In advance of the US FDA’s ISO 17025 mandate for labs testing imported food and addressing identified or suspected food safety problems, this webinar will discuss the ISO 17025 standard and describe how a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) can support quality management and lab operations including resources, sample plans, equipment calibrations, reporting and managing non-conformances.
Michael Gannon is an Engineer who has worked in the field of laboratory informatics for almost 30 years. Michael established Orbis Labsystems in 1998 with the goal of providing integrated LIMS solutions to Food, Beverages, Pharma and Government industries. Today, Orbis Labsystems is established in Europe and the Americas providing LIMS, Instrument Integration, Reporting and Data Analytics services to over 50 customers. The organization is a strategic partner with Thermo Fisher Scientific.
Russell MacKenzie is a Coca-Cola Alumnus with 30 years of experience in Informatics solutions related to both Beverage and Ingredient quality. He held the position of Director of Global Lab Informatics supporting Coca-Cola's Center of Excellence Analytical Services Laboratories which provided analytical support to the entire supply chain. After graduating from Coca-Cola, Russell joined Orbis Labsystems as a Senior Consultant and has been working with global Pharma industry customers. Through Orbis Labsystems, partner of Thermo Fisher Scientific, Russell works directly with Thermo Scientific™ SampleManager LIMS™ software projects.
Jai Bhana is a registered professional scientist with the Health Professions Council, South Africa. She is Senior Partner with Africa Technical Consultancy & Lab consultant with Orbis Labsystems Services, delivering science and analytical intelligence in Quality, Food Safety & Product Integrity globally. Business relevant risk mitigation strategies are executed in ingredients and finished products for Consumer Safety and Co Brand & Reputation to build trust and confidence. Jai previously worked at The Coca-Cola Company as Director for Africa, responsible for day to day execution in Operational Excellence, technical leadership and performance management leading diverse technical teams to successful outcomes. Jai is currently completing her MBA with Henley, Reading UK with a research thesis on “Culture and Digital pace of Change in Labs of the Future”. Jai holds a BSc. Chemistry & Bsc. Honours in Pharmacology, from the University of the Witwatersrand, and a Diploma in Cosmetic Chemistry from the Society of Cosmetic Chemists, South Africa. She holds certifications in Lab Quality Management, Operational Excellence and ISO (9000, 17025, 15189, 22 000), GLP, GMP & HACCP.