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Discovery & Development Drug Discovery

The (Secret) Barrier Breaker

What were your early achievements?

When I joined SK&F in the late 1970s, they were working on the world’s first blockbuster drug, cimetidine, a drug used to inhibit stomach acid production. And while I can’t claim any credit for the launch of the drug, I was fortunate enough to be a part of the company during its formative years and see many successful products sent to market. I was part of the team that launched Clearblue in 1985 and Clearblue One Step in 1988. They were massive technological breakthroughs and it is amazing to think that they are still highly recognizable products. And though I’ve never helped a patient in a hospital setting directly, I’ve been able to touch the lives of many through the products I’ve helped bring to market. Perhaps I’m not as bad at helping the sick as my mother thought!

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Maryam Mahdi

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After finishing my degree, I envisioned a career in science communications. However, life took an unexpected turn and I ended up teaching abroad. Though the experience was amazing and I learned a great deal from it, I jumped at the opportunity to work for Texere. I'm excited to see where this new journey takes me!

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