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Director of Biological Services at Intertek
Ashleigh Wake is the Biotechnology Program Manager at Intertek Pharmaceutical Services, Manchester, UK Ashleigh graduated from Huddersfield University (West Yorkshire, England) with a B,Sc. in Analytical Chemistry and joined Zeneca as Biotransformation Chemist followed by technical and operational management roles with AstraZeneca and Syngenta before joining Intertek. With a background in MS and a career of almost two decades as an operational/technical team leader and study director for projects spanning the drug development process (including metabolism, PK studies and API/product characterization, CMC support analytics and ICH stability studies), Ashleigh has specialized in the design and delivery of regulatory (GXP) studies relating to the physiochemical and biological activity of biomolecules. Ashleigh is responsible for the strategic growth and technical direction of Intertek’s GMP compliant centre of excellence for biologics characterization in Manchester, UK. Intertek’s strategy has been to establish a one source solution for protein analysis relating to the requirements of ICH Q6B and biosimilar development.