PSC Biotech: Behind The Engineer

By Stephen Nguyen, Validation Engineer

Four years ago as a soon-to-be bioengineering graduate from the University of California, Riverside, I found myself lost in the direction I wanted to take my career. This competitive program at a nationally recognized institution was heavily focused on the research and development of medical devices, yet, I was still conflicted. Many medical device manufacturers recruited students from my program and my education encouraged innovation, passion and an emphasis on delivering life-saving treatments, but I never thought that pharmaceuticals would be an area of interest to me. I had work experience in a GLP lab, but couldn’t seem to fathom the level of detail and regulation that goes into manufacturing of therapeutics which would be used by the public.

Through my post-graduate job search, I came to the realization that industries are looking for more cost-effective measures for staffing and resources. I heavily considered a career in biotech consulting due to the rapidly changing environment that encourages growth, innovation, as well as a need for intelligent and quick thinking individuals to pioneer change throughout the industry. So, when PSC Biotech offered me the opportunity to work for a span of life science clients, I instantly accepted the offer.

In a period of three and a half years, I have had the privilege to provide cGMP validation services to top medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers while understanding the regulatory requirements set forth by the FDA. I never thought I would say this, but validation falls along the lines of what I pictured my dream job to be.

As a validation engineer at PSC Biotech, I am responsible for learning the technical, regulatory, and business needs of a company. The advantage of working with PSC Biotech lies within the knowledge of our subject matter experts whom I am able to leverage every step of the way. Clients are often unsure of how to approach certain topics. PSC Biotech has provided me access to mentors and training programs which have armed me with a vast range of knowledge. I am able to provide my clients with not only my knowledge, but the knowledge gathered from countless experienced individuals throughout the organization. When I am chosen for a client project, I am confident we will exceed all expectations because the client not only receives my experience and expertise, but that of a global organization working to ensure success nothing short of exceptional results.