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SGS Life Science Services is pleased to announce that Fran Beideman and Nick Toltl have joined the group as managers of research and development. In their new roles, Dr. Beideman and Dr. Toltl will provide strategic technical leadership and resource management for expansion of research and development capabilities at the New Jersey and Ontario facilities.

The ongoing research and development expansion is in keeping with the aggressive growth plan SGS has for its four US facilities, and follows efforts to enhance biologics testing services through a recent acquisition of M-Scan; a leading provider of advanced chemical and biochemical testing as well consultancy and training based on Mass Spectrometry and Chromatography.

“Dr. Beideman and Dr. Toltl are the ideal people to grow our research and development services,” said Don Castle, senior vice president of SGS Life Sciences North America. “Their extensive experience managing analytical development programs for global life science companies allows us to relate more closely with our clients, and significantly advances the scope of service and expertise we can offer.”

Dr. Beideman has more than 30 years of pharmaceutical industry experience. In his previous role as senior director of analytical development with Pfizer, he led analytical chemistry support for marketed products. His expertise covers method transfers, extractables and leachables and laboratory management. Dr. Beideman received his Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Georgia.

Prior to joining SGS Life Science Services, Dr. Toltl was with Eli Lilly for 10 years, most recently as a principal research scientist, where he managed development groups and provided technical leadership for global analytical development. He has proven expertise in method development and validation, degradation pathways, stability and setting specifications and has been published on topics including: dissolution, HPLC method development, and mass spectrometry. Dr. Nolti received his Ph.D in Analytical Chemistry from Mc Master University, Ontario, Canada.

About SGS

SGS Life Science Services is a leading contract service organization performing analytical development and quality control testing .The SGS Life Science Services service portfolio includes analytical chemistry, microbiology, stability studies, method development, and protein analysis. In addition to testing services, SGS offers clinical trial management (Phase I to IV) and services encompassing bioequivalence studies, bio-analytical services, data management, biometrics and regulatory consultancy. With 13 laboratories worldwide, SGS Life Science Services represents the broadest network of contract analytical laboratories, serving local as well as global life science companies.

SGS is the world's leading inspection, verification, testing, and certification company. With 59,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,000 offices and laboratories around the world.


For more information, please contact

Eric Hoffman

Vice President of Marketing

Life Science Services

SGS North America

201 Route 17 North, Rutherford, NJ 07070

Tel: +1.336.542.3335