As Director of both the Saint-Laurent and Laval sites, Dominic’s mission is to understand and meet the specific needs of the Institute’s clients. With a win-win solution approach, he aims to develop a service optimized for all tenants: Each stakeholder is important. Dominic is responsible for all operations in connection with the NEOMED Institute as well as the support services offered to resident companies, such as security and information technology.
With a Master degree in Cellular Biology from the Université de Sherbrooke (2003), Dominic worked for 12 years in the biopharmaceutical field (ID Biomedical, GSK Vaccines). He gained expertise in the fields of analytical research, quality control, operational excellence, and management. For eight years, Dominic was part of a group dedicated to the physicochemical characterization of candidate vaccines. During this time, he familiarized himself with the instrumentation used in analytical chemistry. He has held the positions of Research Associate, Analytical Tests Supervisor, Laboratory Coordinator, and also served as Interim Manager for the Quality Assurance department.
In 2013, Dominic took over the management of technical services at GSK Vaccines. This department oversaw several service groups, such as building maintenance, logistics, and equipment validation. As a function of his responsibilities, he successfully led the redesign of the Laval site’s office space, in addition to building an open-concept workspace. Dominic was also responsible for the implementation of projects related to the environment / health / safety, to quality assurance, and process optimization (Lean Culture). His leadership and organizational skills were put to use with several mandates outside of the regular scope of his functions.
At the NEOMED Institute, Pascal establishes and manages analytical services and instrumentation. Some of the main assays/processes he is responsible for are high-throughput Log D and solubility determinations, and chiral and achiral compound purification by HPLC-MS and SFC-MS. He also offers other types of services such as consulting (purification, instrument, and software training, etc.), and instrument maintenance and troubleshooting. These services are not exclusive to internal resident companies; they are also available to external parties.
Pascal brought to the NEOMED Institute over 10 years of analytical chemistry experience within the pharmaceutical industry. He began his career in 2003 with AstraZeneca as a member of the analytical chemistry group and then moved to Boehringer Ingelheim in 2010, where he was part of the analytical chemistry and purification team. Over the years, he has been involved in the implementation and optimization of many assays and processes such as physical chemistry properties determination, automated compound purification services, (single compound and library), and compound management. One of his major accomplishments was the introduction of the SFC (supercritical fluid chromatography) technology both at AstraZeneca and Boehringer Ingelheim, where he became an SFC specialist responsible for chiral and achiral compound analysis and purification. Pascal received his MSc in Chemistry and Biochemistry from Concordia University in 2002.