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Anna-Myra Koopmans, Pharmacist.

Anna-Myra Koopmans, Pharmacist.

Director Quality Assurance and Qualified Person

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Joined BioConnection in 2016

Anna-Myra studied Pharmacy at the University of Utrecht where she obtained her Pharmacist-degree in 1991.
From 1991 until 2015 Anna-Myra worked for Organon/Schering Plough/MSD. The first 20 years she had several functions as Quality Assurance Officer, Production pharmacist and she managed the Quality Systems department. In all positions Anna-Myra’s main focus was on parenteral aseptic production. She also was Quality lead for the project to build a new Parenteral and Polymer production facility.

In 2011 Anna-Myra transferred to the MSD pilot plant (RY) for clinical supplies and small scale commercial products. In the first years as Production Lead she was managing project managers and was responsible for the GMP aspects in the factory. After that Anna-Myra became the Qualified Person for the same RY building.

In 2016 Anna-Myra joined BioConnection when the RY building was transferred from MSD to BioConnection in her role as Director QA/QP being responsible for building and maintaining the Quality Management System. In 2016 this system was approved by the Dutch authorities (EMA). In 2017 the Quality department is extended with a small microbiological and ipc-analytical laboratory which was approved in April 2017 and in 2018 BioConnection had a successful FDA inspection. Anna-Myra is currently heading the Quality department of BioConnection and acting as BioConnection’s QP.

“Being responsible for the quality department of BioConnection I am proud on the robust quality system we built and is maintained by our dedicated quality team. Our goal is to make compliant product of good quality. This goal is reached in close cooperation with our operations team and our customers. It is good to notice how this close cooperation and open atmosphere this is valued by the customers.  We prove to be able to help different customers, with different type of product, in different phases of development and sometimes very challenging production processes. This makes my role very exciting and make that there is never a dull moment.“

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Covid-19 update BioConnection

BioConnection has taken precautions related to the global outbreak of the Covid-19 virus. To start with; we are currently in full operation and running on-schedule with regard to our planned productions. Our production department is on full strength and we have no shortages of material(s) nor do we foresee them.

For our personnel we are following the guidelines as issued by the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, RIVM (www.rivm.nl). This means that people stay at home when they show (early) symptoms connected to Covid-19. Furthermore BioConnection employees work from home as much as possible. We avoid shaking hands and keep distance from each other. We take every precaution as advised to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 virus and will fully comply to the requests as stated and/or enforced by the authorities.

Our expansion project (expansion.bioconnection.eu) is running as planned to start GMP production in Q2 2021. We stay in close contact with our suppliers for the production equipment.

We review for Covid policy changes by the authorities on a daily base and adapt to them. If changes occur, this statement will be updated accordingly so you always have the latest information. In case you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us via our general number or website. Current customers of BioConnection, can contact their dedicated program manager. In case you want BioConnection to become a partner in your development or manufacturing, please contact our Business Development department via contact@bioconnection.eu.

The BioConnection Management Team.

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