Consultant, Pharma Biotech

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

Eric Dewhurst has spent most of his career working with sterile pharmaceuticals and medical devices. His most recent worldwide role was Fellow in Aseptic Processing at Johnson & Johnson Sterility Assurance.

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 the ISO Technical Committee 198 WG9 which is responsible for standards for the aseptic processing of medical devices, where he is currently leading the update to ISO 13408-2 Filtration. He is also preparing chapters on steam sterilization and aseptic processing for two upcoming text books and provides training on aseptic processing and sterilization to notified body auditors in Europe.

Mr. Dewhurst is a Qualified Person under the EU Directive and a member of the UK Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Sciences Society Management Committee. He is also is a Chartered Biologist and Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology.