Pedro Franco

Director of Europe, Global Regulatory & Scientific Policy

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Pedro Franco holds a degree in Pharmacy (PharmD) from the University of Lisbon, a Master in Organic Chemistry (M.Sc) from the New University of Lisbon with collaboration with Imperial College in London and a PhD in Orphan drugs and Rare diseases from the University of Sheffield. Pedro Franco completed also his music studies (Cello) in Lisbon.
Currently, Pedro is working as a Director Europe for Global Regulatory & Scientific Policy (GRASP) at Merck. Previously, He worked at the European Medicine Agency for 12 years in different roles and departments mainly focusing on regulatory affairs, assessment, orphan drugs, paediatrics, peer review, CMC and strategy. Beforehand, he was working at INFARMED (the Portuguese national competent authority) as a pharmaceutical assessor. Before joining regulatory competent authorities, he worked as a post graduate research fellow in the area of toxicology, carcinogenic chemistry and drug development.