Owen Mumford appoints former Circassia VP as R&D Director

Owen Mumford Bal Johal

Medical device design and manufacturer Owen Mumford, has appointed Bal Johal as director of research and development.

Johal brings experience in the pharmaceutical and medical device sector, covering a range of therapeutic areas and dosage forms, most recently working as vice president of product development, quality, regulatory and medical with Circassia. Prior to this, she held roles within research and development at GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer and Mundipharma Research Ltd.

Research and development has always been at the heart of Owen Mumford’s unique offer and represents a major pillar in the company’s strategic direction and development. The appointment of Johal into this pivotal role will enhance the quality and strength of the company’s existing pipeline. It also secures a well-defined path to deliver new ambitions in innovation, sustainable product design, life-cycle analysis and increased positive impact on healthcare professional and patient experience. 

“We welcome Bal very warmly into our business,” said Jarl Severn, managing director at Owen Mumford. “She has the background, experience and drive to continue to accelerate the innovation and forward-thinking that will see us achieve ambitious growth and set us apart from the competition.”

 Johal said, “To join Owen Mumford at this time is very exciting. With a combination of progress already made and some very talented people within the organisation, I can see that we will be able to deliver a high standard of success and innovation that will have a truly positive impact.”