The MGP Consulting Team


Marcel Goverde

Professional experience

- Release analyses for sterile and non-sterile drug products, excipients and active pharmaceutical ingredients
- Development of methods, qualification, validation
- Microbiological monitoring and data trending
- Growth promotion testing of culture media
- Container-closure integrity testing
- Examination of disinfectants and their efficiency
- Antimicrobial effectiveness testing
- Bioindicators for the validation of aseptic processes or decontamination purposes
- Validation of rapid or alternative microbiological methods
- Risk assessment, deviations, microbiological support
- Training sessions
- GMP and microbiological audits
- Lean Labor and Six Sigma- Interdisciplinary projects


Professional background:


Since 2011 

Marcel Goverde has led his own company that specializes in training, consulting and project management in GMP-relevant areas with a focus on microbiology, hygiene and deviation management


2010 – 2011

QC Expert Microbiology, QA/QC Biological & Microbiological Services, ChemOps, Novartis Pharma AG, Basle, Switzerland Main tasks: drug substance release testing, antimicrobial effectiveness testing, risk assessments, deviation handling, LEAN lab, microbiological support


2002 - 2010

Team leader Non-Sterile Products, QC Microbiology, at F. Hoffmann - La Roche Ltd., Basle, Switzerland. Main tasks: product-release testing, microbiological support and monitoring, method development, qualification and validation, projects


Since 2004

Regular speaker for different institutions


Since 2003 

Swiss delegate for working group 1 at the EDQM (European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines and Health Care), Strasbourg, France


1994 - 2000

Scientific collaborator at Hintermann & Weber AG, Switzerland, Post Doc and lecturer at the University of Basel. Practical training in the agro biological section of Novartis, Pro Natura and Longo Maï (Costa Rica). Teaching experience at the secondary school level, Switzerland


Languages:


German

Mother tongue


English

Fluent, very good writing skills


French

Fluent, good writing skills (second mother tongue)


Spanish

Working knowledge


Dutch

Fluent (third mother tongue)


Tanja Kriessl

Professional experience

- Professional and personnel management of the sterility testing and microbial identification group
- Release analyses of sterile and non-sterile drug products, excipients and active pharmaceutical ingredients
- Development of methods, qualification, validation (rooms, isolators and devices for DNA-based analysis)
- GMP-compliant analysis- Microbiological monitoring


Professional Background:


Since 2017 

Employee at MGP Consulting GmbH


2014 - 2017

Parental leave


2007 - 2014

Group leader germ identification (classic techniques and DNA based methods: sequencing, PCR)


2002 - 2007

The group leader of sterility testing (isolator technology)


2002 - 2014 

Employee at Hoffmann-La Roche, Basel, CH


2001 - 2002 

Employee at ATG Biosynthetics, Freiburg


2000 - 2001 

Scientific employee at the Institute for tumor biology in Freiburg


Languages:


German

Mother tongue, high level of writing and speaking 


English

Very good writing and speaking skills


French

Basic writing and speaking skills


Sabrina Kuoni

Education:


2016

- Passed the Cambridge Advanced Certificate in Nossa, Australia
- Began studying pharmacy at University Basel. 


2015

Graduation from Gymnasium Oberwil with the main focus on Spanish


Since 2014 

Employee at MGP Consulting GmbH


Languages:


German

Mother tongue 


English

Very good speaking and good writing skills


French

Good speaking and writing skills


Spanish

Speaking and writing


Dutch

Speaking skills