INDIANAPOLIS -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- YourEncore, a leading provider of expert advisory and execution services to the life sciences, consumer goods and food industries, today announced that Timothy R. Franson, M.D., has been named Chief Medical Officer. In this capacity, Dr. Franson will oversee the strategy and development of YourEncore’s clinical, medical affairs and regulatory offerings.
“From clinical development to regulatory affairs, few people understand the challenges and opportunities facing bio, pharma, and consumer health companies better than Tim,” said YourEncore CEO Brad Lawson. “He has played a key role in many of the most important scientific, policy, and marketplace developments of recent years, and we’re excited to have him on our leadership team.”
Franson joins YourEncore after a distinguished career in health care that spans three decades. Most recently, Dr. Franson was a principal in FaegreBD Consulting's health and biosciences practice. While with FaegreBD, Franson provided comprehensive regulatory pre-approval and postmarketing regulatory advice, and bundled strategic consulting with the firm’s public policy, reimbursement, and communications services. During his time with FaegreBD, Franson leveraged his extensive clinical and regulatory experience in all pre- and post-approval phases of pharmaceutical development (small and large molecule) relating to interactions with the FDA for policy and product issues and manufacturing and supply chain initiatives.
Franson will continue at FaegreBD until mid-May, at which time YourEncore and FaegreBD will enter into a strategic alliance for selected client engagements involving Franson and other YourEncore professional staff. The YourEncore and FaegreBD alliance will combine FaegreBD’s extensive advisory and advocacy expertise in the health and biosciences industries with YourEncore’s extensive scientific and technical expertise in the bio, pharma, and consumer health industries.
Prior to joining FaegreBD, Franson was with Eli Lilly & Co for more than 20 years, where he served as Vice President of Global Regulatory Affairs & Patient Safety, led the company’s U.S. Clinical Research/Trials organization, and was responsible for over 20 new drug/biologic submissions and approvals.
Dr. Franson is Board Certified in Internal Medicine/Infectious Diseases and currently serves as President of the United States Pharmacopeial Convention (2010-2015) as well as being an Adjunct Professor at Indiana University School of Medicine. He has also served as the Chair of PhRMA’s Clinical Steering Committee and on the AAMC-PhRMA Clinical Trials Forum, is a member of the Regulatory Advisory Board for the Centre for Medicines Research (2003-2008), and is the author of more than 50 scientific articles and four book chapters.
“YourEncore’s advisory and execution approach is unique, and the company is focused on the most critical areas for bio, pharma and consumer health companies -- R&D, regulatory affairs, patient safety, manufacturing and supply chain,” said Franson. “I am honored to join the team and look forward to helping YourEncore clients adapt, innovate and compete.”
“With deep subject-matter expertise, decades of hands-on industry experience, and the skills and judgment to give the right advice, Dr. Franson represents the qualities that set YourEncore apart,” said Lawson. “The challenges and opportunities facing the industry are significant, and we offer a world-class team and advanced solutions to help companies face them head on.”
Indianapolis-based YourEncore helps companies in the life sciences, nutrition and consumer health industries speed new products to market; improve quality, safety and compliance; and enhance productivity. YourEncore experts, which include MDs, PhDs, executives and practitioners, have on average 25 years of experience and are behind many of the most successful products on the market. In addition to advisory services, the company also offers the resources to act on its recommendations. Founded in 2003, YourEncore works with 14 of the 16 leading global pharmaceutical companies and 7 of the 10 top consumer goods companies. For more information, visit www.yourencore.com and follow www.facebook.com/yourencore.
About FaegreBD Consulting
FaegreBD Consulting is a national advisory and advocacy firm focusing on interdisciplinary services for growth sectors of the U.S. economy, including health and biosciences, energy and environment, financial services, and information technology. FaegreBD Consulting is a division of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP, whose over 700 lawyers handle the most complex transactional, regulatory and litigation matters throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia. For more information, visit www.FaegreBDC.com or www.FaegreBD.com.