Lauren Carde MSc, Hon.BSc has 15 years of experience in the animal health industry with product development, clinical trials, regulatory affairs, business development and market research. She began her career as the Project Coordinator for the Natural Health Product Apollo Team at Elanco Animal Health where she was responsible for coordinating all aspects of product development and regulatory affairs for a number of small start-up companies partnered with Elanco. In 2009 she became the Research Coordinator for Chemaphor, a small Canadian biotechnology company. She successfully worked with a number of governmental agencies on the preparation of strategic grant applications and played a key role in the development of regulatory and commercialization strategies for the company.
She currently serves as the Director of Scientific Affairs for Paul Dick & Associates (PDA) and is involved with all aspects of product development, strategic business strategies and regulatory affairs for Canadian and international clients. She has extensive experience and expertise all along the product development spectrum. She is responsible for project management, the preparation of market assessments, strategic business plans and product life plans, proof of concept studies, pivotal safety and efficacy trials, product development, regulatory strategies, pre-submission meetings with Canadian regulators, grant applications, technical writing, and, the preparation of regulatory dossiers.
She has also co-authored numerous scientific reports for a variety of audiences, including Health Canada, the Alberta Livestock and Meat Agency (ALMA), and major animal health companies (Elanco, Zoetis, Merck). Regulatory experience includes the preparation of scientific dossiers and product applications for Health Canada’s Low Risk Veterinary Health Products Program and the Natural and Non-Prescription Health Products Directorate, pre-submission meetings with the Veterinary Drugs Directorate and Canadian Food Inspection Agency, and, the preparation of regulatory submissions for both the Veterinary Drugs Directorate and Canadian Food Inspection Agency.
She has had the pleasure of working with start-up biotechnology companies, medium-sized enterprises, and, large multinational corporations to successfully develop and register low risk veterinary health products, veterinary biologics and veterinary drugs for both food and companion animals in Canada. In addition, she has experience working with the Natural and Non-Prescription Health Products Directorate (NNHPD) for the registration of human natural health products. Lauren completed her Master’s Degree at the University of Guelph in Human Health and Nutritional Sciences and has an in depth understanding of the Canadian regulatory requirements for natural health products.