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Hacene Mekerri will serve as vice-president of PPD’s central laboratory organization.
Pharmaceutical Product Development, LLC (PPD) announced on April 13, 2016 that Hacene Mekerri has joined the global contract research organization (CRO) to serve as vice-president of its central laboratory organization.
PPD’s service offerings span clinical development, with Phase I–IV services integrated, and comprehensive lab services such as bioanalytical, vaccine sciences, GMP, central lab testing, and biomarkers. PPD’s central laboratory operations are supported by a set of data solutions in Preclarus, PPD’s clinical data platform. This capability enables study sites to access clean central lab data in real-time, improve inventory management and order tracking, facilitate patient management and safety, and establish complete chain of custody for samples.
Mekerri has more than 15 years of management experience in the drug-development industry, including with laboratory companies, CROs, and pharmaceutical companies. More recently, he served as managing director for the Asia Pacific region of a large CRO, as well as global director of data management and country head for a global central laboratory focused on late-stage clinical trials.