RALEIGH — Azzur Labs Raleigh, an analytical laboratory serving the biopharmaceutical and medical device industries, has appointed Marie France Quillen, a former Pfizer exec and Air Force veteran, as its senior director.

Azzur Labs, headquartered in Lehigh Valley, PA, established its Raleigh operation in November 2018 to meet the growing demand for full-scale microbiology and GxP laboratory services in RTP.

In her new role, the company said Quillen will oversee all operations for Azzur Labs Raleigh, as well as work to expand service offerings.

Quillen has more than 15 years of microbiology laboratory management and business development experience, and worked with leading life science manufacturers, including Pfizer and Novo Nordisk.

She holds a bachelor of science degree in Biology from the Metropolitan State University of Denver, and she is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

“I’m excited to join the team at Azzur Labs. Customer service and quality are the foundation on which Azzur Labs is built, and I’m grateful for the opportunity to continue the tradition of exceptional service, while at the same time enhancing our offerings to the market,” said Quillen.

Azzur has full-scale operations in Pennsylvania, Raleigh, and Boston, and provides professional analytical compliance testing and consultative services for the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries.

“We are extremely pleased to have Marie France at the helm of Azzur Labs Raleigh. I have full confidence that, through her experience developing and leading QC labs for some of the world’s most renowned life science manufacturers, Marie France will set the course for future growth as well as a dynamic culture,” added Kym Faylor, president of Azzur Labs.