Health Canada Assessment Officer – Interview with Adeline Ng

Written by Alex Chiang To many life science graduates, Health Canada embodies the supreme institution that is responsible for protecting the health of all Canadians. Situated in the nation’s capital and employing over 10,000 staff members, Health Canada is the federal agency that regulates a wide variety of healthcare products, including drugs, biologics, medical devices, [...]

By |2018-09-06T21:06:23-04:00June 11th, 2013|Alex Chiang, Potential Careers|0 Comments

Career in Quality Operations

Written by Alex Chiang Why is quality important? In the pharmaceutical or biotech industry, the end product has a direct effect on public health.  In the year 2012 alone, 184 drugs have been recalled from the Canadian market. Health Canada defines ‘recall’ as “a firm’s removal from further sale … of a distributed product that [...]

By |2016-11-12T03:15:07-04:00March 6th, 2013|Alex Chiang, Potential Careers|0 Comments

Regulatory Affairs Professional

Written by Alex Chiang Overview The regulatory affairs professional (RA), as the name implies, is a person who ensures compliance to the laws and regulations within a regulated industry, such as healthcare, banking, and energy. This profession is currently most prominent in the healthcare sectors, including pharmaceuticals, biologics, and medical devices. The regulatory process is [...]

By |2018-09-06T21:06:23-04:00February 1st, 2013|Alex Chiang, Potential Careers|0 Comments