NextPharma makes three senior appointments


For liquids, pencilllins and regulatory affairs parts of the business

NextPharma Technologies, a contract manufacturer to the pharma industry, has announced that Eric Bertrand has assumed full leadership responsibility for the NextPharma Centre of Excellence for Liquids in Limay, France.

Bertand’s experience in site management stretches over 17 years including FDA site management for B. Braun.

Ralf Blesel also takes full responsibility for the NextPharma Centre of Excellence for Penicillins in Berlin, Germany.

Blesel has more than 30 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry, including nine years with Bayer and senior roles within contract manufacturing.

In a third appointment, Nigel Cryer will be joining NextPharma as VP Quality and Regulatory on 1 April, assuming leadership for the NextPharma Quality function. Cryer has extensive international experience leading quality teams and successfully completing inspections with the FDA and other regulatory agencies.

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Franck Latrille, NextPharma’s Chief Executive, commented: 'I am confident that NextPharma and its customers will significantly benefit from the proven expertise of Eric, Ralf and Nigel and that they will contribute significantly to the implementation of NextPharma’s strategy.'