Aspire Scientific is an independent medical writing agency led by experienced editorial team members, and supported by MSc and/or PhD-educated writers
Our aim is simple: to take the pressure off our clients by consistently delivering high-quality medical writing projects on time, and with meticulous levels of service
We are proud of the work that we deliver. We produce only the highest quality medical writing services that will have the maximum impact for our clients
We are also the founding sponsors of an educational news service for professionals involved in the development of medical publications: The Publication Plan

You have a publication plan or series of medical writing projects to deliver. Successful implementation is critical; however, your resources are limited. You need a reliable, experienced, highly qualified team, with an excellent knowledge of your therapy area, to help you deliver the work to the highest standards, with meticulous service, and in accordance with your timelines, budgets and compliance requirements.

That is why we set up Aspire Scientific: to solve your problems and make your life easier. Importantly, our medical writing services are also cost-effective, allowing clients to do more with limited resources.

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Our Focus

We are focused on providing our clients with:

Fastidious standards and quality
Robust internal procedures to ensure the highest quality
Meticulous and highly attentive service
A trusted and experienced point of contact
A highly qualified, well-trained team
Proven expertise in medical writing and publication planning
An ethical and compliant approach
Cost-effective programmes

Our Services

  • We are proud of the work that we deliver. We produce only the highest quality medical writing that will have the maximum impact for our clients

  • Our aim is simple: to take the pressure off our clients by consistently delivering high-quality work on time, and with meticulous levels of service

  • We understand the pressures you are under and our medical writing and publication planning services are designed to meet your needs

  • All our writers are members of the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP). Additionally, 60% of our writing team are Certified Medical Publication Professionals (CMPP)

  • Our work complies with the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP) Code of Ethics

  • We ae also the co-founding sponsors of an educational news service for professionals involved in the development of medical publications: The Publication Plan

  • We aim to meet the highest ethical standards in medical writing through regular training and adherence to Good Publication Practice

Frequent medical writing services we deliver are shown below (click on icons for more information)

We can support clients over a wide range of therapy areas

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Testimonials

Here is a selection of feedback we have received from happy clients...
  • We are very happy with the good news from you, and really appreciate Aspire’s work and support with these successful publications. Our team had a nice lunch to celebrate the acceptance [of the articles]. Once again: many thanks for Aspire’s support with these publications

    Medical Director
    Global Biotechnology Company
  • Thank you for allowing me to read and comment on this. I think that it is superbly written, beautifully clear, balanced and informative. Really this is a very nice article and I am honoured to be involved and have such an easy task to review!

    Professor
    at a leading University
  • We work with several medical writers and we recognise good quality when it is there; in working with you and your team, the good quality was definitely one of the many good comments we’ve received from our team working with your team

    Senior Medical Manager
    Global Biotechnology Company
  • We are very pleased with the final product and successful finish to the project. We sincerely thank you, Aspire Scientific, for your continuous and dedicated support. Your brilliant liaison with the co-authors and excellent quality of medical work are great asset to our team

    Medical Director
    Global Biotechnology Company
  • This is fantastic news!

    Thank you for all your hard work on this abstract!

    Without you this would not have been possible to accomplish!

    Medical Director
    Global Pharmaceutical Company
  • Many thanks for providing this excellent first draft. Usually, I’m very critical, but here I very much like what you provided so far…

    Attached are a few comments only

    Professor
    at a leading University
  • Just a huge thank you, these slides far exceed my expectations.

    Much, much appreciated!

    Senior Publications Manager
    Global Pharmaceutical Company
  • Many thanks for the huge effort today and for the overall high quality of the work that you have delivered.

    It was really appreciated

    Professor
    at a leading University

Our Team

Leadership & Senior Editorial Team

Rick Flemming

Executive Editorial Director

MSc, PhD, CMPP; Executive Editorial Director

Rick is an experienced medical writing professional who has spent almost 15 years working in, or for, international medical communications agencies. During this time, Rick has helped deliver publications and medical education initiatives across a diverse range of therapy areas. His commitment to editorial excellence and publications best practice is absolute, and he takes great pride in helping all members of our writing team also achieve these high standards. Rick is a PhD-educated scientist, a Certified Medical Publication Professional (CMPP) and a member of the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP). To send an email to Rick, click here.

Ryan Woodrow

Executive Editorial Director

BSc (Hon), CMPP; Executive Editorial Director

Ryan brings 20 years of experience of working within pharmaceutical companies and in editorial positions within medical communications agencies. During this time, Ryan has developed excellent medical writing skills, a good knowledge of numerous therapeutic areas and extensive experience of delivering effective medical education and writing programmes. Ryan is conversant in the latest ethical guidelines, serves on the European Committee for the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP), and is a Certified Medical Publication Professional (CMPP). To send an email to Ryan, click here.

Duncan Campbell

Director of Scientific Services

PhD, CMPP; Director of Scientific Services

Duncan has over 10 years’ medical communication agency experience leading multiple large accounts with global pharmaceutical account teams. He has expertise in global strategic publication planning and delivery across a wide range of therapy areas, as well as an established history of developing and coordinating both traditional and multichannel scientific content. Duncan is committed to the quality of his own work, and that of his teams. Duncan is a PhD-educated scientist and a Certified Medical Publication Professional (CMPP) accredited through the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP).

