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Dr Laureano Mestra

TitleClinical Trials Director
InstitutionMedellin General Hospital
DepartmentClinical Research
AddressMedellin
Colombia
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    Passionate for R&D +i, I am an MD, trained and experienced in epidemiology and drug development in multiple therapeutic areas.

    I have spent around 12 years gaining knowledge and experience in the drug development arena. During this time, I have accumulated a set of valuable skills to create a strong profile for most of the steps in the drug development pipeline, such as clinical operations leadership to ensure project milestones to be achieved on time, within budget, in compliance with the ICH/GCP, international/local regulations and quality assurance.

    Design and execution of clinical trials used to demonstrate safety and efficacy. Also, clinical trials risk management is an ability that allows me to predict what variables could affect studies conduction; especially those related to recruitment success.

    Problem-solving sense and skills for recognizing the cross-functional impact of problems and considers consequences in solution management while serving as an escalation point and resource for internal/external teams and investigational sites Ability to interact and communicate with a high degree of professionalism and credibility to the scientific community.

    Thanks to the above, I have had the privilege of working with companies and organizations such as the World Health Organization, Drug for Neglected Diseases Initiative – DNDi and others, especially in tropical diseases, polio eradication and vaccine development.