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. 

Janis Picurro, new Principal Consultant at Lachman Consultant Services, Inc.

We are pleased to announce that Janis Picurro has accepted the position of Principal Consultant in the Regulatory Practice at Lachman Consultants, effective December 18, 2017.

Ms. Picurro is a senior level regulatory professional with over 24 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry where she had a career of progressively increasing responsibilities in Regulatory Affairs.

Lisa Tinsley, new Director at Lachman Consultant Services, Inc.

We are pleased to announce that Lisa Tinsley has accepted the position of Director in the Compliance Practice at Lachman Consultants, effective December 1, 2017.

Ms. Tinsley is a 25-year pharmaceutical compliance and remediation professional who has led global compliance and auditing teams, developed Quality leadership and strategies, and enhanced Quality Systems. She is well experienced with FDA inspection requirements,

Jose L. Toro, Ph.D., new Principal Consultant at Lachman Consultant Services, Inc.

We are pleased to announce that Jose L. Toro has accepted the position of Principal Consultant in the Compliance Practice at Lachman Consultants, effective November 13, 2017.

Dr. Toro has extensive R&D Quality, and Quality Operations experience in the pharmaceutical industry.
He specializes in the transformation of Quality and Technical Services organizations including Quality Systems,

Compliance 360 – A podcast survival guide to US FDA enforcement and compliance

Join former FDA Investigations Branch Director Ricki Chase –now with Lachman Consultants – as she draws on her 16 years of agency experience to bring you the latest insights into FDA inspections, interactions and expectations.

Compliance 360° is hosted by Medtech Insight

PODCAST LINEUP

October 23

Compliance 360° Part 10: Turn Your CMO Nightmare Into A Dream Come True (1 of 2)

June 5
Compliance 360° Part 9: US FDA Is Looking Closely At Process Validation – Are You Ready?

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,

David G. Lonza, B.S. Engineering, new Head of EU at Lachman Consultant Services, Inc.

We are pleased to announce that David Lonza has accepted the position of Head of EU at Lachman Consultants, effective September 1, 2017.

David Lonza joined Lachman Consultants in August 2016, in the role of Deputy Advisor to the President / CEO – Strategic Initiatives. David’s expertise includes servicing pharmaceutical / biopharmaceutical / biotech clients to meet International Regulatory challenges and Operational Readiness.

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,

Linda Evans O’Connor Presents in Singapore

On April 27, 2017, Linda Evans O’Connor, Head of Business Processes and Regulatory, presented at the 2nd Healthcare Asia Pacific Summit 2017 in Singapore. She presented on international regulatory trends, FDA enforcement actions for foreign and domestic firms, the new US Administration and effect on expected guidances, and quality culture.

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.