Francis Carroll West Pharmaceutical Services

Francis  Carroll

Francis Carroll West Pharmaceutical Services

Francis holds a BSc in Plant and Microbial Biotechnology from University College Cork, Ireland and has close to 20 years’ experience working in the Pharmaceutical/Life Sciences sector.

He has a wide breadth of industry knowledge having gained hands-on experience in a wide variety of roles and disciplines including, Quality Control (Microbiology and Chemistry), Sterile Fill Finish, Technical Development, Lyophilization Scale-up and Optimization, Technology Transfer, New Product Introductions and Extractable/Leachables.

Francis joined West in 2017 and currently works in a Specialist Technical Customer Support role supporting EU customers across all market units. In this role he provides technical assistance and guidance related to West products, processes and services.

Prior to West, Francis worked for 12 years with Genzyme/Sanofi where he held various roles including the most recent as Senior Product Specialist with overall technical responsibility for a range of lyophilized biologic products. Focus areas included: Technical transfer oversight (R&D through to commercial launch), Lyophilisation cycle optimisation based on modelling and solid state characterization, Life cycle management, Fill Finish, Regulatory support and Leachable/Extractables.