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SCIENTIST SPOTLIGHT: June 2018

Name: Nadezjna Vaes
Alcami Site: Weert, Netherlands

How long have you been with Alcami?
The first of July I will celebrate one year of working with Alcami. After graduating from university, I immediately started working here.

What is your role? 
I am a part of the Quality Control Group, primarily focusing on ICP-MS analysis, in process controls and stability studies.

What is the most rewarding part of your job?
The most rewarding part of my job is feeling that my work makes a positive difference in other people’s lives. This job offers me the opportunity to learn at the cutting edge of current knowledge and to contribute to new discoveries.

Topics: Alcami Voices

SCIENTIST SPOTLIGHT: May 2018

Name: Jack James
Alcami Site: Wilmington, NC

How long have you been with Alcami?
I have been with the company for 21 years.

What is your role? 
I am a formulations scientist, primarily focused on oral solid dosage forms.

What is the most rewarding part of your job?
Potentially improving someone’s life through solving formulations problems that enable a drug to move from Alcami development labs to our integrated manufacturing suites.

Topics: Alcami Voices

Beyond the Bench: A Century of Experience

The second edition of the Beyond the Bench series features three of Alcami’s longest tenured employees. Meg, Karen, and Sally have worked at Alcami and its legacy companies over a century, collectively. These women share in common not only a long history with the company, but they are all also great at sharing their knowledge. Please meet Meg, Karen, and Sally. 

Alcami applauds your loyalty and dedication. You are all valued, expert contributors at your sites! Please introduce yourselves and paint a picture of your start with the company .

Topics: Thought Leadership Alcami Voices

SCIENTIST SPOTLIGHT: April 2018

Name: Michelle Shelton
Alcami Site: Wilmington, NC

How long have you been with Alcami?
I joined Alcami in September 2016.

What is your role? 
I am an Assistant Scientist II. My roles include performing Microbial Limit Tests (MLT), Antimicrobial Effectiveness Test (AET), and growth promotion testing, as well as helping with special studies when the need arises.

What is the most rewarding part of your job?
The people I work with are the most rewarding part of my job. We are dedicated to completing projects accurately and on-time and we support one another daily to make sure that happens.

Topics: Alcami Voices

SCIENTIST SPOTLIGHT: March 2018

Name: Margaret Saladini
Alcami Site: Edison, NJ

How long have you been with Alcami?
I started as a contract employee in February 2016 and was hired by Alcami in October of 2016. So I have been here for 2+ years.

What is your role? 
I am a Sample Control Unit (SCU) Coordinator, as well as a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Power of Attorney.

What is the most rewarding part of your job?
The most rewarding part is working with incoming samples,  getting them logged in correctly and efficiently, and having the knowledge and resources to obtain additional information I may need to complete the process. Whichever department the sample belongs to, I find I can go to management and get answers and resolutions in a timely manner.

Topics: Alcami Voices

SCIENTIST SPOTLIGHT: February 2018

Name: Vishal Rana
Alcami Site: Edison, NJ

How long have you been with Alcami?

I have been with Alcami for five years.

What is your role? 
I am a Senior Chemistry Analyst / Lab Coordinator at the Edison, NJ site. My day-to-day activities include working on HPLC, GC, and Wet Chem projects, as well as assigning projects to analysts.

What is the most rewarding part of your job?
The most rewarding part of my job is being part of a team which provides direct or indirect support to the development and commercial release of drug products. It’s a great feeling knowing your contributions help treat a variety of diseases, assist those in pain, and potentially save millions of lives.

Topics: Alcami Voices

SCIENTIST SPOTLIGHT: January 2018

Name: Angela Moore, M.Sc.
Alcami Site: Durham, NC

How long have you been with Alcami?

I have been with Alcami for one year.

What is your role? 
I am an analytical development scientist at Alcami's Durham, NC site.

What is the most rewarding part of your job?
One of the most rewarding parts of my job is working closely with our formulation development team to develop analytical tests for new drugs going into clinical testing. Some of the products pose potential to help both children and adults with debilitating or deadly diseases, and it is exciting to be part of a team that helps bring a client's product to the FDA for approval. The greatest reward comes when the product is commercialized and I see advertisements for the product on TV or in doctors’ offices; I know I played a role in allowing these drugs to become available to patients.

Topics: Alcami Voices

Beyond the Bench: Analytical Development and Professional Growth

Meet Courtney Reichert. She’s always on the go. From representing Alcami in charity races to mentoring new analysts in the labs, Courtney is the epitome of the Alcami Way. Her sense of awe for all things science is exemplified in her dynamic background in both analytical testing and biotechnology testing and research. Courtney is currently part of the analytical testing team. Based out of Alcami’s Wilmington, NC labs, she also travels to the Durham, NC and Charleston, SC labs to train analysts and share her experience and enthusiasm.

Fresh out of a United Way planning meeting, Courtney offers to talk with us to gain a better understanding of analytical testing and offer advice to young professionals.

Thanks for taking time out of your busy schedule to talk. Did you grow up knowing that you’d be a scientist?   Hi, I am excited to share my views! Growing up, I had a love for all things science. There was never a moment in my life that I doubted what I wanted to do. There is always knowledge to be gained and so much more to discover in the world. Biology is all around us. We can use virtually any living cell or organism and manipulate it to discover something new. The limit is never-ending to what you can learn.

Topics: Thought Leadership Alcami Voices Analytical Testing Analytical Development

SCIENTIST SPOTLIGHT: December 2017

Name: Elizabeth Oxendine
Alcami Site: Durham, NC

How long have you been with Alcami?

This is my 17th year with Alcami. 

What is your role? 
I am a Quality Specialist III with a focus on report generation and review of equipment validations and am currently training to become an audit host for the Durham site. I have also had the unique opportunity to explore several other areas of the company from sample receipt to test procedure generation.

What is the most rewarding part of your job?
The most rewarding part of my job is knowing we are ultimately helping the individuals who take the medicine we test, research or manufacture at Alcami. As a childhood cancer survivor, I have experienced first-hand lifesaving medicine and research and I am proud to be part of that now as an adult.

Topics: Alcami Voices

SCIENTIST SPOTLIGHT: November 2017

Name: Colleen Guthrie
Alcami Site: St. Louis, MO

How long have you been with Alcami?

I have been with Alcami for 5 1/2 years.

What is your role? 
Manager, Microbiology at the St. Louis site.

What is the most rewarding part of your job?
I am very proud to work with the St. Louis team.  Our team constantly displays dedication and accountability. The relocation of the laboratory has been challenging and rewarding.  I am proud of what we have accomplished through the hard work and commitment of our employees and support staff. I also find it rewarding to work with clients on difficult projects and assist in finding solutions that could lead to a life-saving drug.

Topics: Alcami Voices