- March 5, 2018
- Posted by: Neil Wilkie
- Category: Uncategorized
Mironid is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Steve Felstead as Chief Medical Officer (CMO)
Dr Felstead retired from the position of Vice President, Head of Clinical Research, Pharmatherapeutics Division, Pfizer Inc in April 2014.
He joined Pfizer in 1989, having qualified in Medicine at Leeds University UK in 1982. Dr Felstead was appointed Head of Clinical Research in January 2009 responsible for the disciplines of Clinical Development and Pharmacology, Translational and Molecular Medicine, Preclinical and Clinical Statistics. Clinical Research was responsible for research projects up to Proof of Concept (Phase 2a) in the following Therapeutic Areas: Neuroscience, Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disease, Anti-Infectives, Pain and Regenerative Medicine. During this time Dr Felstead led the Pfizer team that laid the groundwork for the NIH/NCATS programme for systematic evaluation of drug repurposing. From 2007 – 2008 Dr Felstead served as Development Therapeutic Area Head for Allergy and Respiratory medicines through to Phase 3b. Previously he held a number of project, line and administrative roles within drug development in the Sandwich, UK office over 15 years, and in Groton/New London, CT office for three years. These roles included Zithromax (azithromycin) clinical project manager in Europe, head of clinical development in Sandwich, Viagra (sildenafil) development team leader, Vfend (voriconazole) development team leader and Groton/New London development site head. Dr Felstead led the Viagra (sildenafil) team when the first pulmonary hypertension study was being designed, which led to the successful Revatio development program. From 2003-2007 he led the Celsentri/Selzentry (maraviroc) team through to successful transatlantic registration of this novel anti-retroviral medicine.
Since retirement Dr Felstead consults widely on various programmes for VC, Biotech, and Pharma. Dr Felstead is a member of Innovate UK, Biomedical Catalyst Late Stage Award committee, a member of AdALta Limited’s Scientific Advisory Board and a member of TRICAP (Tweed Renaissance Investment Capital) Group, which invests in emerging businesses.