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Melanie Turieo joins PA Consulting to lead Global Health and Life Sciences Product Development Business

04 August 2021


Product development expert Melanie Turieo has joined PA Consulting (PA), the consultancy that’s bringing ingenuity to life, as a partner. Melanie will also serve as PA’s Head of Health & Life Sciences Product Development, a new role that will bring award-winning design and end-to-end multidisciplinary product development offerings to PA’s pharma, biotech, medtech, and healthcare clients.

Melanie has been in product development consulting for over 25 years, focusing on the design and development of regulated and safety-critical items, including medical, military and consumer products. In the last 15 years she has focused exclusively on regulated medical device development. Most recently, Melanie was Senior Vice President at Cambridge Consultants and head of the US Medical Technology business. She has led technical teams through concept to launch development for pharma and medical device clients for applications ranging from home-use combination products to surgical tools and systems.

Melanie has a degree in Human Factors Engineering from Tufts University and has extensive experience advising clients on the regulatory requirements around human factors and usability engineering and use-related risk management. She also serves on the Industry Advisory Council for Tufts’ Human Factors Engineering program.

PA is the only consulting firm with end-to-end innovation expertise. PA designs and develops world-leading innovations such as Ori Biotech’s platform technology to revolutionize cell and gene therapy manufacturing, the Orbital® inhaler which is being used in key research to combat tuberculosis, a universally designed line of award-winning beauty tools for Guide Beauty, and the Clinician Matching Network which improves COVID-19 patient care by matching doctors to hospitals. Early last year as COVID-19 strained hospitals, PA answered the call of the UK Government’s Ventilator Challenge and led one of the largest mobilizations of innovation, science and engineering to develop enough ventilators so that every patient who needed one had one.

George Botsakos, Global Lead for Health and Life Sciences at PA Consulting, said: “We are thrilled that Melanie is joining the team. In her role, Melanie’s expertise will complement and further differentiate our ability to deliver end-to-end product innovation for Health & Life Sciences clients. Continuing to integrate and scale our multidisciplinary offerings and teams will immensely benefit our clients and help deliver ingenious therapies for patients.”

Melanie Turieo, Head of Health & Life Sciences Product Development at PA Consulting, said: “I’m happy to be joining PA because of the exciting growth ambitions of the company, particularly in the US market. I’m also very excited about the breadth of capabilities and expertise that PA provides, ultimately allowing me to combine my passion for product development with strategic business expertise and market insight to be able to offer something truly unique and highly differentiated to our clients.”

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