A conversation with Aaron Lloyd, Toxicology Laboratory Manager at Wickham Laboratories Ltd.
Aaron Lloyd first joined Wickham Laboratories as an Animal Technician in 2001 and was subsequently promoted over the years to varying levels of responsibility within the department.
Currently, he acts as the Laboratory Manager for Toxicology and In Vitro Research, with oversight of the company’s medical device project licenses for USP Plastics Class I-VI and the ISO 10993 series.
His degree was gained at the University of Portsmouth in 1999 in Biology, with specific areas of study including Parasitology, Immunology, Evolution, Animal Diversity, and Marine Biology.
BRW: How did you get into the industry?
I went to University to study biology as I had always loved science and thought that I would want to pursue a career along those lines. I had worked a few jobs when the opportunity to move to WLL came about. Working in what is essentially a medical industry appealed to me and the diversity of the role means I have never looked back.
BRW: What do you like most about your role?
I really enjoy working closely with clients bringing their drugs and devices to market. Often a detailed approach is required to test products suitably and even when a straight forward pharmacopeia test is required, we will still spend time trying to refine methods to make them as ethical as possible with regards to the 3Rs.
BRW: What do you hope the audience will learn from this webinar?
I hope that the audience will see that even though it appears from the ISOs that there is a strict testing regime there is still plenty of consideration to best approach. Literature research and device evaluation can lead to test reduction, which is a massive ethical gain and great for the client’s finances.
BRW: What discussions do you look forward to having with the audience?
I will be interested to hear of any novel or difficult devices the audience has had experience of trying to bring to the market. We may not have all the answers straight away but one of the interesting aspects of a role like this is the challenge of these materials and the satisfaction of finding a solution.
Join Aaron Lloyd and Wickham Laboratories Ltd. on 23rd May for their webinar “Regulatory Changes in Medical Device Development” at 3PM London/10AM New York.