Smithers Viscient Names Steve Dean Managing Director For Europe

Smithers Viscient, a global contract research organization (CRO), today announced the appointment of Dr. Steve Dean to the position of Managing Director.

Dean joins Smithers as a highly experienced business and science leader with over 25 years spent within contract research organisations (CROs) including WIL Research, Harlan Laboratories and others. His strengths lie in strategic planning, operational management and people leadership.

“Steve is highly respected in the industry,” said Susan Shepherd, President, Smithers Viscient. “We are very excited to have him join our team as we continue to strengthen and grow our business here in Harrogate in support of our clients in Europe and around the world.”

An experienced business leader, Dean will assume operational responsibility for the Smithers Viscient European site in Harrogate, UK. His experiences encompass diverse organisations, nationalities and cultures which will meet the needs of both our clients and business extremely well.

Dean, who holds a PhD in Oncology and a BSc in Genetics and Cell Biology has published more than 30 papers on a variety of subjects, He has relocated to Harrogate to take up this post.

About Smithers Viscient

Smithers Viscient is a global contract research organization (CRO). The company delivers a comprehensive range of ecotoxicology, environmental fate, metabolism, chemistry, andtoxicology services, for the pharmaceutical, crop protection, chemical, and consumer household product industries.  Pollinator testing capabilities include laboratory-based studies, semi-field, and field exposures. With laboratories located in North America and Europe, Smithers Viscient, has performed standard guideline and higher-tiered environmental studies for 45 years. For more information about Smithers Viscient’s environmental regulatory testing solutions, visit