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Meet the Advena Team

Advena is comprised of three business units, encompassing our broad spectrum of expertise, Pan-European operations and global client base. The team includes highly experienced practitioners with over 30 years experience in regulatory affairs.

John Adcock

John Adcock

CEO – Advena Ltd (UK & Malta)

30 years experience in global medical device regulatory affairs including the position of Vice President of International Regulatory Affairs with the US multi-national Sherwood Medical.

Kirsty Ostle

Kirsty Ostle

Managing Director – Advena Limited (UK)

20 years experience in Quality Management, Medical Device Regulatory Affairs, Microbiology, Clean Room and Sterilisation Validation.

Anthony Kirby

Anthony Kirby

Managing Director – Advena Limited (Malta)

20 years of experience in Business Management, Systems & Procedures, 10 years of experience in the Medical Industry and 4 years as Management Representative for Quality Management Systems.

Dr Andrew Whitton

Dr Andrew Whitton

Technical Director

A broad wealth of knowledge and experience in medical device regulatory having previously worked in a number of senior regulatory roles and with many devices including IVDs, combination products, cardiovascular and wound-care devices, across all stages of the device life-cycle such as supporting the development, initiation and running of clinical investigations, obtaining regulatory approvals and controlling PMS and vigilance activities.

Sarah Weeks

Sarah Weeks

Regulatory & Quality Consultant

Over 5 years’ experience in Quality Management and Medical Device Regulatory Affairs including EU submissions. Qualified Analytical Chemist with 12 years R&D Pharmaceutical experience.

Leeanne Baker

Leeanne Baker

Regulatory Consultant

A Medical Device consultant with extensive experience of both regulatory and quality projects in accordance with both European and United States standards. Previous experience with Neurological, Orthopaedic, Contraceptive Device and Procedure Pack devices, compiling both CE Technical Files, Design Dossiers and 510 (k) submissions (k) for US market as well as submissions for Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Japan.

Zennia Paniwynk

Zennia Paniwynk

Quality/Regulatory Associate

Four years’ experience as Medical Device Regulatory Administrator involved in TF submission and specialising in Biocompatibility, Sterilisation and PMS. Qualified Medicinal Chemist with 17 years’ experience working in Chemistry and Molecular Biology research in the University sector.

Kenneth Shaw

Kenneth Shaw

Regulatory Consultant (Malta)

A medical device regulatory consultant with a biomedical and mechanical engineering background experienced in the creation and review of technical documentation and QMS, as well as in handling vigilance issues and PMS for a vast array of medical device types and classifications.

Cath Nelson

Cath Nelson

Regulatory Co-Ordinator

Over 3 years’ experience in Quality Management and Medical Device Regulatory Affairs including Technical Files, Non-EU medical device registrations and internal auditing to ISO 13485: 2016. Trained in Cosmetics regulations in accordance with EU 1223/2009 and construction of Product Information Files.

Purdy Ellul

Purdy Ellul

Business Administrator (Malta)

Over 6 years experienced in Business Administration, Customer Service, Account Management and sales.

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