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Euprotec Names Operations Director

January 18, 2013

Thommes to head infectious disease research growth

Dr. Pia Thommes has been appointed scientific operations director at Euprotec, a UK-based CRO. Dr. Thommes will lead Euprotec’s anti-viral area of research and further develop its portfolio of infectious disease biology services.
She joins the company from AstraZeneca, where she was associate director in the oncology department. She has 15 years of experience and held increasingly senior positions with large pharmaceutical companies, including GlaxoSmithKline, where she has been involved in numerous anti-viral discovery programs.
Lloyd Payne, chief executive of Euprotec said, “Pia brings a wealth of experience and profound knowledge to the team and will be a huge asset to the company as we enter an exciting phase of expansion. We are certain that she will help drive our growth and assist in our mission to position Euprotec as a globally recognized center of excellence for anti-infective drug development.”