Pharmarama Appoints Sandra Morales to Senior Operations Post

November 17, 2009

Former AMGEN Manager to Oversee Operations at the Company's New Facility in Massachusetts

London, England and Medfield, Mass., - November 13, 2009 - Pharmarama, a leader in the strategic sourcing of comparator drugs for global clinical trials, today announced that it has appointed Sandra Morales to the new position of Senior Operations Manager.  Morales will oversee all operational aspects of Pharmarama's new storage and distribution facility in Medfield, Mass., including environmental health and safety, purchasing, regulatory permitting and logistics. 

"Sandy brings nearly two decades of pharmaceutical and biotech research operations experience to Pharmarama," said Rosemary Bensley, the company's Managing Director.  "Her appointment reflects the growth we are seeing in supplying leading pharmaceutical companies with the comparator medicines they need for clinical trial and research purposes."

Prior to joining Pharmarama, Morales was Manager of Research Operations at AMGEN, where she oversaw facilities, environmental health & safety and operations for the company's Cambridge, Massachusetts research and development site. Morales also was employed at Kinetix Pharmaceuticals prior to its acquisition by AMGEN.  In addition, she held positions at Cytomed and Opta Food Ingredients.  Morales received a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Saint Joseph College of West Hartford, Connecticut and is a member of the International Facility Management Association.

"This is an exciting time to join this dynamic and entrepreneurially minded company," Morales said. "Our cold-chain storage and distribution facility in Medfield, which we expect to open in the coming months, will serve as a platform to expand our comparator sourcing business by serving new customers and reaching new markets.  Pharmarama has a rich history as a leader in the clinical trial supply chain.  Our new U.S. office, which is supported by a strong and an experienced team in the U.K., gives us the opportunity to achieve a new level of international growth."   

About Pharmarama

Pharmarama is a global company that delivers operational excellence in the sourcing and distribution of comparator drugs for clinical studies around the world.  With 40 years of experience as a UK pharmacy, Pharmarama has established relationships that enable the company to source directly from manufacturers to obtain single lots with maximum shelf life. Through its team of in-house experts, Pharmarama provides clients with a thorough knowledge of regulatory directives in comparator supply and guidelines governing sourcing options.  Pharmarama is headquartered in the United Kingdom with offices in the United States and partnerships in Germany and China.  More information is available at www.pharmarama.com.

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