Thomas Nikolai to Join Hospira as Senior Director, External Biologics Collaborations and Partnerships

Life Science Partner recruits former Director, Biologics, Parenteral Products at Abbott Laboratories

Life Science Partner announces the recruitment of Thomas Nikolai, MS, MBA, to become Senior Director, External Biologics Collaborations and Partnerships for Hospira’s biosimilars division.  Hospira is a global specialty pharmaceutical and medication delivery company that develops, manufactures and markets products that help improve the safety, effectiveness and costs of patient care.

Nikolai leaves Abbott with over 20 years of leadership experience in biologics process development, technical operations and manufacturing support.  In his most recent role, Nikolai served as Director, Biologics, Parenteral Products, where he was the Global CMC leader for commercial and late-stage biologic drug products including Humira, Abbott’s blockbuster arthritis drug.

“Nikolai is a passionate and results-driven professional with a progressive technical management career in the biopharmaceutical industry.” noted Tom Callaway, MD, Founder and President of Life Science Partner.  “He brings a wealth of knowledge and leadership to the biologics team at Hospira and will serve the company well as it provides biosimilar versions of the world’s most critical biological drugs.”

Nikolai received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and his Masters of Science in Biochemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.  He earned a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin, Parkside.

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