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Good Clinical, Laboratory and Manufacturing Practices: Techniques for the QA Professional Editors: Philip Carson, Nigel Dent

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01 Jun 2007
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Quality assurance and good laboratory practices are becoming essential knowledge for professionals in all sorts of industries. This includes internal and external audit procedures for compliance with the requirements of good clinical, laboratory and manufacturing practices. Spanning chemical, cosmetic and manufacturing industries, Good Clinical, Laboratory and Manufacturing Practices: Techniques for the QA professional is aimed at: chemists, clinicians, ecotoxicologists, operation managers, pharmaceutical process managers, quality assurance officers, technicians and toxicologists. In addition sections on harmonisation of quality systems will be of value to safety, health and environment advisors. This comprehensive and high level reference will be an indispensable guide to research laboratories in academia and industry. Additional training material is also included.

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Dr Carson trained as an organic chemist (PhD) and safety and health expert (MSc). He was formally employed by Unilever as research scientist and Head of Science Support Services at their Research and Development Laboratory, Port Sunlight. Responsibilities included, occupational health, safety and environment; consumer safety; ethics of animal and human testing; Quality Assurance (GCP,GLP, GMP, ISO 14001/17025/OHSAS 18001); Project Risk Management and member of the Management Committee. Current posts include Quality Director (4-Front Research Ltd), a H&S consultant, Chairman of CIREC (a research ethics committee recognised for reviewing Phase 1 studies on healthy human volunteers) and member of a local hospital clinical ethics committees. Since 1983 he has been a member of the Institution of Chemical Engineers 'Loss Prevetion Panel' and is a member of the Association of Reserach Ethics Committee. He is past member of the Chemical Industries Association Health Advisory Group and past Chairman of their Hygiene Working Group. Bewteen 1990-2000 he was visiting lecturer in chemistry at UMIST and was PhD examiner for Aston University Chemical Engineering Department. He has over 60 technical publications including The Safe Handling of Chemicals in Industry (3 volumes), Longman The Hazardous Chemicals Handbook (2 editions), Butterworth Heinemann Good Clinical, Laboratory and Manufacturing Practices (2 editions), Royal Society of Chemistry He is also coauthor of 'Silver Screens of Wirral' (2 volumes), Countyvise Ltd