Markku Toivonen

Markku Toivonen is a physician and specialist in internal medicine from Helsinki University. Markku has over 25 years of experience as a regulatory professional in the pharmaceutical industry, regulatory affairs and consultancy.

From 1997 to 2005, he worked at the National Agency for Medicines, first as Head of Section in the Marketing Authorisation Department then as Senior Medical Officer.

Following this, he became Scientific Director at NDA Regulatory Science Ltd. in April 2005 where he currently works.

In 1997 Markku became a member of both the Committee for Proprietary Medicinal (CPMP) and the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) at the European Medicines Agency (EMA) where he stayed until 2004.

Additionally, he chaired the EMA Scientific Advice Working Party (2003-2004); the CPMP Scientific Advice Review Group (SciARG) (2000-2003); and the CPMP Ad hoc group on (pre-) clinical comparability of biotech products (2001-2002).

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