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Quay Pharma are unique in both the academic standing of our scientists, and our drive to discover the most elegant and effective response, not the first or most obvious, to every challenge of drug delivery and dosage.

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Our senior commercial and technical team brings together an impressive breadth and depth of experience from academia, the pharmaceutical industry and contract service organisations. Their expertise covers chemistry, analytical chemistry, preclinical and clinical formulation development, pharmaceutical development and quality assurance.

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Maireadh Pedersen
Commercial Operations Director

Maireadh is the Commercial Operations Director of Quay. She brings more than 16 years experience of business development in an international marketing environment, dealing with the supply of analytical tools and equipment as well as formulation technologies for the pharmaceutical industries. Maireadh’s previous roles include two years as VP with responsibility for Pharmaceutical Business Development at Teraview and eight years at Colorcon managing their EMEA film coating and excipients business.

Mike Frodsham
Chief Technical Officer

Mike has over 20 years’ experience in drug product development. For over 15 years he has been responsible for development activities at Quay Pharma. During this period Mike has overseen over 200 non-sterile development projects; predominantly taking NCE’s through to first in human studies and beyond. His background is in formulation science with a PhD in liquisolid dosage forms and is cited as an inventor on multiple oral formulation patents.

Ryan Wilson
Head of Microbiome Programme

Ryan, with 30 years knowledge of drug development and manufacturing for small molecules and biologicals, Ryan brings a wealth of knowledge to Quay.  Overseeing strategic new development projects at Quay, Ryan has been instrumental in Quays leading position in the formulation development and clinical manufacture of live biotherapeutics.

Melanie Ackerley
Head of Quality

Melanie Ackerley is Quay Pharma’s Head of Quality and has been a releasing QP since 2016. Melanie has a degree in Microbiology and Diploma in Quality Assurance and has worked for 20 years in QA, QC and Validation roles in Pharma covering biologics, steriles, blow fill seal and solid dose. Melanie has held previous roles as Head of Quality, Head of QC and Site Microbiologist at a mix of large Pharma companies, as a consultant and in contract manufacturing.


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