Scientist to Lead Product Development at PutneyScientist to Lead Product Development at PutneynewslinePosted: Tuesday, March 23, 2010, 4:54 p.m., EST
Pet pharmaceutical company Putney Inc., of Portland, Maine, has named Anthony Lucas, BVMS (Hons), Ph.D., as director of product development. As the head of development efforts, Dr. Lucas will oversee the technical evaluation of product opportunities, formulation development with outside partners, Putney’s clinical program, and work closely with Regulatory Affairs to ensure the quality of scientific submissions needed for approval from the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine.
His previous experience includes a position as the Group Leader Companion Animal Acquisitions for Elanco, a division of Eli Lilly, where he developed the strategy to deliver growth through targeted product acquisitions. Dr. Lucas has also held positions as senior research scientist, practicing veterinarian, and is an officer of the American Association of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics.
The addition of Dr. Lucas marks a milestone in Putney’s plans for growth, said Jean Hoffman, president and CEO. “With Dr. Lucas leading development efforts, Putney has increased our scientific capabilities to overcome the challenges of developing drugs for dogs and cats and bring more products to companion animal veterinarians,” Hoffman said.
Dr. Lucas backs Putney’s mission to grow as a leading generic and specialty pharmaceutical company serving companion animal veterinarians. “As a veterinarian it is rewarding to lead a team developing high quality, affordable generics for practitioners — to help keep prescriptions in their pharmacies, and to enhance compliance because pet owners can afford the full course of treatment,” he said.
Putney’s pipeline includes products requested by veterinarians in the anti-infective, pain, parasiticide, anesthesia and sedation categories. <HOME>
Pet pharmaceutical company Putney Inc., of Portland, Maine, has named Anthony Lucas, BVMS (Hons), Ph.D., as director of product development.Pet pharmaceutical company Putney Inc., of Portland, Maine, has named Anthony Lucas, BVMS (Hons), Ph.D., as director of product development.Anthony Lucas, Putney, companion animals, veterinary