WE LCO ME TO DF M ICRO
DFMICRO QUALITY CONSULTING ASSOCIATES
ADVISORY, CONSULTANCY & CONTEXTUALISED MICROBIOLOGY
(ISO, GMP, GLP, ILAB)
Over 20 Years Microbiological Experience, (Academic, Clinical and Industrial) Dr. Derek Freeman of DFMICRO has the Proven Expertise to:
- Facilitate the Resolution of Microbiology Related Issues
- Provide Background Information & Technical Support
- Promote a Microbiological Quality System (MQS) Management Approach
- Provide Added Value to the Client's Quality Management System
- Promote a Community Forum for Fellow Microbiologists
DFMICRO through Dr. D. Freeman predominately operates within a Microbiology / Quality brief, though the facility exists to co-opt additional resources and skill blends where and when the situation demands.
DFMICRO recognises that quality management within modern industry is an inherently multidisciplinary activity, involving a blend of disciplines and skill sets and favours working closely with multidisciplinary teams within the client management context or with third party project management teams and / or independent official working bodies.
Are specialised microbiological resources important?
Would You Visit the Optician for a Filling?
"Currently we have a requirement for a Senior Microbiology Lab Team Lead based in a pharmaceutical company in [deleted]. This is an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to step up their career. The position is based in the Microbiology Dept but the candidate does not have to come from a micro background".
Given that such attitudes to resource acquisition are not unusual and come directly from the customer, it is hardly surprising that the concept of Microbiological Quality Management and with it a proactive role for Microbiology Quality throughout the process often fails to get further than the QC laboratory.
Common sense would dictate that where the Microbiological quality and safety of a product are of concern, an independent / integrated MQS is developed to promote Good Microbiological Quality throughout the process, process environment and by extension to the product itself. This involves considerably more than, and should not be confused with, the basic provision of a Microbiology testing facility / bench area somewhere within the QC complex and requires that Management recognises the specialised nature of the resources (qualified personnel, management approach and materials) required. If Microbiology is at all relevant to the process or product, the question should become
What resources do we need to develop a robust & effective MQS?
MICROBIOLOGY QUALITY SYSTEM (MQS) ASSESSMENT
DFMICRO favours the use of an MQS approach to the Planning and Management of Microbiological Quality Resources. The MQS approach recognises that successful "Problem Solving" requires that suitably qualified and experienced resources be appropriately positioned and streamlined within the existing process.
"The majority of system failures associated with Microbiological Quality relate not to the lack of adequate resources, but to the fact that existing resources are poorly planned managed and positioned within the process".
In providing solutions to Industry DFMICRO relies heavily on the use of MQS Assessment to identify where "Disabling Agents" exist and may obstruct successful achievement of the required objective.