Reference materials are a critical component of the laboratory’s quality system. From calibration of measurement systems to validation of methods, reference materials ensure accuracy in testing. Different terminologies between pharmaceutical (compendial) and non-pharmaceutical (ISO) reference materials can lead to confusion in determining the best fit-for-purpose reference, potentially impacting accuracy of the testing method. In this presentation, important concepts from metrological traceability, SI unit of measurement and certificate of analysis will be discussed along with the different quality grades of reference materials and how selection of the proper quality grade can ensure optimal fit-for-purpose and testing accuracy. Traceability, certification, stability, and workflow application examples will be provided.
Derrell Johnson, Jr. is Innovation Manager for the Reference Materials franchise of Merck, a leading life sciences company. In his current role he is responsible for exploring new technologies and business opportunities involving reference materials as well as the identification and development of new, innovative reference materials for food & natural products, pharmaceutical, clinical / diagnostic, forensic and Cannabis testing applications. He leads the franchise’s proficiency testing and custom businesses and drives the strategy execution for the company’s overall Reference Materials business.
Derrell has 20 years of experience in the reference materials industry, primarily with Merck’s Cerilliant portfolio. His experience ranges from providing long-term strategic insights & trends, new innovations, product development & management, and quality systems to manufacturing, quality control testing, and technical service. He has authored or co-authored a book chapter, scientific article, and editorial on reference material subjects for peer reviewed publications and an industry magazine. Derrell also has lectured on various reference material topics at numerous seminars and conferences in China, India, and the US. He holds a Master of Science degree in Organic Chemistry from Texas A&M University and a MBA in Business Administration from Texas State University.
Derrell Johnson, Innovation Manager, Reference Materials on behalf of Merck
Dit webinar vindt plaats op dinsdag 1 december om 15.00 uur.