We’re a great team at Woodley BioReg, with some really diverse skills and talents – and we each fulfil a unique role. Today, we’re getting to know Biologics CMC Consultant, Martin Mewies, and finding out a little more about him, at work and in life generally.
Can you summarise your role in one paragraph?
At the moment, I’m largely helping clients build, maintain or remediate Quality Management Systems. I also maintain WBR’s own QMS, since we hold authorisations to import and distribute medicinal products on behalf of clients. Otherwise, I support our project teams with respect to product process / analytical development and validation.
What’s the best part of your job?
The satisfaction gained from completing an assignment for one of our clients – and knowing we have delivered what they need.
What was your journey to Woodley BioReg?
I studied biochemistry and continued into post-doctoral work in the US and UK. I then spent 13 years working in the UK pharmaceutical industry, before joining WBR.
What would you like to achieve at work in the next 12 months?
I’d like to be in a position to understand the application of all the pharmaceutical regulatory changes brought about by the Brexit arrangements.
Can you describe what life is like at Woodley BioReg?
It’s a dynamic experience, working with a range of clients and projects, and being flexible enough to support their evolving needs.
What did you want to be when you were growing up?
I have a recollection of wanting to be a detective when I was young – possibly from watching too many 70s TV series!
Share an interesting fact about you that not many people know
I broke a finger playing softball in the UK, and another one playing cricket in the USA.
How do you switch off while away from work?
I enjoy fencing and cricket, as well as crosswords and board games.
Tell us five places you love to visit – whether they are geographical locations, eateries, attractions, shops or anything else! (Let’s assume pandemic restrictions do not apply).
I love the Peak District for walking; Tuscany for the scenery and food; Anglesey for some peace and quiet; the chair in front of the PlayStation – and whichever café is serving me my first cup of coffee of the day.
What’s one great piece of wisdom you’ve learned in work or in life?
Things are always the way they are for a reason, but it’s not always a very good reason.