Kate Hudson-Farmer has joined PA Consulting (PA), the consultancy that’s bringing ingenuity to life, as a partner in the Health and Life Sciences practice. At PA Kate will focus on end-to-end product and platform development and commercialization in drug delivery and connected health.
Kate brings with her over 20 years’ experience in consulting, business development, new product innovation and technology licensing in the pharmaceutical and medical technology industries. Kate’s focus lies in developing solutions that improve patient engagement and outcomes, whilst strengthening competitiveness in the drug delivery market.
Kate joins PA from Phillips-Medisize where she was the director of front-end innovation. Here she was instrumental to the development of a sustainable, connected drug delivery device and a range of drug delivery and connected health solutions for pharmaceutical clients.
George Botsakos, Global Lead for Health and Life Sciences at PA Consulting, said: “We are delighted to welcome Kate to PA as part of our Healthcare and Life Sciences team. Her extensive drug delivery and connected-device experience, magnified by an innate ability to connect strategy, product development and commercialization will help our clients to deliver ingenious, drug delivery solutions to the patients that need them in non-traditional, remote environments. Kate will help us propel healthcare to embrace the new era of care delivery.”
Kate adds: “I’m thrilled to be joining PA, as its people, experience, insight, drive and market understanding make it a trusted partner to the pharmaceutical industry. I look forward to working with the team to develop future strategies, products, and systems to address the new treatment paradigms that will evolve in an increasingly demanding, digital and competitive market.”
PA works with most of the top 20 Pharmaceuticals and leading MedTech companies to help them bring innovative products to market. Our experts in biotech, pharma, healthcare and medical technologies work with businesses from discovery and research to marketing and sales. PA has developed innovative search functionality for The National Institute for Health Research’s digital platform, worked with Ori Biotech to enable patient access to cell and gene therapies, and worked with Sure Chill to harness its cooling technology to develop a portable and sustainable cooler that can transport lifesaving supplies to the most remote parts of the world.