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Nicholas Blair

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Trading name:Valid8.net
Areas covered:Ayrshire, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Bristol, Buckinghamshire, Camarthenshire, Cambridgeshire, Cardif Swansea, Central (Angus, Argyll, Perth, Sterling), Central / Valleys, Cheshire, Cornwall, Cumbria, Derbyshire, Devon, Dorset, Durham, East Sussex, Edinburgh and Lothian, Essex, Glasgow and Surrounding Areas, Gloucestershire, Greater London, Greater Manchester, Hampshire, Herefordshire, Hertfordshire, Highlands and Islands, Isle of Wight, Kent, Lancashire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Lowlands, Merseyside, Mid Wales, Middlesex, Monmouthshire, Norfolk, North East (Moray, Aberdeenshire), North Wales, Northamptonshire, Northumberland, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Pembrokeshire, Shropshire, Somerset, Staffordshire, Suffolk, Surrey, Sussex (East and West), Swindon, Warwickshire, Wiltshire, Worcestershire, Yorkshiremore »
Desired contract duration:3 - 6 months

About My Services:

Valid8.net offers a validation engineering service for the medical device and pharmaceutical industries, encompassing equipment, process, computer and test method validation. Specialties: • Equipment Validation • Process Validation • Computer System Validation • Test Method Validation • Temperature Mapping • Statistical Analysis • Process Analysis • Experimental Design more »


  • Validation Engineering
  • Quality Engineering
  • Pharmaceutical/Medical Device Manufacturing


  • M.Sc. Polymer Technology
  • B.Sc. (Hons) Applied Chemistry

What Makes Me Great:

A diligent, committed quality engineering professional, with nearly 10 years' experience in the medical device and pharmaceutical industries. Versatile, keen and quick to learn new disciplines and techniques.more »

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The summary below lists the last six positions (contract/non-contract).

Period:23.04.07 - 31.08.10
Job Title:Validation Engineer
Location:Swindon, UK
Description:Catalent Pharma Solutions Ltd. - spun off from Cardinal Health Ltd. in June 2007. Validation engineer for manufacture of oral dosing technologies. Validating pharmaceutical manufacturing equipment for proprietary oral dosing technologies and gelatin capsules. Validating utilities for gelatin capsule manufacturing facility. Process validation of manufacture of new pharmaceutical gelatin capsule formulations. Temperature mapping of process equipment using Kaye Validator 2000. Maintenance of site validation master plan. more »
Period:11.09.06 - 16.04.07
Job Title:Process Validation Team Leader
Location:Galway, Ireland
Description:Led a 10-strong team performing process validation remediation for thermoplastic extrusion processes for catheter manufacture. Activities included: • Project planning; • Management of: – Process trials and DoEs for validation inputs; – Generation and maintenance of process FMEAs; – Generation of validation documentation; – Performance of validation work. • Documentation and execution of test method validations. more »
Period:09.01.06 - 01.09.06
Job Title:Equipment Validation Engineer
Location:Inverness, United Kingdom
Description:Validated custom machinery for printing and processing of test strips for diagnostic meters: • Generated FMEA and other pre-validation documentation; • Wrote specifications, FAT and IQ/OQ/PQ protocols and reports; • Performed equipment validation activities, including black box software validation. more »

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