Monthly Archives: April 2015

Valsource names Jeffrey L. Hartman Senior Validation and QRM Consultant

ValSource announced Jeffrey L. Hartman has joined North America’s largest independent validation services company as a Senior Validation and Quality Risk Management (“QRM”) Consultant. Prior to ValSource, Jeff Hartman spent 34 years with Merck, most recently serving as Director of Validation Quality Systems for Merck Manufacturing Division.

Considering his future with ValSource, Hartman commented, “Candidly, I’m past the point of having to work. I’m relishing working with such a great company. ValSource’s vision of returning validation to a vital, valuable tool for companies aligns perfectly with my own professional philosophy.” He continued, “I’m energized and look forward to the knowledge transfer process with ValSource’s clients….

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Survival and susceptibility of Burkholderia cepacia complex in chlorhexidine gluconate and benzalkonium chloride.

Kim, Ahn, LiPuma, Hussong, and Cerniglia. 2015. Survival and susceptibility of Burkholderia cepacia complex in chlorhexidine gluconate and benzalkonium chloride. Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology. Date: 21 Mar 2015 (online)


The Burkholderia cepacia complex (BCC) includes opportunistic pathogenic bacteria that have occasionally been recovered from various pharmaceutical products, including antiseptics and disinfectants. Plausible reasons for the contamination include intrinsic sources, such as inadequate process controls, especially for water or equipment used during product manufacture, or extrinsic sources, such as improper handling and dilution or distribution in contaminated containers….

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