Ziva Abraham is the President and Founder of Microrite, Inc., a California based consulting firm providing consulting and training services to pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices and in vitro diagnostics in the areas of quality assurance, quality control, microbiology, and validation.
She has over 35 years of academic, research, clinical and industrial experience in microbiology, and quality assurance. Ziva has received her Master’s Degree in microbiology with a focus on Mycology and has conducted research on developing microbial Insecticides using entomogenous bacteria and fungi. Her career also includes founding and managing clinical laboratories for Maccabi Medical in Israel. She has trained personnel from various industries in microbiology techniques and methods. She uses her extensive experience to teach why assessing risk of microbial contamination should be in the forefront of any company that has products for human/veterinary use. Her experience in clinical laboratories has provided her with the framework to understand the effects of microbial contamination in products from a patient safety perspective.
Christian Scheuermann has more than 20 years of microbiology experience from both academic and industrial environments. He earned his Master’s degree in Biology at the University of Würzburg with additional studies at the Universities of Frankfurt and Naples (Italy) and at the Max-Planck-Institute.
With regards to pharmaceutical microbiology, Christian is specialized in the fields of microbial quality control, microbial identification and phylogenetics.
He is currently working at Charles River Laboratories, Microbial Solutions division as Global Technical Services Manager.