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New Product Manager for Baxter

   BAXTER HEALTHCARE LTD has appointed Josh Gissing as Product Manager in the Antibody Therapy business.

Josh will be responsible for Baxter’s antibody therapy treatments, and will be managing three of the main product areas.

Josh previously worked in specialist sales roles with Astra Zeneca and Pfizer. His last role was as a Senior Hospital Territory Manager at Janssen- Cilag, where he spent most of his last year in a product management role.

“Josh’s knowledge and experience will be invaluable for the Antibody Therapy business. His enthusiasm, creativity and interpersonal skills make Josh ideal for his new role. We wish him every success,” said Paul East, Group Product Manager, Baxter Healthcare.

Baxter Healthcare Ltd is the primary UK operating subsidiary of Baxter International Inc., an international healthcare company that specialises in the treatment of complex medical conditions.

Expansion at Advance

   H E A L T H C A R E RECRUITMENT SPECIALIST Advance Recruitment has appointed Elizabeth Robinson to its team.

M a n a g i n g Director Nick Langley commented that with an ever-growing number of key accounts, it is vital to have skills on board to make sure that clients and candidates experience the best possible recruitment process.

Elizabeth has an extensive recruitment background: she has covered numerous sectors (including accountancy/finance, creative and recruitment to recruitment), and brings innovative ideas for finding the best talent in the medical sales arena.

Elizabeth will be helping Advance to take its healthcare sales and marketing recruitment to a new level. She said that she is determined to cement Advance’s position as a leading player in this sector.

Delta Consultants celebrate 20 years

DELTA CONSULTANTS, specialists in scientific and medical devices recruitment, have celebrated their Emerald anniversary as providers of recruitment-enabling services.

Delta are based in St Ives, Cambridgeshire, and cover the UK and parts of Europe from their offices in the Old Courthouse. They attribute their 20 years of success to listening to the needs of their candidates and clients and keeping close to their industry. Delta are members of BIVDA and IBMS Company, and have also exhibited at AfPP.

Working predominantly in the scientific and medical industries, Delta coined the phrase ‘Recruitment Science®’ to describe their approach.

As members of the REC, the professional body that represents the recruitment industry, Delta have achieved the confederation’s Certificate of Inspection.

 Delta Consultants would like to thank all their clients and candidates, who have made the past 20 years possible and allowed them a platform for the future.

New CEO at Consort Medical

UK MEDICAL DEVICE COMPANY Consort Medical PLC has promoted finance director Jon Glenn to the position of Chief Executive Officer.

Glenn replaces Mark Throdahl, who leaves Consort Medical after six years in the role.

Chairman John Robinson said: “Jon has done an excellent job as finance director and the board is delighted to appoint him as CEO. He has a first-class knowledge of the company and the leadership skills to take Consort Medical successfully into the future.”

Paul Boughton, an executive director and qualified chartered accountant, will be acting finance director until an external appointment is made.

Consort Medical, formerly Bespak PLC, is a leading manufacturer of medical devices for inhaled drug delivery and airway management.

Glenn, 39, was appointed group finance director in 2006. From 1998 to 2005 he was global head of finance of Celltech Group plc. In 2005 he became chief financial officer of Akubio, a developer of instrumentation for the life sciences industry.

Larval therapy, senior appointments

   UK BIOSURGICAL COMPANY ZOOBIOTIC, a supplier of innovative wound care therapies, has made two key appointments.

Gill Davies joins the team as Sales and Marketing Manager. Gill spent the last seven years working in Johnson & Johnson’s Advanced Wound Care division, where she specialised in wound management.

Suzanne Morgan joins as Quality and Regulatory Manager. Her previous roles include lead medical device auditor and technical reviewer with SGS UK, a global leader in inspection, verification, testing and certification.

Based in Bridgend, ZooBiotic specialises in larval therapy for the treatment of infected and necrotic wounds (see page 4).

Dr. Tim Coombs, CEO of ZooBiotic, said: “With Gill’s experience in wound management, and her passion for improving patient outcomes, we hope to see widespread recognition of the enormous benefits associated with larval therapy. Suzanne’s immense experience in quality assurance and regulation will be invaluable in enhancing our spectrum of innovative products.”

STAR still shining bright

HEALTHCARE AND MEDICAL RECRUITMENT company STAR has retained the prestigious Investors in People accreditation that was first given to them five years ago.

In those five years, the STAR team has expanded from two employees to 17 – with seven new recruits in 2007 alone. This reflects the company’s steadily growing reputation in a changing industry.

The Investors in People assessors noted that systems and processes, attitudes and behaviours had continued to improve, and that despite internal and industry changes the positive culture within the organisation had remained or grown stronger. They also noted that non-office based staff, such as the growing team of contract reps, “confirm they have received a professional and timely service from the team”.

With this excellent grounding, STAR look forward to further success in healthcare and medical contracting, outsourcing and resourcing.

2007 growth sparks renewed focus for Zenopa

HEALTHCARE RECRUITMENT COMPANY Zenopa has expanded its operations for 2008 with the creation of two distinct business divisions: Sales and Executive Recruitment.

The move follows significant growth in 2007, and sees the appointment of Jane Whiley as the company’s first dedicated Medical Executive Recruiter.

The new focus allows Jane, in her fifth year as a Zenopa recruiter, to exclusively resource the Zenopa Executive Candidate pool within the medical devices and equipment sector, gaining insight into the experience and motivations of candidates seeking sales, marketing and board appointments.

“Jane is a true expert in the medical devices industry and has the qualities and skills to exceed all expectations as our Executive Recruiter,” said Mark Britton, Zenopa’s Business Unit Manager. “I have no doubt she will continue to grow her enviable reputation and fill many key appointments in the medical devices Industry. I am delighted that our organic growth plan continues to deliver results for ourselves and the wider industry.”

 Jane successfully completed the Diploma in Recruitment Practice (DipRP) in 2007.

Talentmark gains new talent

   SPECIALIST HEALTHCARE AND LIFE SCIENCE recruitment company Talentmark has appointed David Barrett to manage senior-level commercial assignments in the UK and Europe.

David has over 10 years’ retained executive search experience up to board level. His recruitment success is supported by senior commercial roles with blue chip companies including P&G.

Richard Adams, International VP of Talentmark, said: “We are delighted to have David join our team to support our recent growth and contribute to further planned expansion of our services. David’s reputation, experience, energy and expertise in managing assignments of varying complexity augur well for his early success to the benefit of our clients and Talentmark.”

Founded in 1971, Talentmark is a leader in healthcare and life science recruitment for senior commercial, scientific and technical executive roles in the UK and internationally.

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