Some drugs may be more effective the longer they last inside the body. To prevent such drugs from being broken down too rapidly, pharmaceutical manufacturers often attach a fluorine-containing structure called a trifluoromethyl group. However, the processes now used require harsh reaction conditions or only work in a small number of cases, limiting their usefulness for synthesizing new drug candidates for testing.
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Vice President, Western Region
Dana has been with Lab Support for fourteen of her nineteen years in life science and healthcare staffing. In her current role as Vice President of the Western Region, she leads a large team of “outstanding staffing consultants” (in her words), providing the leadership needed to drive revenue growth and develop business with new and existing clients. True to Lab Support’s “scientists recruiting scientists” staffing approach, Dana’s prior work experience includes five years as a research chemist in the pharmaceutical industry and two years as an analytical chemist in the petrochemical industry. She also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry and psychology from The College of New Jersey, and is a member of the American Chemical Society and the Institute of Food Technology.
Aside from the ongoing impact she makes supporting her team in their day-to-day activities, Dana has made many significant contributions to Lab Support throughout the years. She had a key leadership role in the international expansion of Lab Support into Canadian and European markets, establishing Lab Support operating divisions in Canada, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Belgium, Ireland, and Switzerland. Additionally, Dana was a central player during the IPO (Initial Public Offering) process for Lab Support – the residing CEO and Board had her present to several underwriters as well as institutional and PE investors the “Lab Support story” and, since theirs was a niche new to staffing, relay how they were being received by clients and scientific candidates. Dana says, “We were in the right place, at the right time, with the right story." Subsequently, the Company was listed in Forbes magazine as one of the 200 fastest growing small companies – for ten years in a row. Dana sums it up: “We were a small company back then, with HUGE potential that we are still realizing.”
Dana enjoys working with her wonderful, talented team of professionals, and is proud of the Company and her colleagues, saying, “Since first joining the company, and upon returning, the On Assignment and Lab Support names have been synonymous with quality. We do it right, with integrity, honesty, and care. We know we have many clients to make happy – our paying customers, our employees and candidates, our internal staff, and our shareholders.”
Dana is as active in her personal life as she is in her professional life, spending time with her husband Frank of twenty-two years and their two Great Danes, Jack and Susie; cooking; hiking; traveling; and scuba diving, to name a few interests.
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The following Industries expect to have an increase in projects that may result in additional contract staff* within the time frames below:
Flavor and Fragrance
Contract Testing Labs
Food and Beverage
Coatings and Polymers
*This insight is based on our comprehensive July 2010 survey of contract staffing buyers. The full report is entitled, "Lab Support Index." The points above are from the report and are related to buyers' strategies for managing staffing resources.
On Assignment recently enhanced its Life Sciences offerings in two key areas:
The Cambridge Group, acquired in April 2010, has joined the team at On Assignment Clinical Research to focus on placing skilled professionals at all career levels in project-based, contract-to-hire, and direct hire opportunities in areas including clinical data, clinical monitoring, medical writing, biometrics, and regulatory affairs.
Retained Executive Search
Sharpstream, acquired in July 2010, is an international retained search company with a focus on securing executive and middle management candidates for project search work in discovery, clinical development, manufacturing, medical, and commercial.
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