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Francisco L Torres
Senior Consultant

Mr Torres-Figueras has been associated with Globepharm Consulting since 1992, specializing in GMP, Quality and Regulatory activities for the Healthcare Manufacturing Industries. A senior member of Globepharm Consulting, Mr. Torres-Figueras has worked with many national and international companies in Europe and the Americas to develop, improve and implement management control systems necessary for facility and operations compliance with current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs).

During the course of his career Mr. Torres-Figueras had held senior management positions in bulk pharmaceutical chemical manufacturing and the manufacture of pharmaceutical dosage forms. In these positions he has worked in, and managed, the process development, technology transfer, manufacturing, quality assurance and regulatory functions. This hands-on experience, acquired over sixteen years, has given Mr. Torres-Figueras a unique approach to problem solving and the development of regulatory strategies.

In addition to auditing for compliance to National and International quality standards, and to cGMPs, Mr. Torres-Figueras has been involved in “due diligence” and “application integrity” audits for pharmaceuticals and medical devices where clients are evaluating candidate companies for acquisition.

Background

Prior to being associated with Globepharm Consulting, Mr. Torres previous work experience has included:
Organics LaGrange, USA. QA/QC Director, responsible for all aspects of QC laboratory operations and GMP compliance implementation.
GD Searle, USA. various functions culminating in Compliance Manager – responsible for GMP compliance for bulk pharmaceutical and finished dosage form manufacture.
Smith Kline and French. Various functions culminating in Senior Development Chemist – involved with bulk chemical process optimization, production transfer, production and quality control.

A scientist by training, Mr. Torres-Figueras holds a first degree in Chemistry, and an advanced degree (MS) in Biochemistry. He is an active member of regulatory and technical associations (including ASQC, PDA, and RAPS) and is a certified ISO 9000 Assessor/Auditor. Mr. Torres-Figueras lectures on auditing techniques for cGMP compliance.

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