Life Science Partner recruits proven project management leader at Dade Behring and Syva Company
Life Science Partner announces the placement of James (Jim) D. Carraher, formerly director of program management at Pelikan Technologies, to become the director of program management, cellular analysis business unit at BD Biosciences. BD Biosciences, a division of Becton, Dickinson and Company, provides a comprehensive portfolio of reagents, systems and technical expertise to accelerate the pace of biomedical discovery and diagnosis.
In this new role, Carraher will be responsible for the BD Bioscience cellular analysis product development team – speeding products rapidly from concept to prototype to final product in manufacturing and into the research scientist’s laboratory. Carraher will accelerate product development for this world leader in flow cytometry solutions for research and clinical use for immune function, vaccine research, infectious disease and oncology.
At Pelikan Technologies, Carraher led an entrepreneurial team to develop the next generation sample acquisition and blood glucose monitoring. Previously, he was director of project management at Aviron, a vaccine company developing the FluMist delivery system.
“Jim is a top-flight project manager, who has been proven on the international stage,” says Life Science Partner vice president Cindi. Roberts. “He will prove a valuable addition to speeding the commercialization of BD Biosciences’ considerable portfolio.”
Carraher comes to BD Bioscience with more than 20 years of experience developing leading-edge diagnostic products. In addition to Pelikan Technologies, Carraher has had leadership roles in product management, international marketing and business general management during 20 years at Syva and its successors Behring Diagnostics and Dade Behring. While living in Germany during 1996 to 2000 leading global product management for Dade Behring, he introduced the first Customer Advisory Board and Technology Advisory Board that created the Company’s first detailed product lifecycle plan. The net resulting efficiency was seen in a 17% reduction in manufacturing cost and reduced post-installation service calls.