New Minerals Analysis Manager Appointed

E-Separation Solutions

E-Separation Solutions-07-11-2011, Volume 0, Issue 0

Assad Al-Ammar has joined Irvine Pharmaceutical Services, Irvine, California, as the new minerals analysis manager.

Assad Al-Ammar has joined Irvine Pharmaceutical Services, Irvine, California, as the new minerals analysis manager.

Al-Ammar has more than 25 years of experience of experience with inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry and 15 peer-reviewed research papers published in both the United States and Europe. Additionally, Al-Ammar has seven years experience with liquid chromatography-inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry and gas chromatography-inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry speciation of toxic and pharmaceutically important elements and 15 years of experience with inductively coupled plasma-atomic emission spectroscopy, x-ray fluorescence, gas chromatography, and liquid chromatography.

Al-Ammar holds a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from Glasgow University, United Kingdom, and was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Massachusetts.

Al-Ammar will hold a new position at Irvine Pharmaceutical Services that was created in response to the newly proposed USP General Chapter for Elemental Impurities, which is scheduled to replace the General Chapter for Heavy Metals. The replacement will require the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, excipient, nutraceutical, and medical device industries to comply with these changes by 2013.