Senior Microbiology Consultant Stephen Langille was recently elected to the United States Pharmacopeia’s Compounding Expert Committee for the 2020-2025 cycle. The USP Council of Experts and its Expert Committees are responsible for developing and revising standards for medicines and foods that appear in USP’s compendia, including the United States Pharmacopeia and the National Formulary (USP–NF), which contains quality standards for drug ingredients, drug products, and dietary supplements; the Food Chemicals Codex (FCC); the Dietary Supplements Compendium (DSC); and in other related publications. They also approve USP Reference Standards specified for use in the compendia. Members of the Council of Experts and its Expert Committees develop and review monographs, General Chapters, and testing methods, and collaborate on scientific topics supporting the standards that appear in USP's compendia. Stephen Langille, Ph.D., is a senior microbiology consultant at ValSource, Inc. He specializes in microbiological and particulate matter contamination control. He holds a B.S. degree in biology from the University of Massachusetts and a Ph.D. in microbiology from the University of Maryland. He spent 19 years with the FDA as a microbiology reviewer, branch chief, and director of the Division of Microbiology Assessment in the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research.
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