Giving Failed Drugs a Fresh Start and a New Direction


When a multinational company has scientists around the world racing to get a drug to market, the demands it places on a project manager are intense, and lack of effective management can stop a project dead in its tracks. Working with pharma giants like Genentech, Patheon and Laboratories Pierre Fabre (France), Lara honed her management mastery, shepherding complex projects successfully through the often-byzantine path from lab to launch.

Lara is a Project Management Professional (PMP) and achieved a dual MSc. in Biotechnology and Biochemistry from L’Universtié de Paul Sabatier and in International Management from IAE Business School (l’Institut d’Administration d’Entreprises) in France.