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Smithers Avanza Toxicology Services Adds Lyric Boyle as Director, Business Development

Smithers Avanza Toxicology Services, a boutique contract research organization (CRO) specializing in general toxicology, vaccine safety and developmental and reproductive toxicology (DART), recently appointed Ms. Lyric Boyle as Director, Business Development. The addition supports the organization’s commitment to the principles of providing accurate data, on-time, with high-touch, to each of our clients as demand for toxicology testing grows.

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Lyric has over 20 years of experience in preclinical discovery and development, including safety assessments in the chemical industries. As Director, Business Development for Smithers Avanza, she will be responsible for planning and implementing a comprehensive strategy with the goal of driving sales growth and client engagement.

“Lyric is a respected professional with a proven ability to strengthen client relations,” said Michael Dorato, PhD, DABT, Fellow ATS, Executive Vice President, Smithers Avanza Toxicology Services. “Her extensive laboratory experience and contract research history enables her to provide clients with a unique understanding of study challenges and timelines. We are very pleased to welcome Lyric Boyle to the Smithers organization.”

Prior to joining Smithers Avanza, Lyric served as Business Development Director at Charles River Laboratories. Her industry experience includes Facility Head Surgeon, Technical and Study Director responsibilities in Pharmaco/Toxicokinetics, Cardiovascular Safety Pharmacology, and Quantitative Whole-Body Autoradiography. Lyric holds a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from University of Missouri. She can be reached at or +1 (240) 261-8065.

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About Smithers Avanza

Smithers Avanza is a contract research organization (CRO) supporting the pharmaceutical, agrochemical and chemical industries. Our scientists have expertise in bioanalytical studies and toxicologic assessments, including developmental and reproductive toxicology (DART).

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Last Updated: 06-Feb-2019