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Management Team

Peggy Lalor, PhD

Founder, President and CEO

Dr. Lalor is a co-founder of Histion and an accomplished researcher with greater than 25 years of experience in innovative research and product development for the biomedical industry. She specializes in the development and evaluation of novel pharmaceuticals and medical devices (including retrieval analysis) and in developing novel animal models. Dr. Lalor came to Histion after 5+ years at Vical Incorporated, where she served as Executive Director of the Department of Preclinical Safety and Efficacy. During that time, she also provided consulting services to the Medical Device industry through her company, PAL BioTechnology Consulting. Dr. Lalor has held a variety of additional research positions including Director of R&D for GenSci Orthobiologics Incorporated (currently Integra Orthobiologics), Director of Bone Biology for SkeleTech, Inc. (currently MDS), Principal Research Scientist for Howmedica Incorporated, a Division of Pfizer (currently Stryker Ltd.). She also held a staff position at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Lalor received her PhD in Experimental Pathology from the University of London, London, UK. She has authored multiple chapters and journal articles focused on the testing of a variety of pharmaceutical, biological and medical device products. Her work has contributed greatly to the successful advancement of a broad range of products to clinical trials and, in many instances, product launch. 

Simon Smith, BSc, MIBMS

Founder and Technical Officer

Simon Smith has over 20 years experience providing high quality histology for academic and clinical institutions and to pharmaceutical and medical device companies. He has served in key Supervisory and Scientific positions in multiple companies and academic laboratories including SkeleTech Inc.; Stryker, Osteonics, Howmedica Inc., the London Hospital School of Medicine and the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine, and the London Hospital Medical College. Most recently, he was on staff at the Allen Institute where he was responsible for implementation of high throughput histology platforms, most notably, the ISH platform technology that resulted in production of the Allen Brain Atlas. Mr. Smith received his BSc in Human Biology at the Oxford Polytechnic, Oxford, UK and his AIBMS at the University of Westminster, London, UK where he specialized in cellular pathology. He has been a key contributor to multiple articles published in a variety of journals including Nature.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide affordable, high quality services that meet our clients' product development needs in a reliable and timely manner. 

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