is fully embedded with our clients, complementing and collaborating with their existing teams.

Our Partners

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