Leonard Neil Lazarus

Finance, Admin & Treasurer

My Story

Leonard has been involved in clinical trial logistics for the past 28 years.  He has been serving as the Service Provider representative on the SACRA since 2014 Executive Committee. Over the past 28 years he has attended investigator meetings.

 

He has managed and controlled large clinical trials and assisted CRO’S in setting up complex clinical studies globally with TAT from 6 hours to 24 hours temperature controlled.

Leonard has done presentations to companies on handling, shipping and storage of clinical trial medication and blood samples.  He has assisted with documentation required for shipping medication and samples.

He has assisted with the required packaging and temperature monitoring devices and ensured that all regulations are met for shipping of samples / medication. He visits investigators / CRA’s and advises them on shipping requirements / packing / handling.  He facilitated 5-day training for Pathogenic Avian flu testing for WHO /CDC and, Webinars on Logistic and Regulatory challenges in Africa for Clinical Trials.

 

Leonard works with various regulatory boarders to bridge the gap with regulations with permits approvals for the Clinical Trial and Pharma Industry. He is an approved Trainer / Facilitator for IATA 6.2. Clinical storage Drug facility set up (Writing Site Master file /Sops) which is approved by Pharmacy Council / DOH.

His other duties include Setting up complex trials in Africa. Leonard is involved in business development on the African continent in the industry.

 

Leonard is the Regional Director at Biocair Africa and India which they brought in and distributed the 1 st 80,000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine. Under strict time and temperature-sensitive conditions in life sciences logistics, he worked alongside trusted partners in managing the deployment of the vaccines across all nine provinces in the country.

 

Leonard recently opened new offices across a variety of locations in India, including Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai and most recently Cape Town.