Greg set up Pharmacentric Solutions in late 2017 offering consultancy services specialising in packaging and device strategies and solutions for the Pharma industry. He advises both small and large Life Science companies on topics such as sustainability, human factors, design for manufacture and leveraging new technologies. Prior to this he spent 30 years working at GSK with his last role there being Senior Device and Packaging Director.
His career started at Smiths Industries Medical Systems as a device designer where he focused on surgical equipment development working closely with healthcare professionals. He then joined the R&D Device Development Unit at Glaxo and worked on the conceptualisation, design and scale-up of various injectors and key inhaler device platforms and the ongoing lifecycle for these novel inhalers. In 2009 Greg moved to GSK Manufacturing as Head of Global Technical Packaging. More recently he has focused on supporting the launches of the Ellipta inhaler, respiratory training devices and also researching and preparing GSK’s respiratory and packaging strategy for Emerging Markets. In 2016 he joined the Medicines Manufacturing Industry Partnership and wrote and published the UK Pharma roadmap for Innovation and Technology. He holds over 40 patents and has expertise in ideation and conceptualization, integration of sustainable technologies and patient centric design and has presented papers on these topics globally. Greg sits on the UK Institute of Materials Packaging Board representing Pharma. He has a B.Sc. in Industrial Design, a M.Sc. in Polymer Science & Engineering and a Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing.
Sustainable Inhalers – future challenges, threats and opportunities