MHRA Appoints New Director of Medical Devices, Members to Pharmacopoeia

Posted 09 February 2012 | By Alexander Gaffney, RAC 

The UK's Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) appointed John Wilkinson, OBE, as the Director of Medical Devices at the agency on 8 February 2012.

Wilkinson comes to MHRA from EUCOMED, where he served as the chief executive. Before that, Wilkinson served as the Director General of the Association of British Healthcare Industries (ABHI) for four years.

MHRA also made five new appointments to the British Pharmacopoeia Commission (BPC) on 8 February. Additions to the BPC include Andrew Coulson of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, Dr. Gerard Lee of the British Pharmacopoeia, Dr. Ronald Torano of GlaxoSmithKline, Dr. Paul Varley of MedImmune Ltd., and Prof. Joh Miller of the University of Strathclyde.

The five new members will serve a four-year term ending 31 December 2015.

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