Ben Skead

Ben Skead

Head of CMC

Ben has 30+ years of experience in the biosciences industry, gained in both Research and Development, and in small Biotech, large Pharma organisations and more recently as an independent consultant. Ben has an established track record of leading manufacturing process R&D projects for companies including Cyclacel, UCB, Celltech and Chiroscience.

Ben’s core area of expertise is in CMC (Chemistry, Manufacturing and Controls). Ben has extensive experience of outsourced process development and cGMP manufacture of both APIs and drug products and CMC regulatory matters to support clinical trials. Working in a virtual environment, Ben has developed a CRO, CMO and consultant network to support these activities. Ben has worked on projects that span pre-clinical to Phase 3.

An organic chemist by training, Ben holds a D. Phil from Oxford University. With a proven record of innovation Ben holds >15 patents and publications to his name.