Cecil Nick

Vice President (Technical)

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Gained BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry from University of Cape Town and has been working in regulatory affairs and clinical development for over 30 years; for the last 25 years focused on biological medicines. Particular expertise in monoclonals and biosimilars, having worked on over ten such programs and participated extensively in Industry and International meetings on the subject.


Joined PAREXEL in February 2001 and has been involved with issues relating to clinical development, regulatory submissions, biosimilars, orphan drugs and training. In the last five years alone has worked on scores of clinical development plans connecting the input from pharmacologists, statisticians, therapeutic experts, and feasibility analyses to craft development plans which are effective, highly efficient and achievable with extensive experience in the field of inflammatory disease.


From 1987 – 2000 served as Regulatory Manager at Novo Nordisk Ltd. working on the development and registration of biotechnological products and NCE’s. Previous experience includes Farmitalia Carlo Erba, May and Baker, London International Group and Lundbeck. In addition has knowledge of health economic assessments, quality assurance, pharmaceutical distribution and clinical research.


Has been a guest lecture at Cardiff University MSc in Clinical Research and Greenwich University MSc in Pharmaceutical Sciences courses and Biotech Module leader for the TOPRA MSc course. He is on the editorial panel of SCRIP Clinical Research and has authored many articles on regulatory and clinical development issues.


Cecil has particular expertise in regulatory, biotechnology and clinical development and is a well-known expert on biosimilarity and comparability. Most recently Cecil has been extensively involved in the development of monoclonal biosimilars and has supported a number of global marketing applications. He has been a frequent international speaker and author on the topic of biosimilars and comparability.