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about-dr-mary

Dr Mary Francis is presently working as CEO of Mascot Spincontrol India Pvt. Ltd. (a global CRO, specializing in safety & efficacy testing of cosmetics & cosmeceuticals) and also as Dean and Director of CRIMSON (Clinical research institute for mgmt studies and online education)

She has an overall experience of more than 20 years in the field of Clinical Research Industry as CEO, Assistant Director and Manager of various CROs and multinational companies.

As a CEO she was instrumental in setting up Mascot Spincontrol a contract research organization for cosmetic trials and Ace Biomed, a contract research organization for pharmaceutics right from the scratch. During her tenure she was involved in organizational structuring, business development & marketing activities, Planning & Budgeting, team building & motivation of employees.

She has also been successful in achieving NABL accreditation, EMEA and Turkish approvals for Ace Biomed and she was also successful in achieving ISO 9001:2008 for MSI

Having worked for multinational company PLIVA (CROATIA) as a Manager for coordinating, managing and auditing various international BA/BE projects, she has also worked closely with the regulatory departments for the submission and approval of the projects.

Dr. Mary has worked with an Indian contract research organization Therapeutic Drug Monitoring Laboratory at various positions right from an Analyst, to Scientific Officer, Technical Manager and Assistant Director. She has also been Co-Investigator for conducting bioavailability and bioequivalence studies of pharmaceutical preparations and has conducted more than 500 projects.

Dr. Mary has also been appointed as a Lead Assessor by the Government of India and by National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration for auditing various types of Laboratories in India.

Dr Mary Francis has various papers and articles to her credit in widely read Journals, newspapers and websites. She has been and continues to be a speaker in various seminars, workshops and conferences in India and abroad .She is a visiting faculty in many Diploma programs conducted all over India.

She is a member of BARQA, (British Association of Research Quality Assurance), Member of Indian Pharmaceutical Association, Member of Federation of Federation of Indian Export Organization, Member of Indian Drug Manufacturing Association, Member of Pharmaceutical Export Promotional Council, and Member of International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering.

She holds a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from Bombay University.

She was also awarded with the RASHTRIYA UDYOG RATNA AWARD IN December 2007 and BHARAT GAURAV AWARD in March 2009 for the contribution towards the clinical research Industry.