Christer Johansson, CEO/Owner, BiQ Pharma and AQPS Academy of Quality in Pharm Science

Christer JohanssonMr. Johansson has over 40 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry and currently serves as the CEO/owner of BiQ Pharms and AQPS Academy of Quality in Pharm Science. Mr. Johansson also worked at Biotechvalley AB as the CEO and a senior consultant, quality director at Pfizer, Fresenius Kabi, Pharmacia, and the head of analytical laboratory at Astra. Mr. Johansson received his Master of Science in chemistry from KTH Royal Institute of Technologhy in 1980 and his MBA from Uppsala University in 2000.

1. Catalent are a loyal customer of ours and have delivered an extensive number of webinars with us; can you tell us what you have learnt from running this webinar?

Start planning with BRW as early as possible and touch base regularly to make sure there is flawless execution. Better understand your targeting audience and select the right timing, title and content.

2. What are you looking forward to explaining to the audience?

 To speed up the efficacy and time to market I see the necessity to  make an early and coordinated start of the formulation of candidates parallel with preclinical and clinical testing. I’ll  emphasize the need of setting target profiles and built in quality in every step in a project. Project planning and coordination of the  specialized companies involved ,towards the set targets are essential to reach success and reaching project objectives.

3. If you could only ever listen to one song forever, what song would it be?

This is not an easy question but something with Deep Purple for example – Smoke on the water!

4. If you had to live in a TV show for a month, which would you choose?

If there is a TV-show on an old sailing ship over the Atlantic otherwise something with a connection to  nature (walking and talking).

5. What would you like to achieve in the future?

I want to play a role in the Swedish pharmaceutical landscape to make the national pharma industry more international competitive. 

Christer will be presenting Catalent’s webinar ‘Early Technology Selection for Optimized Drug Development‘ with Dr. Janet Hoogstraate, Director Biovation Park, Acturum Life Science AB and Julien Meissonnier, Director of R&D, Catalent Pharma Solutions. You can register for their webinar taking place on the 23rd March at 11am New York/3pm London here.


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