Part-time and Interim Services in Medical Affairs: Medical Director / Chief Medical Officer
Both clinical development and the medical support of marketed products represent established functions within the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry, and are now gaining increasing importance also in the medical device industry.
Clinical research does not cease once a product has been placed on the market; the analysis of post-marketing data and experience can provide valuable information on the therapeutic profile and on possible new indications.
Adverse reactions must be handled in compliance with legal requirements and the information acquired must be shared within the medical community.
Medical education of the sales force and of the medical end user is essential for the best use of all products.
Some companies, especially in the medical device industry, do not have a medical director or a medical department, or have a structure that requires the outsourcing of some functions. The same is often true for start-ups and venture capital firms. We can cover interim or part-time assignments as medical director, chief medical officer, or medical advisor / consultant.
Recent interim assignments are listed below: