Consultant, Pharmaceutical Services

Phone: +44 (0) 1751 432 999
Country: United Kingdom

Eric Dewhurst has spent a 40-year career working with sterile pharmaceuticals and medical devices. His most recent worldwide role was as a Fellow at Johnson & Johnson Sterility Assurance. He now works providing technical support, training and troubleshooting in sterile product manufacture.

Mr. Dewhurst has held positions in microbiology, validation, quality assurance and regulatory compliance in a number of major companies. He also has experience with the UK medical device regulatory agency inspecting plants manufacturing sterile products and has carried out research on bioburden recovery.

Mr. Dewhurst is the UK representative on ISO/TC 198/WG 9 − Sterilization of healthcare products responsible for standards for the aseptic processing of medical devices. He is also a Qualified Person, a Chartered Biologist and Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology. He holds a BSc in microbiology from the University of Liverpool and a post-graduate certificate in people, organisations and change from the Manchester Metropolitan University.