Operations Team Members

Deidre Oosthuizen (B.Pharm, M.Sc. North-West University)
Deidre Oosthuizen (B.Pharm, M.Sc. North-West University)Operations Head of Clinical Research
Deidre is a registered Pharmacist with a Master’s degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry. She started her career as a Clinical Research Associate (CRA) at Quintiles. Following that position, she worked for Wits Clinical Research as a Clinical Trial Site Pharmacist, gaining experience in mixing cytotoxic medication for clinical trials. In 2011, she was promoted to Site Manager for two of their clinical trials sites, where she implemented on-site quality control and was responsible for managing and training the staff. Her expertise in various disease areas include rheumatology, vaccines, oncology, cardiology, endocrinology, haematology, respiratory and nephrology.
Leonora Minnaar (BCompt Accounting Sciences, UNISA)
Leonora Minnaar (BCompt Accounting Sciences, UNISA)Financial and Administrative Manager
Leonora did her Accounting Learnership at a medium audit firm in Pretoria. During the period 2007 to 2009, she gained experience in auditing, taxation and financial management. In 2009, she relocated to Dubai where she worked in payroll and general financial management until 2010. Leonora’s responsibilities at Vx Pharma include bookkeeping, financial management and forecasting and all tax-related matters.

The Clinical Team

Study Investigators
Study Investigators
Vx Pharma has unprecedented access to a network of investigators through our exclusive affiliation with The Intercare Hospital Group, a world-class facility providing healthcare to over 600,000 patients per annum. Our current team of principal investigators consists of paediatricians, surgeons, cardiologists, physicians and various general practitioners. We, therefore, have the ability to engage with appropriate specialists for each clinical trial project. Moreover, our Medical Director, Dr. Paul Abrahams, heads up the entire clinical team and acts as a sub-investigator on all clinical studies.
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Study Coordinators
Study Coordinators
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Contract Staff
Contract Staff
While permanent, professionally-trained staff at our dedicated trial sites are continuously improving their skills and bringing valuable insights to medical innovation, Vx Pharma also works with contract staff, allowing us to scale up or down according to industry demand, thus minimising overhead costs and keeping pricing highly competitive without compromising on quality of delivery.
Emergency services
Emergency services
As per the standard of care for clinical trial conduct and to safeguard research participants, Vx Pharma has formed an association with ER 24, a private emergency response and pre-hospital care service that is always located on-site at critical times during a study.