Q Laboratories’ Director, Pharmaceutical & Personal Care Services, Cathleen Owen will be speaking at two industry events in early May.
On May 3, at the Personal Care Products Council Legal & Regulatory Conference, Cathleen will be included on an expert panel discussing the role of Quality Agreements for outsourced operations as part of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) for cosmetics.The panel will examine the benefits and regulatory expectations associated with implementing Quality Agreements as a best business practice.Cathleen will be joined on the expert panel by Paula Katz, an FDA Regulatory Attorney with the Washington D.C. firm Covington and Burling, LLP., and Tim Parrent, Group Leader - Quality Systems at Mary Kay.The Conference will be held at the St. Anthony Hotel in San Antonio. To register visit the event website
NYSCC Suppliers' Day
On May 8th, Cathleen will speak at the New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists (NYSCC), Innovation & Compliance Conference in New York City. She will discuss the importance of implementing GMPs across the entire supply chain, and how having an effective GMP program is critical to consistently manufacturing products to a quality appropriate for their intended use.Coinciding with the NYSCC Suppliers' Day 2019 event, the Innovation & Compliance Conference will focus on Essential Elements of Cosmetic Regulation, Safety Assessment, and Quality Assurance. The US Personal Care Products Council along with the German Cosmetic, Toiletry, Perfumery, and Detergent Association are organizing the Conference.If you are attending the NYSCC Suppliers' Day Event, be sure to stop by Booth #117 and learn about some exciting things happening at Q Laboratories.For more information on NYSCC Suppliers' Day or to register for the event, visit the event website
On Thursday, May 17th, Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley and Hamilton County Commissioner Denise Driehaus were on hand to help cut the ribbon on Q Laboratories' new 30,000 sq.ft., $10 Million laboratory building located on Knob Hill in East Price Hill on the Westside of Cincinnati.Q Laboratories’ COO David Goins has been with Q Laboratories for over 29 years and has seen the company grow from a very small regional firm to a large organization providing services for companies around the world. “We have been fortunate to have a fantastic team that has enabled us to continue to grow. Opening this beautiful new building is a testament to the dedication of all of our employees and the excellence they bring to the lab every day. This is a proud day for Q Laboratories' employees, past and present.” said Goins, “For any successful business, it takes talented personnel to make it work. Q Laboratories' history is comprised of exceptional people doing extraordinary work.”
Moving On Up
The Analytical Chemistry laboratory will be the first department relocated to the new facility, followed by two Microbiology Labs (Food and Pharma). The company also purchased two buildings, adjacent to the newly constructed facility to house administrative departments such as Accounting, HR, Sales & Marketing, and the Quality Assurance Unit. The move increases the company's overall square footage from 25,000 to 55,000 allowing them to continue the sharp growth curve they have experienced over the previous 15+ years.WLWT Report on Q Laboratories' Ribbon Cutting
The Cincinnati Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG Cincinnati) held their 19th Annual Deal Maker Awards on May 16th at the Hyatt Regency Cincinnati. At the event, Q Laboratories was recognized as one of the finalists for the annual Deal Maker award.The Deal Maker Awards are a tribute to the region’s outstanding companies with proven track records of leadership, innovation and success in achieving corporate growth. By naming them as finalists, ACG Cincinnati recognized the accomplishments of 18 of Cincinnati’s best and brightest involved in the deal making community. The Deal Maker Award (DMA) is one of the oldest and most prestigious honors within the business community.ACG Cincinnati is an organization of individuals pursuing the shared goal of corporate growth, providing a forum to exchange information on corporate growth and meet others with similar professional interests.Founded in 1954, the Association for Corporate Growth has chapters worldwide representing 14,500 members. ACG serves 90,000 investors, executives, lenders and advisers to growing middle-market companies. ACG's mission is to drive middle-market growth.
Q Laboratories' President and CEO Jeffrey Rowe was featured on the "What Works for Biz" podcast entitled "Why Treat Employees Like Owners."You can listen to the podcast hereJeff discusses principles from his book, "Just Do These Few Things: How to Find and Develop Exceptional Talent, Share the Wealth, and Build a Great Company and Culture" available on Amazon. Click here for details
Q Laboratories’ Chief Scientific Officer Erin Crowley has been selected as a Fellow of AOAC® International. She will be presented with the honor during the Awards Ceremony on September 25th at the upcoming AOAC International Annual Meeting and Exposition in Atlanta.Erin is has served AOAC® International in many capacities and is currently Chair of the AOAC® Official Methods Board, which oversees the Official Methods Program. The AOAC® Official MethodsSM Program is designed to provide needed evaluated methods that can be used with confidence by regulated industry, regulatory agencies, contract research organizations and testing laboratories, and academic institutions. Official MethodsSM undergo rigorous scientific scrutiny and demonstrate the highest level of confidence in a method.Erin is also Chair of the International Stakeholder Panel on Alternative Methods (ISPAM). ISPAM was formed by AOAC® to develop harmonized, internationally accepted standard validation guidelines for alternative (rapid) chemical and microbiological methods by leveraging global networks of experts to reach consensus on an analytical validation protocol. The goal is to achieve optimal efficiency and avoid duplication of efforts in order to meet regulatory and product safety testing requirements.