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Finding the Right Fit


ICT: Is it preferable to partner with a small, large, or mid-size CRO?

Catherine Konidas: It depends on whether you want to deal with a large company or would prefer having a more direct involvement in your projects. In many cases, mid-size companies may be more flexible, agile, and open to adapting their processes to meet your requirements. The culture of a mid-size organisation usually emphasises responsiveness and client relationships, regardless of the size of your business or programme budget.

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Catherine Konidas joined Altasciences in 2010 as Vice President of Global Business Development, with the mandate of building a high-performing business development team focused on transforming the company’s commercial offering to cater to the expanding innovator market. Catherine was promoted to Chief Commercial Officer in 2017 and now oversees the company’s commercial strategy, including mergers and acquisitions activity, corporate budgeting, and overall business metrics across the organisation. She started her career at CTBR Bio-Research (now Charles River Laboratories) in 2002, holding a series of positions of increasing responsibility in business development before being appointed Senior Site Director of the Montreal facility, Canada, and leading approximately 1,300 employees. She holds a BA in Psychology and a Master’s in Business Administration.

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