David Cutler

Director of Scientific Services

PhD, CMPP; Director of Scientific Services

David has been working within international medical communications agencies for approximately 15 years. During this time, David has developed extensive experience in a broad range of publication activities and delivered comprehensive communication programmes across many therapy areas. With his meticulous attention to detail, excellent medical writing skills and process-driven approach, David has a commitment to quality that is unsurpassed. David is a PhD-educated scientist, a Certified Medical Publication Professional (CMPP) and a member of the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP).

Hannah Mace

Scientific Director

MPharmacol, CMPP; Scientific Director

Hannah is an experienced medical writer and scientist, having spent over a decade working in the pharmaceutical and medical communications industries. After completing her Master of Pharmacology degree at the University of Bath (having spent a year working at GlaxoSmithKline during this time) Hannah continued her research career at Pfizer, working in a number of therapeutic areas before specialising in the field of chronic pain. Hannah then took her passions for scientific education and communication into medical writing. A specialist in medical education, she has in-depth expertise in the development of primary manuscripts, eLearning, educational programmes and scientific meetings across multiple therapy areas. Hannah is a Certified Medical Publication Professional (CMPP) and a member of the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP).

More about Aspire Scientific

Aspire Scientific is led by experienced editorial team members with at least 10 years of experience who are supported by a team of rigorously selected, highly qualified medical writers and academic specialists. This means we can provide cutting-edge expertise across a broad range of therapy areas. Our medical writers possess comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge of a range of therapy areas meaning that whatever your medical writing needs, we can help you. Current areas of expertise can be found here.

To contact us for more information, click here.

Writers & Editors

Louise Niven

Principal Medical Writer

DPhil; Principal Medical Writer

Louise is an experienced medical writer and trained scientist. She received her Masters in Biochemistry and DPhil in Clinical Pharmacology from the University of Oxford and subsequently completed postdoctoral research positions at the Rockefeller University (New York) and Cancer Research UK’s London Research Institute. During this time she developed a passion for science communication, gaining medical writing and editing experience, before moving permanently into the medical communications industry. She has knowledge of a variety of therapeutic areas and enjoys applying her scientific expertise to deliver high-quality writing projects in a range of formats. Louise is a member of the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP).

Jo Chapman

Senior Medical Writer

PhD; Senior Medical Writer

Jo is a PhD-educated scientist with extensive research experience encompassing 11 years in drug discovery. Following a post-doctoral position at University College London, Jo joined Arrow Therapeutics Ltd (acquired by AstraZeneca in 2007) and progressed through a number of roles, culminating in Head of Molecular Biology. She has knowledge of a wide variety of therapeutic areas including virology, cardiovascular disease and oncology. Jo has been delivering high quality work for Aspire Scientific for the past few years across a broad range of projects including manuscripts, slide kits and large educational documents. Jo is a member of the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP).

Alice Wareham

Senior Medical Writer

PhD; Senior Medical Writer

After completing an MSc in Medical and Molecular Microbiology at the University of Manchester, Alice began working as a research scientist at Public Health England (PHE) within the Novel and Dangerous Pathogens and Tuberculosis departments. Her particular area of interest was the immune response to tuberculosis and the identification of relevant biomarkers. During her time at PHE and in association with St George’s University, she successfully gained a PhD. It was while writing her PhD thesis that Alice discovered she had a flair for scientific writing, a talent she decided to develop as a career by taking a full-time medical writing position at Aspire Scientific. Alice is a member of the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP).

Emma Prest

Medical Writer

PhD; Medical Writer

After gaining a first-class degree in Medical Biochemistry from the University of Manchester, Emma completed her PhD in Oncology at the Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute, where she worked within the Leukaemia Biology Group. During her PhD, Emma discovered her passion for science communication through volunteering for Cancer Research UK. Emma is a talented writer who has developed her skills through placements with Aspire Scientific’s academic freelance team, an experience that led to her decision to transition from academia and accept a full-time medical writing position. Emma is a member of the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP).

Philippa Flemming

Senior Editor

PhD, CMPP; Senior Editor

Philippa has been a medical writer and editor for 5 years. She received her PhD in Molecular Physiology from the University of Leeds and previously worked as an Innovation and Technology Manager for the UK National Health Service. Philippa uses the scientific skills and knowledge she developed in academia to add real value to many of our deliverables. She has provided high quality editing support across multiple therapy areas and a broad range of deliverables. Philippa is a Certified Medical Publication Professional (CMPP) and a member of the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP).

Our vision and values

We are committed to providing clients with the highest quality medical writing support, in accordance with ethical and transparent practices. We endeavour to do this through a friendly, adaptable and professional approach. We are also committed to providing the most talented team that we can for our clients, and to supporting our team through continued training opportunities and by providing a positive work-life balance.

Ethically delivering the highest quality medical writing support, with a personal touch

We consistently provide the highest quality medical writing support

Our services are underpinned by our knowledge of guidelines and commitment to ethical and transparent practices

Through our friendly, adaptable and professional approach we foster and maintain successful partnerships

We are committed to providing the best team for our clients by employing the most talented staff and supporting their continued development

We are passionate about ensuring our team enjoy a positive work-life balance through supportive and flexible working