SEKISUI XenoTech Appoints New COO
Hires CRO & Pharma Veteran, Dr. Darren Warren, As New Chief Operating Officer
SEKISUI XenoTech has announced the appointment of Dr. Darren Warren, PhD, as the company’s new Chief Operating Officer. Dr. Warren has over 15 years of leadership experience with Contract Research Organizations (CROs) and almost 30 years of leadership experience in the pharmaceutical industry. October 16th marked his first day as COO at SEKISUI XenoTech.
Dr. Warren is an accomplished executive with expertise in operations, business, strategy, and science for service sector research organizations. His most recent position prior to SEKISUI XenoTech was “Vice President and General Manager” with a west coast CRO, and his extensive industry experience includes Ricerca Biosciences, SNBL USA, Charles River Labs and Bayer Corporation. Dr. Warren obtained his PhD in Pharmacology and Toxicology from the University of California, Davis in 1986.
Dr. Warren specializes in identifying and accelerating strategic and operational measures that strengthen performance with sustained multi-million dollar operational results. Dr. Toshinari Ohara, PhD, CEO of SEKISUI XenoTech, added, “Dr. Warren’s demonstrated proficiency at combining expertise with methodical and pragmatic approaches to meet the challenges faced by today’s research industry, along with strong insights into emerging opportunities, trends, and issues, made him the clear choice for this position. Darren is committed to the highest level of quality, professionalism and excellence, which is in perfect alignment with SEKISUI XenoTech’s philosophy.”
Upon joining SEKISUI XenoTech, Darren noted, “I am excited to become a member of an organization with the distinguished performance history, leadership team strength, depth of scientific expertise, and position of market leadership that SEKISUI XenoTech enjoys, and that holds an optimistic outlook toward the future growth while maintaining commitment to excellence in providing a positive customer experience as well as outstanding contract services and products.”
About SEKISUI XenoTech
SEKISUI XenoTech, LLC is a global Contract Research Organization utilized by 98% of top pharma companies and numerous other organizations. For almost 25 years, the company has offered proven drug development expertise, providing an ever-evolving selection of cell and tissue-based products, screening, radiolabeling, API manufacturing, in vitro ADME Tox and pharmacology, in vivo ADME Tox and QWBA, metabolite ID and production, bioanalytical services and consulting. SEKISUI XenoTech’s product selection includes a wide range of high-quality unique and standard reagents, including subcellular fractions, hepatocytes, media, tissue samples, cell lines, recombinant enzymes, substrates & metabolites and more. The company also regularly prepares and delivers custom-designed products and services in response to client requests. For additional information, please refer to the company’s website at www.xenotech.com.