Top 10 Quality & Best Practices Blogs of the Last Year
Quality Management - 16 June 2017
At SOLABS, we’re lucky enough to have Brian Graeff (former VP of Quality Operations at Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc.) and John Carkner (former President and CEO at Pillar5 Pharma Inc.) on our team. Every month Brian and John publish a Quality & Best Practices article to give you their insights into how best to manage common challenges you might encounter in the Life Sciences industry.
Here are Brian and John’s Top 10 Quality & Best Practices articles from the last 12 months
- 5 Tips for Communicating with Auditors
- Creating & Sustaining a Quality Culture: Part 1 – Living the Values
- Handling Customer Product Complaints
- Lean Manufacturing and Quality
- Quality and Safety Have A Lot in Common
- Creating & Sustaining a Quality Culture: Part 3 – Internal & External Messaging
- Creating & Sustaining a Quality Culture: Part 2 – Making an Impact
- Issue Escalation: 5 Tips for Communicating with Senior Management
- Product Documentation: Essential to an Effective Quality Program
- Preparing for an Audit
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About John Carkner
John Carkner is Senior Consultant in SOLABS’ Quality Assurance & Best Practices Unit and has had a career spanning more than 35 years in the pharmaceutical industry. A microbiologist by training, he began his career in Quality Control with Pfizer Canada. John gradually took on more responsibility, including overall Quality for Pfizer’s Canadian manufacturing operations, eventually became Site Leader of their Arnprior, Ontario manufacturing site. When Pfizer divested the Arnprior site in 2009, John began a new phase of his career leading a contract manufacturing organization. He concluded his career as President and CEO of Pillar5 Pharma Inc., and after five years in contract manufacturing, moved to a less structured role as a consultant to the industry.
About Brian Graeff
Brian Graeff is currently the Head of the Quality Assurance & Best Practices Unit at SOLABS. Brian’s career in the pharmaceutical industry spans over 40 years during which he held various management positions in Quality Assurance, Quality Control and Production with Sterling Drug-Winthrop Laboratories, AstraZeneca and Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc.. Brian retired from Sunovion in 2010, where he served as the VP of Quality Operations. During his career, Brian helped manage many different drug products and APIs with the majority of his experience being with parenteral, respiratory and tablet dosage forms. Brian brings a wealth of experience in pharmaceutical manufacturing, quality management, FDA interactions and CGMP interpretation and implementation to the table.