The People

Dr Ian Smith


Chief Executive Officer and Founder


Ian has over 30 years' experience in the drug delivery industry. Previously, he has led the inhalation and device product development groups at both Glaxo and Pfizer. He was also Head of Medical Device Development at PA consulting and R & D Director at Andaris. In 2001 he founded the drug delivery company Meridica and lead the organisation as CEO until 2004, when it was acquired by Pfizer and valued at $140 million. Most recently, Ian is director of H12 Consulting, which provides strategic advice to industry and investors on drug delivery technologies, and is non Executive Director at the Oxford based Glide Technologies Limited.