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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)

Over 15 years’ experience within Medical Device Regulatory, with 10 years of those in Consultancy. Specialising in single use, sterile devices due to a strong microbiology background (>20 years). Involved in numerous successful CE marking projects ranging from class III to self-registration class I devices for European submissions along with US and Canadian registration and submission. Implemented, managed and audited numerous ISO 9001, ISO 13485, US 21 CFR 820, JPAL Quality Management Systems. Qualified Internal Auditor and Responsible Person Specialist for Cosmetic products.

Anthony Kirby

Anthony Kirby

Managing Director – Advena Limited (Malta)

In excess of 20 years experience in Business Management, Systems & Procedures. Wide-ranging experience in the Medical Device Industry and Medical Device Regulatory Affairs, Management Representative for Quality Management Systems and EU Authorised Representative (EC REP) services.

Sarah Pavitt

Sarah Pavitt

Senior Regulatory & Quality Consultant

A senior Consultant with over 9 years in medical devices industry working on airways, COPD, IVF and ventilator devices. Responsible for providing regulatory consultancy to clients seeking to obtain or maintain CE marking for a broad range of medical devices (MDD Classes I, IIa, IIb and III). Review and collate Technical files including Clinical Evaluation Report to MEDDEV 2.7.1 rev 4, Risk Management to ISO14971 and post market surveillance plans/reports. Assist clients with ISO13485 related activities including Quality Systems gap analyses, procedures and internal audits. Qualified Analytical Chemist with 12 years R&D Pharmaceutical experience.

Kenneth Shaw

Kenneth Shaw

Lead 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.

Anna Galluzzo

Anna Galluzzo

Regulatory Consultant (Malta)

A medical device consultant with extensive knowledge of the medical device regulatory field with a PhD, a MSc and a BEng in Biomedical Engineering. Also experienced in compiling and reviewing technical documentation for a variety of medical devices and IVDs in compliance with MDR/IVDR.

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.

Abigail Psaila

Abigail Psaila

Regulatory Associate (Malta)

Abigail joins Advena as a Regulatory Associate, with a BEng in Electrical Engineering and experience in compiling technical documentation for various industries including medical, automotive and automation, Abigail will be providing support to the consultancy team while gaining additional experience with the creation of technical documentation in compliance with the medical device regulations.

Purdy Ellul

Purdy Ellul

Business Administration - Team Leader (Malta)

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

Valerie Borg

Valerie Borg

Business Administrator (Malta)

Born and raised in Australia and now enjoying a new lifestyle in Malta. Has over 20 years of experience in Business Administration and Customer Service.

Grishma Mistry

Grishma Mistry

Regulatory Consultant

After completing her Internship at Advena, Grishma obtained an MEng in Biomedical Engineering. She continues to support the Consultancy team gaining particular experience in the creation, development and completion of Clinical Evaluation Reports to MEDDEV 2.7.1 rev 4 and Biological Evaluation Assessments to the requirements of EN ISO 10993.

Helen George

Helen George

Business and Project Manager

Helen joins Advena as our Business and Project Manager. She has over 6 years in the medical device industry experience in managing developmental projects, and has held key roles supporting Technical, Quality & Regulatory Departments. Most recently, she has set-up and managed a multi-site ‘proof of concept’ clinical trial to collect sufficient data to apply for and be awarded a claim extension for the test device. Previous work experience spans more than 20 years’ in Operations Management and Training. Helen also has an MSc in Occupational Psychology and is Prince2 Practitioner qualified.

Jessica Ostle

Jessica Ostle

UKRP Co-ordinator

Jessica joins Advena as UKRP Co-ordinator after recently graduating with a BA(Hons) in Business and Finance. Her specific role is to support the administration team within the UK operation.

Mariam Ali

Mariam Ali

UKRP Consultant

Mariam has a MEng in Medical Engineering and has over 6 years’ experience in the medical device industry. She has previously worked for the MHRA and World Health Organisation and has an in-depth understanding of the UK and EU medical device regulations. She also has experience writing and reviewing technical documentation, as well as a strong background in post market surveillance.

 

Roxana Coltan

Roxana Coltan

Business Administrator (UKRP)

Roxana joins Advena as our UKRP Business Administrator. Roxana is an experienced Business Administrator with over six years’ experience in office management, administrative support and customer service. She is organised and she has a meticulous eye for detail ensuring that all tasks are carried out to the highest standards.

Andrea Meikle

Andrea Meikle

Business Administrator (UK)

Andrea joined the UK Admin Team as an experienced Business Administrator/Office Manager; mainly in Higher Education. Her focus now is the administration of Advena’s Cosmetic Responsible Person services that is offered for UK and EU markets.

Polina Sobolevskaia

Polina Sobolevskaia

Business Administrator (Malta)

Polina, originally from Russia,  joins the Advena team as a Business Administrator after completing her MBA in Business Administration in the UK and BA in Accounting in the USA. Having 10-years of experience in customer service and medical office management in the USA, her major role and responsibilities include the facilitation of business administration tasks and customer account management within the Malta office.

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