We are expanding our geographic reach by opening an office in San Fransisco, California, USA

NDA Group has helped companies get their products to the market for more than 20 years. Over the last few years we have established offices on the US east coast in Princeton and Boston. Today we announce a new presence in San Francisco on the US west coast, to support more frequent face to face interactions and strategic regulatory support on site. With this expansion we are announcing our first west coast based Principal Consultant, Alison McGregor.


Alison McGregor joins NDA Group from her position as Global Regulatory Affairs Leader at BioMarin Pharmaceuticals Inc. After completing a PhD in neuroscience from Cambridge University in the UK, she worked in academia at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada and at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm prior to moving into regulatory at the UK MHRA and then to AstraZeneca. Alison is an experienced global regulatory affairs professional with 20+ years in the pharmaceutical sector both with industry and regulatory agencies across all therapy areas and has extensive experience working with teams globally across sites and regions.

Alison will be based in San Francisco where she will be supporting clients with advice on their US and EU drug development programs in order to get their products into both markets faster.

Johan Strömquist, CEO of NDA Group commented:

“The US expansion is our main focus in 2018 and we are planning on expanding our support for FDA and EMA submissions, milestone meetings and de risking early stage data packages. Establishing ourselves on the US west coast is an important step to get closer to our clients in one of the most vibrant life science areas in the world. Bringing Alison on-board is particularly important as her experience represents the ideal we share across NDA – that of bringing diverse regulatory requirements together to create the best possible development programs as efficiently as is possible.”

Laurie Smaldone-Alsup, MD, COO / CSO of NDA Group commented:

“As our business and our client base in the US are growing at an incredible rate it is important for us and for our clients that we have people on the ground who are sensitive to their needs. Alison will provide our many clients on the west coast with direct access, not only to her own extensive experience of supporting development programs, but also to the aggregate expertise of NDA Group.”