About Us

Verta Life Sciences is a full-service international consulting and product management firm that provides CMC development and operational support to pharmaceutical and biotech companies.


We are a highly experienced team of subject matter experts on all topics related to Chemistry Manufacturing and Controls (CMC).

Our mission is to improve the health and safety of patients. We are focused on delivering the highest quality services and take pride in providing innovative CMC solutions to our clients around the world.

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Trusted by companies around the globe

Our diverse team of PhDs, MBAs, scientists, & engineers add value to our clients in over 65 countries around the world

Meet the Verta Life Sciences Leadership Team

Nick Davies

Managing Partner

Nick brings over 30 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry to his role as Managing Partner of Verta Life Sciences. He has helped numerous clients; develop, manufacture, register, launch and supply new products around the world. His expertise lies in manufacturing strategy and has been responsible for the annual supply of over $5 billion worth of pharmaceutical products globally.

Ian Smart

Ian Smart

Managing Partner

Ian leverages over 30 years of experience in the Pharmaceutical and Medical Device sector. With a proven track record in consulting for almost three decades, Ian has extensive knowledge in all areas of product development, manufacturing processes, business development and worldwide regulatory requirements that supports his focused insight and leadership for multi-disciplinary teams of Health Care Projects.

Beth Lindsey


Beth has over 30 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry helping clients overcome challenges in the areas of business development, product launch, manufacturing supply chain optimization, strategic sourcing, and contract negotiation. Her 30 years in the industry has given her a deep knowledge of contract manufacturing offerings resulting in her ability to pinpoint the right manufacture for a client’s specific needs.

Story Behind Our Firm

In the nearly two decades since its founding, Verta Life Sciences has grown steadily with its team of over 100 consultants and a track record of success, the company is well-positioned to continue to meet the needs of its clients and to make a positive impact on life sciences.


Verta Life Sciences experienced steady growth and increased its total number of consultants to over 100 worldwide. Our team of skilled professionals have a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the life science field, and worked to support our clients achieve success in over 110 projects.


Verta Life Sciences remained committed to its mission of helping clients bring innovative and effective life science products to market by successfully completing over 66 projects.
Our team grew to 80 consultants worldwide.


Name changed to Verta Life Sciences in recognition of the expansion of our services as a fully integrated Life Science Consulting and Product Management firm.


NDA Life Sciences formed as a partnership to spring board the growth of our Consulting Services and Product Management firm. NDA Life Sciences experienced steady growth and increased its total number of consultants to 50 worldwide.


Nick Davies & Associates, LLC  started doing business as NDA Consultants in recognition of the growing number of consultants joining the organization.


Nick Davies & Associates LLC,  an International Pharmaceutical and Biotech Consulting organization was founded by Nick Davies.

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