WILMINGTON, N.C., March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AAIPharma Services Corp., a leading provider of pharmaceutical product development and manufacturing services, announced today the promotion of Dean Shirazi, Ph.D., to Vice President, Analytical Development. Shirazi will assume the position effective April 4, 2011.
Dean Shirazi, who joined AAIPharma in June 1992 as a Senior Scientist, has served in a variety of key positions, including Director of Method Development, Divisional Director, and, most recently, Senior Director of the Analytical Group. He is a nationally recognized, published expert in the field of chromatography.
"Dean is a key member of our Analytical team," said George Spanos, Ph.D., Vice President, Laboratory Services. "He is an outstanding scientist who is recognized in the method development and method validation business, and is also a respected mentor to young scientists here."
The appointment reflects the commitment of AAIPharma Services to tapping its rich expertise and experience in serving customers with reliable, robust outcomes. The company has built a long-standing reputation for delivering analytical methods in compliance and on time through the work of seasoned scientists such as Dr. Shirazi.
Dr. Shirazi received his Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from Georgetown University. He conducted post-doctoral research at the University of Tennessee as a research associate. His areas of interest are High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC), Gas Chromatography (GC), chiral separation and optimization of experimental condition in chromatography.
About AAIPharma Services Corp.
AAIPharma Services Corp. is a leading provider of services that encompass the entire pharmaceutical drug development process from discovery through commercialization. The company, which has the benefit of more than 30 years of experience, specializes in analytical chemistry, formulation development, clinical packaging, oral drug delivery and contract manufacturing. AAIPharma Services serves more than 300 large pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. It is headquartered in Wilmington, North Carolina. For more information, visit our website at www.aaipharma.com.
SOURCE AAIPharma Services Corp.