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Ms Sarah Beeby

United Kingdom



An established business leader in Life sciences, with a passion to enable better healthcare and research through technology, innovation and change.
Development of new offerings and services to enhance clinical trials and unearth greater understanding of patient journeys from prediagnosis to treatment utilising AI, strategic partnerships and real world data. Deep understanding of research sites from delivery to commercial opportunities, to enable sales and revenue generation alongside delivering value and actionable outcomes for Life science customers.
Thorough understanding of the R&D process to commercialisation across biopharmaceutical products, devices and digital solutions with a focus on partnership and commercial opportunities for products and services.
Creation and leadership of global cross functional teams to create value, build businesses, deliver revenue and operational efficiencies.

Award winning partnerships with AI (CliX) and healthcare partners in the US, UK and India, delivering faster, more accurate recruitment for clinical trials - Newcastle Trust HSJ finalist.
Developed and sold a best in class patient data insights solution in partnership with leading healthcare institutions and HIEs in the US. 12 months from concept to delivery and revenue. Piloted with 2 top 10 Pharma companies, built a strong book of business in new and repeat projects Therapy areas, oncology, Alzheimer’s, rare disease.
Embedded the first commercial research site into an NHS Trust. Through a strategic revenue share partnership, enabling the trust to find patients for clinical trials and the Commercial site to deliver increased patient numbers in faster times. Northumbria Trust/Synexus.
Introduction of a social media and digital patient recruitment strategy to optimise SMO delivery.
Developed Alzheimer’s registry to support patient recruitment with leading key opinion leaders in the US and UK.
Developed an etherapeutic and monitoring device for wound healing from concept to 510k submission.
Rapid growth of CRO operations - sales and delivery, in Europe, Africa and Asia.

Digital clinical trial strategy.
AI enabled trials.
Patient recruitment strategies.
Partnerships and vendor selection.
Growth and sales strategy.
Patient journeys.

CCRA is a not-for-profit organisation originally founded to represent independent clinical research contractors and allied industries.