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Leeona Galligan

Almac Diagnostics has appointed Leeona Galligan as VP of UK Operations. She will be responsible for all UK-based operations, including commercial biomarker discovery, CLIA/FDA compliant analytical validation, downstream clinical testing, manufacturing and shipping of clinical specimens, and release of controls and reagents for registrational clinical trials. Galligan joined Almac in September 2009 as a senior scientist. She was appointed clinical testing laboratory manager in 2012 and was subsequently promoted to head of UK lab-based operations.

The Scan

Call to Look Again

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Not Always Trusted

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