Vanessa Phillips is Head of Operations at WAYS Pharmaceutical Services.
The regulatory profession has always attracted diverse individuals with a wide range of professional experiences. Top talent has migrated from preclinical labs, clinical operations, quality, and a range of functions to pursue a career in regulatory operations. The role of the regulatory operations professional has and continues to evolve as the requirements for the position have changed drastically. These professionals have witnessed a substantial change in the responsibilities associated with their role. These changes are directly related to those in global submission requirements and associated standards, emerging technologies, and shift ing resourcing models, among other factors.