Medtech isn’t the male-dominated field it was decades ago and Karen Flynn, chief commercial officer at West Pharmaceutical Services, is here to tell you about it.
Karen Flynn’s 35-year career in healthcare saw her rise through Cardinal Health and spinoff Catalent Pharma Solutions before joining West Pharmaceutical Services in 2008. Flynn has been West’s chief commercial officer since 2016, in charge of all the commercial aspects of the business.
She has a lot to oversee. West is a global manufacturer of products used to contain and deliver injectable medicines, with 27 manufacturing sites around the world. The company makes everything from syringes, to vials (made from a proprietary polymer material), to hospital administration products, to drug-delivery devices that people use on themselves.
Our sister site Medical Design & Outsourcing asked Flynn for her insights on how things have changed for women in the industry. Go to MDO to read more.