INDIANAPOLIS, IN--(Marketwired - Nov 10, 2015) - YourEncore (www.yourencore.com), a company that helps firms in the life sciences, consumer products and food sciences industries solve complex innovation, compliance and productivity challenges announced that Joseph Lamendola, Ph.D., has joined the company as senior vice president of the company's Regulatory Practice.
YourEncore launched the Regulatory Practice earlier this year, bringing together a group of high-profile pharmaceutical, consumer packaged goods (CPG) and FDA executives and opinion leaders with deep experience running regulatory departments for the world's largest pharmaceutical companies.As senior vice president of the Regulatory Practice, Dr. Lamendola will lead the practice strategy to serve the pharmaceutical industry in a number of underserved areas covering all aspects of the drug development process, including:
- Development of regulatory strategy for new assets
- Support for regulatory policy and operations
- Guidance and support for FDA communications and interactions
- Assistance in the development of new drug applications, including the review and validation of strategy before submission to FDA
- Strategy and preparation for FDA meetings
"During my career, I've observed a great need in the pharmaceutical industry for unbiased support and the value of experience during the development of new assets and interactions with FDA," said Dr. Lamendola. "The goal of the YourEncore Regulatory Practice is to provide this support, and in doing so, to facilitate the development and approval process to get new medicines to patients quicker."
Prior to joining YourEncore, Dr. Lamendola had a career spanning more than 25 years in pharmaceutical regulatory affairs, with extensive interactions with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). He is the former vice president, U.S. regulatory affairs for Bristol-Myers Squibb and Schering-Plough Research Institute. He is responsible for 20+ FDA approvals across 10+ therapeutic areas, an achievement that many companies don't achieve in total.
"Joe has been a significant contributor to our Regulatory Practice since joining as an expert earlier this year, and we are delighted that he has agreed to lead the practice," said Brad Lawson, president of YourEncore. "Very few people understand the FDA the way Joe does, and his insight is very valuable to our clients."
Dr. Lamendola earned his bachelor's degree in chemistry from the University of Notre Dame, and his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Drexel University. He resides in West Windsor, NJ.
Indianapolis-based YourEncore, an Inc. 5000 company, helps companies in the life sciences,consumer products and food sciences industries solve complex innovation, compliance and productivity challenges by deploying industry-accomplished experts. YourEncore experts, which include MDs, PhDs, executives and practitioners, have on average 25 years of experience and are behind many of the most successful products on the market. In addition to advisory services, the company also offers the resources to act on its recommendations. Founded in 2003, YourEncore today works with 12 of the 15 leading global pharmaceutical companies and four of the six top consumer care companies. For more information, visitwww.yourencore.com and follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn.