Posted on October 22, 2014
Commercial Eyes is celebrating the announcement that our Managing Director, Andrew Carter, is the 2014 recipient of the Pat Clear Award.
This is the Australian medicine industry’s most prestigious award, presented by Medicines Australia in recognition of a person or group’s significant commitment and contribution to the Australian pharmaceutical industry.
This is the first time the award has been given to someone working in the professional services aspect of the industry.
In his presentation, Dr Martin Cross, Chairman of Medicines Australia, acknowledged the special role Andrew, through his direction of Commercial Eyes, has played in assisting many companies to bring important medicines into the Australian market – through advice, guidance and expertise. Without this support many current players would not have secured a position in the Australian market. Martin also mentioned Andrew’s support of many charitable and other non-profit organisations.
Andrew says, ‘It’s a real honour to have been recognized in this way and a testament to the valuable contribution that the professional service industry makes to the Australian medicine industry. It’s also a public acknowledgement that a career in professional services is valid, valuable and indeed vital to the medicine industry.’
Andrew’s passion for his profession led to the establishment of Commercial Eyes in 2001 to provide quality, results-oriented services and advice to pharmaceutical and medical device companies. Since then, the company has grown to become Australia’s foremost life sciences commercialisation consultancy.
With offices in Melbourne and Sydney, Commercial Eyes has assisted more than 350 clients and provides our numerous clients with a comprehensive commercialisation service which this year grew to include the early phase of pharmaceutical and medical device development.
About the Pat Clear Award
The Pat Clear Award was established in 2002 to commemorate the substantial contribution Mr Clear made to the medicines industry in Australia during his 40-year career. Pat Clear had a passionate belief that the industry held an important place in Australian society, not just through the provision of medicines, but as a tool of social policy to make the country a fairer place for all.