Dr. Brigitte Simons
Dr. Brigitte Simons is a business development executive in support of leading-edge laboratory services and data management tools for the development of safe cannabis. Bridging expertise within analytical science, pharma drug development, and environmental testing – Brigitte has a professional track record for laboratory testing instrumentation, software and sample contract design for the Canadian federal agencies, such as Canadian Food Inspection, Health Canada, Agriculture Canada, and Environment Canada. She spent over 6 years working in the Drug Toxicology and Analysis Division at Health Canada in a mass spectrometry facility testing. She completed two post-doctoral fellowships at the Clinical Sciences Hospital of the National Heart, Blood & Lung Institute within the famous NIH campus in Maryland, USA. Continuing on in lab specialities, Brigitte then joined SCIEX, a global instrumentation vendor for hardware and software for mass spectrometry. With over 15 years experience with operating mass spectrometers, Brigitte managed Canadian federal and provincial government sales for full laboratory services, covering clinical, forensics to product health and environmental safety. Prior to working abroad, Brigitte received her Ph.D. in Chemical Biology at the University of Ottawa in a joint chemistry program with drug pharmacology at Health Canada. Brigitte is now the Vice President of Laboratories and Operations at Molecular Science Corp., a Canadian laboratory services company that will deliver analytical testing & data-driven business intelligence to the growing cannabis economy.