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Chris Bertz image Chris Bertz, CCRA: Principal, Managing Member

Chris has been the owner of Catalyst Biopharma Services, LLC, a clinical trial operations and project management consulting firm since 2010.  Chris has over 17 years of experience managing all phases of clinical development in multiple therapeutic areas including neurology, cardiology, oncology, ophthalmology, autoimmune and infectious diseases. He has managed global trials, supported NDA and MAA submissions for drug approval, and was the project director of the coordinating center for a National Institutes of Health sponsored clinical trials network. 

Prior to forming Catalyst Biopharma Services, Chris was a Clinical Program Manager at biotech Gilead Sciences’ liver diseases group in Durham, NC. 

Chris was previously a Project Manager at Lineberry Research Associates, a contract research organization, where he managed clinical trials for a variety of pharmaceutical companies. 

Prior to that he held several positions with Emmes Corporation in Rockville, MD managing all aspects of commercial and government sponsored trials in conjunction with the National Institutes of Health.

Chris has been a Certified Clinical Research Associate (CCRA) with the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) since 2003.  He graduated with a BS with honors in biology from the University of Maryland in College Park, MD.

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