Consultant, Pharma Biotech

Email: pharmamail@nsf.org
Phone: +44(0)1751 432999
Country: Switzerland

Thurloch O’Criodain has nearly 40 years of experience in quality management, spanning the medical device, pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. He joined NSF from the pharmaceutical manufacturing sector, where he spent many years ensuring GMP compliance and managing inspections from a number of regulatory agencies.

Dr. O’Criodain has a doctorate in chemistry and began his industrial career in 1980. He completed a post-graduate diploma in pharmaceutical manufacturing technology in 1994 and was accredited with Qualified Person status in accordance with Irish and EU requirements. He has worked with solid dose facilities, aseptic drug product manufacture and biological production.

His recent assignments have included quality systems remediation as well as inspection preparation and management. He has also completed two successful plant start-ups, including the associated development of the quality organisation and systems.

His areas of expertise include:

  • Quality management
  • Quality systems implementation
  • Manufacturing management
  • Organization design in a manufacturing environment
  • Laboratory testing systems and operations
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