BSc CChem MRSC
Alan Banyard is an analytical chemist with over 35 years of experience in pharmaceutical analysis, CMC and drug development. He founded ABPharm Analytical Consultancy Limited in 2007.
Alan’s expertise includes analytical methodology, validation, drug characterisation, release and stability testing. He has broad experience of developing methods for API and a variety of formulations and devices, including inhalation. Alan can advise on quality aspects, specifications, SOPs and regulatory guidelines, including review or preparation of regulatory submission packages or help to identify potential regulatory issues. He has extensive experience with many analytical CROs and specialises in contracting out. Alan has project experience throughout Europe and in North America.
Previously Alan held senior managerial positions in pharmaceutical companies in analytical development roles. At Vectura Group, he was the departmental head for analytical and physical characterisation services. He joined Provensis, a company developing a non-surgical treatment for varicose veins (Varisolve®), in its start-up phase and built up a successful analytical programme from scratch. At British Biotech he lead the team responsible for developing and applying analytical methods to NCEs, intermediates and raw materials in support of clinical and preclinical development. Projects included preformulation studies, and investigations of polymorphs, solvates and their crystal habits. Alan also headed up the analytical department for Nycomed in Linz, Austria.