Principal Consultant & Managing Director of GreyRigge Associates Ltd.
Dr. Lee Smith, the principal consultant and managing director of GRA, has a passion for biotech & data driven results but above all, helping people and companies achieve their objectives and grow. He has been working in the biotech area for over 20 years and has worked with large multinational organisations, small & medium sized enterprises (SMEs) as well as with virtual start-up biotech companies.
“I understand the challenges of developing new products in today’s biotech environment; appreciating both the daily technical hurdles that scientists have to deal with as well as fully understanding the challenges and pressures that senior management and CEOs face when facing stretch timelines to deliver a program on time, within budget while under pressure from the board of investors.”
GRA works with scientists and management in a variety of ways. This might be helping in formulating the business strategy for a biotech business, assisting company boards, planning program timelines, through to dealing with complex scientific data, whether in CMC, preclinical or clinical areas.
GRA’s approaches and results have attracted a diverse array of clients working in the life sciences across multiple countries such as Takeda, Ipsen Biopharma, Mesoblast, Themis Bioscience, Abcam amongst others. Our pragmatic and direct approach to solving problems has helped deliver positive results that have had dramatic long-term fiscal impact upon the business. Today, GRA has become a trusted advisor to organisations across Europe, the United States and Asia.
Lee regularly contributes to industry journals and speaks at international conferences freely sharing his experience and insights on improving biotech practices and businesses. Lee lives near to London in the United Kingdom with his wife and two sons. He has a PhD in biochemistry from the University of Bath.
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