Fran Zipp Elected Vice Chair of ISPE International Board of Directors

LCS would like to congratulate the newly elected International Board of Directors for ISPE for 2018-2019. This Board is responsible for devising strategy and governance of ISPE, the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering, is the world’s largest not-for-profit association serving its Members by leading scientific, technical and regulatory advancement throughout the entire pharmaceutical lifecycle. The newly elected Board includes LCS’ own CEO and President,

Awareness And Precision Are Key To Manufacturing Data Integrity

The Pink Sheet recently posted an article authored by James Davison, Ph.D. Vice President of Lachman Consultants that addresses the criticality of Data Integrity outside of the laboratory.

The article highlights that regulators are making clear that issues of data integrity go well beyond what happens in drug laboratories or clinical trials and that the data compliance issues that have plagued the laboratories are relevant to areas such as manufacturing.

Aloka Srinivasan, Ph.D., New Vice President, Regulatory Practice at Lachman Consultant Services, Inc.

We are pleased to announce that Aloka Srinivasan has accepted the position of Vice President, Regulatory Practice at Lachman Consultants, effective May 14, 2018.

Dr. Srinivasan is a recognized professional with more than 15 years of experience serving at FDA and National Cancer Institute where she contributed to: establishing a DMF review division in FDA to meet GDUFA related goals;

We are pleased to announce that Linda Evans O’Connor has been promoted to VP, Chief of Staff.

In her new role, Linda will directly support the President and CEO serving as principal interface in key matters and delivering oversight across all Practice Areas, including program management of existing, new, and evolving projects. She will assist in the development of strategic plans and goals, advise on projects and critical issues, and continue to direct the on-going development of the Lachman brand and marketing strategy.

Donna Gulbinski, new Vice President, Compliance Services at Lachman Consultant Services, Inc.

We are pleased to announce that Donna Gulbinski has accepted the position of Vice President, Compliance Services at Lachman Consultants, effective April 9, 2018.  In this new role, Donna will report directly to me.

Ms. Gulbinski is a proven global quality leader who delivers strategic quality, compliance, and business performance services to Lachman and our clients. 

From Big Data To Cybersecurity, Today’s Device-Makers Face Myriad Compliance Risks – But Being Proactive Can Pay Off, Ex-FDA Official Says – article in Medtech Insight by Lachman Consultants

Too many medical device manufacturers are struggling because they don’t have policies and systems in place to handle the ever-growing amount of data they receive about their products once they’ve gone to market. As a result, important signals can go undetected or unaddressed, leading to compliance problems and devices that are of poor quality – both of which could ultimately affect a device-maker’s bottom line.

Anticipating trends in regulation – how do you get your information, and what do you do with it once you do?

In today’s global marketplace, industry is responsible for adhering to regulations in all markets that their products are in. Today’s pharmaceutical supply chain also likely contains partners that are across many geographic regions, and regulators expect conformity. In addition, regulators expect proactive compliance, and concerns about a retroactive “lack of assurance” of GMP are frequently the cause of a recall. 

Ricki Chase, M.S., Director, Lachman Consultants, to Present at American Pharma Outsourcing Summit

Ricki Chase, Director, Compliance Practice, will be presenting at the American Pharma Outsourcing Summit taking place September 27th and 28th, 2017 at the Doubletree by Hilton Boston North Shore. Ricki will be presenting on the Regulatory Hazards of Outsourcing, and will cover the following areas:

  • Approving products on a batch-by-batch basis
  • Establishing laboratory controls
  • Training employees in current GMPs
  • Having appropriate test procedures designed to assure standards
  • Examining compliance services that are available to you

Her presentation will be taking place on Tuesday,

UGA’s Wided Najahi-Missaoui Granted First Women in Pharma Scholarship (iSpeak blog, ISPE, September 8, 2017)

Wided Najahi-Missaoui, MS, PharmD, doesn’t know the meaning of the word “can’t.” Since arriving in the United States from Tunisia in 2000, she has earned two graduate degrees (a close friend says she collects degrees like others collect stamps), and accolades. Her mentor, Dr. Michael Griffith Bartlett, who is Professor and Director–BS Program at the University of Georgia (UGA) College of Pharmacy,

Article published in Contract Pharma by James Davidson, PhD

James Davidson, PhD, Vice President, Science and Technology practice, Lachman Consultants recently authored an article in Contract Pharma. The article, “Data Integrity Guidance Around the World”, reviews guidance issued by worldwide authorities (FDA, MHRA, PIC/S, and TGA) with regards to data integrity controls and the overall framework for a data governance system. The article can be found here.

Lachman Consultants Participates in the ISPE/FDA/PQRI Conference

A few weeks ago, Lachman Consultants participated in the ISPE/FDA/PQRI Quality Manufacturing Conference (“Conference”) in Alexandria, VA. For those that have never attended, this is a particularly dynamic meeting for those that are involved in manufacturing in the regulated industry. There were a myriad of presentations and workshops with members of FDA and industry professionals,

James Davidson, Ph.D. to Present at the Food and Drug Law Institute Annual Meeting

James Davidson, Ph.D., Vice President, Science and Technology, will be moderating a session at the Food and Drug Law Institute Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. The session, “Responding to and Remediating Data Integrity Issues in a 483 or Warning Letter’, will take place on Friday, May 5 at 12:30 PM in the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center,

Jean Poulos, M.S, M.B.A., new Principal Consultant at Lachman Consultant Services, Inc.

We are pleased to announce that Jean Poulos has accepted the position of Principal Consultant in the Regulatory Practice at Lachman Consultants, effective April 10, 2017.

Ms. Poulos is a seasoned Regulatory professional with more than 25 years of combined quality assurance, quality control, regulatory affairs and compliance enforcement experience in the pharmaceutical / biotechnology industries. 

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