Tim
Adetona, M.Sc., D.PH
Director,
Drugs & Nutraceuticals
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Tim has a broad regulatory expertise of close to 20 years’ experience (5 as Consultant) in addressing and obtaining regulatory authorization for various life-science products including drugs, biologics and innovative nutritional products in Europe, as well as statutory regulatory requirements in global markets including the USA and emerging markets.

Tim has acquired significant knowledge of Swiss regulations and Swissmedic procedures and has successfully managed a number of MAA submissions for drugs and biologics. Tim has substantial experience in all steps of product development from preclinical to life-cycle management, including those involving specialized conditions as orphan drug designations, accelerated or fast-track assessment procedures and compassionate use programs.

Tim also has responsibility for the management of projects involving the design and implementation of global regulatory strategies for the development, evaluation and marketing of nutritional and innovative food-drug borderline products. Tim is equally well versed in regulatory engagements involved with the development of Personal, Health and Beauty Care products (cosmetics, deodorants and antiperspirants), as well as Medical Devices and OTC medicines.

Prior to joining VCLS, Tim was Regulatory Affairs Director, Consumer Health Care International (CHCI) for Vifor Pharma, where he provided directional leadership for the implementation of all aspects of Regulatory Affairs related to Consumer Health Care products in global markets and successfully expanded the experience he had gained as Senior Regulatory Affairs Manager for Procter & Gamble.

Tim earned a BSc (Honours) degree in Human Nutrition from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, followed by an MSc degree in Pollution & Environmental Control from the University of Manchester, and a post-graduate diploma in Mental Health at the University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom.

Tim contributes to pertinent regulatory affairs topics in scientific/medical journals; delivers lectures in regulatory affairs seminars and conferences. Tim is a member of The Organisation for Professionals in Regulatory Affairs.