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Lynne Ensor, Parexel Chair at SMi’s 4th Annual Pharmaceutical Microbiology East Coast, exclusive interview released

SMi Group Reports: Exclusive interview with Lynne Ensor, Parexel, chairing at SMi’s 4th Annual Microbiology East Coast Virtual Conference, April 28-29 2021.

BOSTON, MA, UNITED STATES, March 11, 2021 / -- SMi Group are proud to announce that Lynne Ensor, Vice President, RCS Head of Global Compliance, Parexel International will be chairing the 4th Annual Pharmaceutical Microbiology East Coast Conference, convening virtually on April 28th and 29th.

Ahead of the conference, SMi Group caught up with Lynne Ensor, Vice President, RCS Head of Global Compliance, Parexel International, to discuss and hear about her expertise in the pharmaceutical microbiology industry, as a chair of the conference what she’s looking forward to at this year’s conference, what vital topics she'll be addressing in her presentation.

Interested parties can register at US$499 for pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies and US$999 for commercial organisations at

Giving a valuable insight into her work and the field of pharmaceutical microbiology, SMi Group were delighted to host Lynne Ensor for a pre-conference exclusive interview. Some highlights from the interview include:

The pharmaceutical microbiology industry has matured significantly in previous years, what key developments have you witnessed in the last year within the field?
'The swift response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been impressive this past year! Technological advances already in development were quickly adapted to be used to detect or combat SARS-CoV-2, such as mRNA vaccines. Pivoting innovation streamlined the development and allowed people access to tests, therapies, and vaccines in response to the pandemic in record time, which was and remains desperately needed. These historic achievements required critical global industry collaborations and regulatory flexibility to allow for quick pivoting to assist in warding off the spread and mutation rate of SARS-CoV-2.

What is the greatest challenge for you to personally overcome within the pharmaceutical microbiology field currently?
'Related to the COVID-19 pandemic, I think the greatest challenge over the past year, and which continues, is remaining current on scientifically-sound, data-driven information and attempting to inform others of it. There has been so much unsubstantiated information spread making it challenging to aid in the understanding of the science and logic behind mitigating the transmission of the virus and the seriousness of our current situation.

The full chair interview is available in the ‘download centre’ at

As well as chairing the conference, Lynne Ensor will also give an esteemed presentation on the following:
‘Emergency Use Authorization: Understanding a Regulatory Strategy Weapon Used to Battle a Pandemic’
• Describing EUA approaches developed by global regulatory health authorities
• Understanding how EUA authority could be applied
• Case studies: Application of EUA authority to combat COVID-19

The full speaker line-up, brochure and agenda are available on

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SMi’s 4th Annual Pharmaceutical Microbiology East Coast
Virtual Conference: Online Access Only
Conference: April 28 – 29, 2021
Workshops: April 27, 2021

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