R&D manager (Former Employee) – Utopia – April 10, 2019
Around four years ago, Almirall decided to become a Derma company.
Since then, almost all derma experts in development (present in the German, Swiss and US centres) left the company. Now, the Spanish R&D site without relevant derma expertise is in charge - governed by some ex-Allergan managers from the US with whom they 'collaborate' based on an intense mutual dislike.
Some numbers: in the four years before Almirall became a 'Derma company', it conducted around 8 clinical trials on own development projects through its expert affiliates in the US/Germany/Switzerland. In the four years after the switch to derma, the number was zero (yes, zero) for own projects.
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