LEXINGTON, KY -- (Marketwired) -- 02/05/14 -- Coldstream Laboratories, Inc., a provider of sterile drug product development and manufacturing services, has announced certifications for four key members of its Quality Assurance Team.
Coldstream's Quality Assurance Manager, Angela Blume, CQA, has been selected to be an Examiner for the Kentucky Center for Performance Excellence (KYCPE). The KYCPE is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to helping Kentucky companies and organizations achieve performance excellence. Participant organization categories include both large and small business, non-profit, government, education, and healthcare.
Additionally, Coldstream has had three staff obtain certifications from The American Society for Quality (ASQ). Carolyn Hunter and Debra Anglin, both Senior Quality Assurance Specialists, have obtained Certified Quality Auditor certifications. The Certified Quality Auditor is a professional who understands the standards and principles of auditing and the auditing techniques of examining, questioning, evaluating and reporting to determine a quality system's adequacy and deficiencies. The Certified Quality Auditor analyzes all elements of a quality system and judges its degree of adherence to the criteria of industrial management and quality evaluation and control systems.
Mick Miller, Quality Assurance Specialist, has obtained a Certified Quality Process Analyst (CQPA) certification from the ASQ. The Certified Quality Process Analyst is a paraprofessional who, under the direction of quality engineers or supervisors, analyzes and solves quality problems and is involved in quality improvement projects.
"We are proud of the drive demonstrated by all of our employees and the commitment these significant accomplishments demonstrate by our Quality Assurance team," says Eric Smart, President & CEO of Coldstream. "Coldstream is committed to uncompromising quality in parenteral development and manufacturing, and the experience represented by these certifications will play an important role in Coldstream's growth plans."
Coldstream Laboratories, Inc., based in Lexington, KY, is a privately held specialty pharmaceutical contract manufacturing organization. Coldstream operates Kentucky's only parenteral manufacturing facility.